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Expanded Spring Break Hours + 11AM Nature Programs

Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: Open from 10AM-4PM, special program at 11AM

Infuse your child’s spring break with a healthy dose of wonder! Stop by The Nature Museum between Tuesday, April 17th and Saturday, April 21st to take advantage of our expanded hours. Plus join us at 11AM for a free program led by one of our nature educators.

11AM: Amazing Adaptations

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River otters can slide on their bellies, woodpeckers have extra hard beaks for pecking, and white-tailed deer can use their tail to “talk” when there’s danger. Adaptations are special body parts, body features, and behaviors that help animals survive where they live. Native New England wildlife have many amazing adaptations! Bring your young naturalist(s) and investigate real animal pelts, skins, and other artifacts to learn more about the unique wildlife that call New England home. Hands-on items, tales about astonishing animals and a craft will captivate all ages. Afterwards, delve into the museum and head outside to explore! Grab a trail map, try out an exploration kit, or go on a scavenger hunt!

Our museum’s is open every Thursday and Friday from 10am-4pm, but during this vacation week we will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday as well during those same hours. Each day at 11am our environmental educators will lead a special all ages program. You might catch “Eagles, Hawks, a–Predators of the Sky" or “The Recipes for Thunderstorms" or another fun, hands-on program. 

During your exploration of the museum, crawl through an underground bear den; dig for fossils; find out about bats, bees, and catamounts; and learn about animal adaptations by dressing up as your favorite creature. Discover our curated collection of hands-on exhibits. Afterwards, head outside and take a walk in the woods behind the museum or on one of three Village Park trails. There are plenty of opportunities to connect with nature and learn something new.

This program is free and admission to the museum is by your donation.

The week will culminate in a special Earth Day Party at 11am on Saturday. Come and celebrate with us!