Nature Museum offers a week of special nature programs for Earth Day

GRAFTON, Vt. – In celebration of Earth Day and of local schools’ vacations, the Nature Museum, located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, Vt., is offering five days of interactive environmental programs for the whole family over spring break! In addition to the museum’s regular visiting hours, we invite you to join our environmental educators every day from Tuesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 21 for special nature programs that will be fun for all ages. Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and guided nature programs begin at 11 a.m. Saturday will include a special Abenaki and Nature program and Earth Day Cake.

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Celebrate Earth Day with the Nature Museum. Photo provided.

Each day, experienced educators will lead guests through a new nature adventure. Guided programs include “Eagles, Hawks, & Owls: Predators of the Sky,” “Amphibians on the Move,” and “Boom! Flash! Recipes for Thunderstorms.” These programs use indoor and outdoor time, hands-on items, scavenger hunts, games, and more to bring the whole family in on the fun. After the programs, we invite you to explore the museum: crawl through an underground bear den, dig for fossils, and dress up as your favorite wild creature. Get outside with a trail map, try out a nature exploration kit on our trails, or enjoy a picnic with your family.

At the Nature Museum, we believe that everybody deserves the opportunity to learn, enjoy, and explore their wild side. Therefore, we strive to keep our costs low. Admission to our spring break programs, and to the museum itself, is by donation. Guided nature programs begin at 11 a.m., and the Earth Day Party will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. The museum will also extend open hours to include Thursday and Friday for the entire month of April.

Visit www.nature-museum.org for details on each day’s scheduled nature program and the adventures that await you! Take this muddy, messy, beautiful season as an opportunity to go outdoors with your family and make memories which you will treasure for years to come.

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