NSM Family Fun Saturday: Beastly Encounters and Coyote Stories

Families are invited to visit the Discovery Lab to learn what animals such as Black Bear, Mountain Lion, and Mule Deer eat and how they adapt to their environments; learn about the signs and scat they leave behind. Explore animal tracks in our classroom and design a card or bookmark using animal track stamps. Observe and touch animal pelts. We will share coyote stories and allow children to participate using animal puppets depicting coyote, rabbit, and other favorites.

Volunteers and staff will show an educational powerpoint presentation and be available to answer questions. Advanced registration is not required. Stay as long as you like, from 10 am – 3 pm, Saturday, January 9, 2016. 

Cost: $8 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and under.

Contact information: Deborah Stevenson: or 775-687-4810, at ext. 237.