2016 Family Day Events
FUN FOR THE FAMILY DAY IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016
No pre-registration: first come, first served. Download a PDF copy of the 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 (Tom and Owen Slater) 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.
10-1:00 (A) Bird, Learn, Make and Take (Sue Shields, Karen Beckman, Cara O'Brien) 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) (Kimi and Matt Paradis) 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 and Shawna 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) Learn to Track (Dave Berry) Identify "who" made that track left behind.
12:15-1:00 (O) Critter Crawl (Jen Moonjian) 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 and Shawna 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.
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.
2:00 - 2:30 (A) Puppet Show starring the Great Blue Heron (Linda Winters). A fun learning experience for the whole family.
2:30 - 3:30 (LC) Book Bonanza (Anne Spence and Jan Surbey). Family Day participants can select a free book or prize to take home. One book or prize per child.
Additional Saturday events open for families:
1:30 and 3PM * Meet the Raptors *(Pacific Wildlife Care) *(Morro Bay Vet's Hall)