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Meet urban chickens during “Chicken Week” at The Discovery Museum

By ThisIsReno

home_main32DISCOVERY MUSEUM NEWS RELEASE – Beginning Monday, July 1, and continuing through Sunday, July 7, visitors to the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) can learn all about chickens and meet the museum’s newest residents—a flock of urban chickens.

The Discovery’s exhibits team has constructed a large chicken coop in the museum’s atrium, which will house the chickens during their one-week visit. Visitors can learn a variety of interesting chicken facts like how eggs get their color and what makes up a chicken’s egg. Visitors can also design and build a protective vessel for a two-story egg drop from the top level of the museum’s atrium.

“The Discovery is creating an entire summer full of exciting things to see and do,” said Patrick Turner, marketing manager. “Chicken Week is only the third event in a long list of hands-on opportunities to learn and have fun at the museum.”

When Chicken Week concludes, The Discovery will raffle off the custom coop. Tickets can be purchased at the admissions desk in the museum for $1 each. The winner we be announced July 8th.

For more information about Chicken Week and other upcoming summer activities at The Discovery, visit the calendar of events on the museum’s website at www.nvdm.org.

The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is a locally founded nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The Discovery’s vision is to inspire curiosity, creativity and the joy of lifelong learning for all children and families of northern Nevada. The museum provides opportunities to discover science, art and local history through open-ended, interactive and fun exhibits and hands-on educational programs. Explore a cave, build a house, race across Nevada, and climb into the clouds—these are just some of the many adventures found at The Discovery.