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Maine State Museum Hosts Chewonki's Traveling Natural History Programs on April 15, 2017

Come to the museum for free on Saturday, April 15 for fun, engaging programs that feature live animals and hands-on activities about the natural world and the creatures that inhabit it.

Museum admission is free of charge all day! Come for one or both programs:

11 a.m. to noon - Animal Adaptations: Survival in the Wild
Webbed feet, camouflaged fur, or spines are all amazing ways that animals use adaptations to survive in the wild every day. In this fun-filled hour, children will try on costumes and see firsthand how three live non-releasable animals (including an owl!) have adaptations that help them thrive in their habitats. This program is geared to children in pre-school through 5th grade.

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Skeletons: Form and Function
This program of discovery and creativity invites visitors to take a close look at the bones of many different animals while comparing them with human skeletons. A special highlight will be the assembly of a 16-foot pilot whale skeleton and the opportunity for visitors to investigate the adaptations that whales require to survive in the ocean depths. This program is appropriate for visitors age 8 through adult.

Free Family Saturdays are sponsored by Renys and Oakhurst Dairy