Fla. Museum hosts K-5 science program ‘Why Monkeys Choose to Live in Trees’ May 10

May 2nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children in grades K-5 are invited to join the Florida Museum of Natural History 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. May 10 for its Let’s Explore Science Series program “Why Monkeys Choose to Live in Trees.” Join the museum on Saturday and find out and how they manage to do so at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Let’s Explore! Science Series May 10.

Participants will discover African oral traditions about monkeys and how the animals inspired these stories.

The class is $18 for Florida Museum members and $24 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more information call (352) 273-2061 or visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/childrens_classes.htm.

This program complements the Florida Museum’s current temporary exhibit, Inside Africa, on display through Sept. 7. Based on a permanent exhibit at the Field Museum of Chicago, “Inside Africa” engages visitors through many hands-on activities, three-dimensional settings, multimedia presentations and an exceptional collection of artifacts. The exhibit offers a deeper understanding of the vitality, richness and significance of Africa’s many cultures from historical and contemporary perspectives.

Admission to “Inside Africa” is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for Florida residents, seniors age 62 and above and students, and $4 for children ages 3-12. For more information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

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Writer: Marcel Raphael
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu