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Nevada State Museum offers “Beastly Encounters” for children


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Families are invited to explore “Beastly Encounters” at a special Nevada State Museum program from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.  The activity continues the museum’s Family Fun Saturdays series. Children will explore how learning to observe animal signs, tracks and scat can help identify which animals have been in an area and how clues can tell about animal behavior too.

Participants will learn about wild animal diversity in Nevada.

In groups of eight, visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in a 30-minute art or science activity best suited for children ages 6-11. Guests can choose from skulls and scat, habitat and diet, or tracks and feet presentations.  The craft activity includes making a bookmark with animal tracks to take home.

Hosted in the museum’s natural history discovery lab at 600 N. Carson St., the event is free for museum members and children 17 and under. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Adult tickets are $8 and available at the admissions desk beginning at 12:30. For more information, call 687-4810 ext. 237 or [email protected].

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