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World Animal Day, Sept. 29

oin the Museum of Nature & Science for a celebration of the animals across the planet! World Animal Day is September 29, 2018, and the Museum of Nature and Science will have animal activities running from 10am to 12pm.

World Animal Day was created in Florence, Italy, in 1931, by a convention of ecologists seeking to highlight the plight of endangered species. They chose October 4 as World Animal Day because it is the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals, as well as the people who love and respect them. It is celebrated in a variety of ways in every country, with no restriction in nationality, religion, faith, or political ideology.

Each visitor will receive a booklet containing fun facts and activities involving animals. At the Museum, we will be practicing the Japanese art of Gyotaku in the classroom at the Museum of Nature and Science from 10am-11am. Instead of our regular Family Science Saturday program, we will have tables on Main Street from 10am to 12pm where visitors can make animal-themed crafts. At 11am we will have a scheduled snake feeding so you can get an up-close and personal look at how animals like snakes manage to eat with no arms! We hope you join us for this celebration of the animal world!

The museum is located at 411 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: or call (575)522-3120.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.  

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