Last Chance to sign up for Natural Science Illustration for Kids – don’t miss out on this fun opportunity for kids ages 10-14 to learn about art and nature in this workshop on May 28. Sign up today!
May is Museum Month and we are celebrating along with the Museum of Art & History and Seymour Center with a special three-for-one pass! During the weekend of May 21-22, pay admission and visit any one of the three centers––then present your admission receipt at either or both of the other two for free admission on that weekend. Likewise, each institution will honor the others’ membership cards. That means Museum members can visit Seymour Center or the Museum of Art & History for free this weekend! Don’t forget to stop by and visit us while The Art of Nature is still on display.
Touch Tank Update We collected new tidepool specimens for the touch tank this morning. Stop by soon to check out the abundant animal and plant life, including gooseneck barnacles. Did you know that barnacles are a type of crustacean, and are therefore more closely related to crabs and lobsters than they are to the bivalves such as mussels that they are often found amongst? (Thank you to our new volunteer Connor Chesus for teaching our staff that fun fact!)
The Garden Learning Center is flourishing and benefited from some weeding by our volunteers this morning. The flowers are being frequented by hummingbirds and native bees. We have a lot of new blooms this year, such as this Western columbine. The garden volunteers are also busy preparing the location of our future pollinator garden – join us on June 25 for our Pollination Celebration lecture and planting event!