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2016 Family Day Events

FUN FOR THE FAMILY DAY IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016


This is 2015 information.  Update for 2016 in fall.

No pre-registration: first come, first served.  Download a PDF copy of the brochure.2015 Family Day Brochure

$3 fee for adults entering the museum.

All events take place at Museum of Natural History unless otherwise noted*
    O: Outside the museum (near the gift shop entrance)
    LC: Museum Learning Center (enter through the gift shop)
    A: Museum Auditorium (enter through the gift shop)

9-9:45  (O)         Introduction to Birding and Habitat Hike (Audrey and Kyle Weichert) Learn to use binoculars, field guides, and discuss habitat needs during this short walk.  Binoculars and field guides provided.

9:30-10:15 (O) Intermediate Birding (Jessica Griffiths) Designed for kids ages 9 and older already familiar with binoculars and having some birding experience. Participants should bring their own binoculars, if possible.

9:45-10:45 (LC) Bird for a Day (Jerry Kirkhart and Chuck Mills) Acquire a bird name during this program about bird history, IDs, mouth parts, colors, and feathers.

10-12:30 (A)  Bird, Learn, Make and Take (Sue Shields, Ann Little, Karen Beckman, Faylla Chapman, Cara O'Brien, Robyn Chase) Arts and crafts activities with bird related themes.  $2 charge for materials.  Ongoing with 'in and out" privileges.

10-10:45 (O)  Introduction to Birding and Habitat Hike (Audrey and Kyle Weichert) Repeat of 9-9:45 trip for those preferring later start time.

10:15-noon   *  Kayaking and Canoeing in the Bay (Sub Sea Tours)  (Stephanie Seay and Yvette Nowak) Those under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, $10 per   person boat rental fee paid directly to Sub Sea Tours.   Reservations requested by calling Sub Sea Tours (805)772-9463.      *Meet at Sub Sea Tours: 699 Embarcadero, #9
    
11:15-12 (LC) Rubbing Noses with Reptiles (Dennis Sheridan and Don Quintana) Up close, hands on experience with reptiles.  Free admission tickets  available beginning 15 minute prior to show at registration / information table near gift shop entrance. Limited to 25 participants, one ticket given per person prior to show.
    
11:15-12 (O)   Critter Crawl (Chuck Woodard and Gita Kolluru,) Crawl, creep or slither along searching for bugs, insects, spiders, reptiles and birds    around the State Park grounds.  Participants must be at least 5 years of age.  

12:15-1 (LC)    Rubbing Noses with Reptiles (Dennis Sheridan and Don Quintana)   Repeat of 11:15-12 event. Free admission tickets available    beginning 15 minute prior to show at registration / information table near gift shop entrance.  Limited to 25 participants, one ticket given per person prior to show.

12:15-1 (O)   Critter Crawl (Chuck Woodard and Gita Kolluru, ) Repeat of 11:15-12 activity.

1:15-2 (O) Learn to Track (Dave Berry) Identify "who" made that track left behind.

1:15-2 (LC) Birds in Your Neighborhood (Karen Beckman) Presentation about birds likely to be found nearby your home: feathers, food, how to find them and more.

2:15-4:15 * (CC) Family Day Finale: Prize Pool (Morro Bay Community Center) (Jan Surbey and Sue Shields) Present your completed "free prize"     card and select a prize from the waterless pool in the vendor area of the community center.  One prize per child.

Additional Saturday events open for families:
1:30 and 3PM *     Meet the Raptors *(Pacific Wildlife Care) *(Morro Bay Vet's Hall)