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State Museum Family Days program examines Wyoming habitats

Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Contact: Nathan Doerr

Families will learn about Wyoming habitats during the March Family Days program at the Wyoming State Museum Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The program is offered in conjunction with the Museum’s recently opened Hands On Habitats Lab.

The Museum’s new Hands On Habitats Lab, sponsored by the Matthew and Virgie O. Dragicevich Wyoming Foundation along with addition support from the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation and Wyoming State Parks.

The exhibit provides visitors with an opportunity to explore wildlife habitats of Wyoming, experience Wyoming’s night sky, sculpt Wyoming landscapes in the augmented reality sandbox, and see the natural world up close with a digital microscope.

During the Family Days program, families are encouraged to join the Museum and discover some of the amazing habitats that can be found in Wyoming. As they explore the Hands On Habitats Lab and learn about habitats such as alpine tundra, forests, sagebrush steppe, shortgrass prairies, and riparian, participants will create their own habitat models.

Participants are invited to stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to explore the Museum and participate in the Family Days program.

Family Days is a free program of the Wyoming State Museum, which provides children and their families with fun and educational opportunities to explore Wyoming’s natural and cultural resources.

The program is held the first Saturday of the month, September through May, at the Wyoming State Museum. Each month’s program has a different theme. For more information, contact Nathan Doerr, Curator of Education, at 777-7021.