Fla. Museum offers ‘Driving Me Buggy’ preschool class March 8

February 13th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer its monthly preschool program “Wigglers and Walkers” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 8 for children ages 2-5. March’s program is themed “Driving Me Buggy.”

Participants will join Florida Museum docents and staff for child-friendly fun, while learning about museum exhibits through crafts, stories and other age-appropriate activities. The class will explore fun facts such as whether or not bees sneeze and butterflies have knees.

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Florida Museum offers ‘Who’s Home’ preschool class Feb. 8

January 25th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer its monthly preschool program “Wigglers and Walkers” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 8 for children ages 2-5. This month’s program is themed “Who’s Home.”

Participants will join Florida Museum docents and staff for child-friendly fun while learning about museum exhibits through crafts, stories and other age-appropriate activities. The class will explore the nests, holes and mounds where a variety of animals create their homes.

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Florida Museum offers 'Night and Day' preschool class Jan. 11

January 9th, 2006

For Immediate Release Jan. 9, 2006

Contact:
Paul Ramey, Dir. of Marketing and Public Relations
Florida Museum of Natural History
(352) 846-2000, ext. 218, pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Emily Banks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer its monthly preschool program “Wigglers and Walkers” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 11) for children ages 2-5. This month’s program is themed “Night and Day.”

Participants will join Florida Museum docents and staff for child-friendly fun while learning about museum exhibits through crafts, stories and other age-appropriate activities. The class will explore the adaptation differences between nocturnal and diurnal animals.

The cost for each adult/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.

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The Florida Museum of Natural History is Florida’s state natural history museum, dedicated to understanding, preserving and interpreting biological diversity and cultural heritage. It is located near the intersection of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Florida Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Butterfly Rainforest admission is $7.50 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 3-12. For more information, including directions and parking information, call (352) 846-2000, or visit the museum online, www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

Fla. Museum offers "Walk Like an Animal" preschool class

October 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. Nov. 9 for children ages 2-5. This month’s program is themed “Walk Like an Animal.”

Participants will join Florida Museum docents and staff for child-friendly fun while learning about museum exhibits through crafts, games, stories and other age-appropriate activities. The class will explore how different animals move, varying from a snail with only one foot to a centipede with hundreds of legs.

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Fla. Museum offers "Plants and What’s for Dinner" preschool class

May 2nd, 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 May 11 for children ages 2-5. This month’s program will be themed “Plants and What’s for Dinner.”

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 Florida food chains. Students will make paper pitcher plants, take tours of several museum exhibits and enjoy a story, song and dance with Florida Museum staff.

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Fla. Museum offers ‘Something Fishy’ preschool class

March 31st, 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 April 13 for children ages 2-5. This month’s program is “Something Fishy.”

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 make and decorate fish-shaped name tags, learn about fish, fishing and fisheries in Florida, and enjoy a story with Florida Museum staff.

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Fla. Museum offers Art in Nature preschool class

February 23rd, 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 March 9 for children ages 2-5. This month’s program will be themed “Art in Nature.”

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 offer a guided tour of museum exhibits and a craft activity that focuses on nature and art.

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.

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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.

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