Tacoma, I’ve got some free fun for you and your family today!
It’s Songbird Night at the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound.
What’s that? You didn’t know there was a museum at UPS? There is one, and it’s free!
Now, it’s not big the way you might think of a, “Regular,” museum, and yes, it is pretty much dead bugs, dead birds…well, you get the idea. In other words, it’s perfect for your budding naturalists and scientists (Just as long as they’re not super sensitive)!
It’s normally open on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday afternoons, or by appointment. It depends on student volunteers, so you do need to go during the school year. You can get more scoop on the museum and contact info. at their website here.
The museum also periodically has special events, like the one tonight! The theme is Sounds of Spring: Songbird Night, and you’ll get to learn all about songbirds, their songs, and their travels, and yes, there will be lots of (dead) ones for you to look at! The event runs 6-7:30PM tonight.