Fla. Museum offers "Dinosaurs and Eggs" preschool class Sept. 20

September 14th, 2007

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer its monthly preschool program “Wigglers and Walkers” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 for children ages 2-5. September’s program is “Hatching the Past — Dinosaurs and Eggs.”

Participants in the class will join Florida Museum docents and staff for child-friendly fun while learning about museum exhibits through crafts, stories and other age-appropriate activities. Participants will learn about eggs and the animals that lay them.

The cost for each adult and child pair is $3 for Florida Museum members and $4 for non-members. Each additional child is $1. Pre-registration is not required, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should arrive early to park their strollers and meet new friends.

For more information, call (352) 846-2000, ext. 277 or e-mail classes@flmnh.ufl.edu.

The class complements the Florida Museum’s new temporary exhibit, “Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt,” which runs Sept. 16 – Jan. 7, 2007. This remarkable hands-on exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to see a collection of 100 authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from around the world. Hatching the Past admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 3-12 and free to Florida Museum Associate and Curators Society members.

Writer: Lauren Williams
Media contact: Paul Ramey, (352) 273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu