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The Museum will be OPEN on Monday, July 4, for even more nature fun!
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Walk among free-flying butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion, observe live animals in Creature Cavern, buzz by Insect Alley, hang out in Our Big Backyard or explore the Paw Paw Nature Trail in the 100-year-old forest. While focusing on ages 3 - 7, ever-changing, hands-on programming provides the opportunity for structured learning and informal play for kids of all ages. Plan your visit today.

Upcoming Events

Citizen Science Friday: FrogWatch USA July 1, 2016

Learn to identify different frog calls and help us record our local frog population.  This important national Citizen Science project, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, aims is to collect data on the biodiversity and abundance…

Monthly Bird Walk July 2, 2016
Envirocaching July 9, 2016
Nature's Defenses July 16, 2016


Ask a Naturalist: How do animals stay cool in the summer? June 21, 2016

Whew, is it hot! When we feel too warm outside, many of us can scoot inside into the chilly air conditioning. But what about all the wild critters? How do they manage to stay cool in the blistering…

Posted By: Nikki Panos
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