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A Play Date with Nature – Full Day Sat. May 13, 2017

Time: 10am – 3pmdsc_0238sm

If you have enjoyed a single play date… you will be thrilled with the lessons to be learned in a full day of Play Date fun! Nature is full of fascinating places for you and your young learners to explore – and have fun doing it!  What is the soil made of?  What kinds of amazing critters might live under a log?  How many different colors and shapes of flowers can we find?  Bring your junior explorers to the VLM for a day full of family discoveries in nature, and learn how easy and rewarding it is to introduce your child to the fun, healthy and stimulating world of Nature Play!  Both indoors and out, you’ll encounter a variety of Nature Play Learning Stations that will showcase examples of activities, crafts and games that you and your family can do together – in your backyard, city park, nature trail, or at the beach – wherever nature can be found!

This program is supported by a grant from the Disney Conservation Fund and AZA.


Naturally Speaking Summer Family Series – June 1

Hummingbird Haven

Speaker:  Kristin and Gregory Millslagle, Owners of Wild Birds Unlimited Yorktown

Join Kristin and Gregory as they discuss how to turn your backyard into a “Hummingbird Haven.” They will walk families through the steps of creating a backyard that attracts hummingbirds and they will have products that can help families in building their backyard paradise.  There will also be an educational hands on activity.

Horticulture is also propagating Red Bee Balm and possibly other plants that attract Hummingbirds and they will be placed in planters and available for Museum donation so families can start their Hummingbird Haven.

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Cost: No added fee for program after museum admission, advance registration required.

Member admission will be verified on the day of the visit.  Non-member admission will be collected on the day of the visit ($20 per adult, $15 per child, ages 3 – 12, and ages 2 and under are free).