CARSON CITY — Explore the life cycle of butterflies, view butterfly wings using a microscope and discover the kinds of butterflies that live in Nevada during the Fun With Butterflies program from 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 9 at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City.
In groups of eight, guests will participate in a 30-minute lab or art project, or both. The hands-on nature program is aimed at children ages 6 to 11 interested in science and examining real specimens in a lab setting.
The program is part of the museum’s popular Family Fun Saturdays series that will continue on select weekends through spring.
Fun With Butterflies will take place in the museum’s natural history discovery lab. The event is free for museum members and children 17 and younger. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Adult tickets are $8 and available at the admissions desk. For more information, call 687-4810 ext. 237 or email [email protected]
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.