Fla. Museum offers new Florida Fossils preschool class Feb. 9

January 26th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer its new preschool program “Wigglers and Walkers” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9 for children ages 2-5. This month’s program is themed “Florida Fossils.”

Participants will join museum docents for child-friendly fun and learn about Florida Museum exhibits through stories, games, hands-on objects and other age-appropriate activities. This month the class will explore the Hall of Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life and Land permanent exhibition, touch real fossils from museum collections and enjoy stories about fossils.

Cost is $3 for each adult and child pair, and $1 for each additional child. Pre-registration is not required but children must be accompanied by an adult. Guests should arrive early to park their strollers and meet new friends.

For more information call (352) 846-2000, ext. 277 or visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/wigglers.htm.

Wigglers and Walkers is offered the second Wednesday of every month. Adult volunteers are needed to give Wigglers and Walkers tours and no experience is required. To volunteer, applicants must be available to meet the first Wednesday of each month from 3-4 p.m. and to give tours every second Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Writer: Kristin Ede
Media Contact: Paul Ramey, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu