Tacoma! Thursday, March 22nd, is another chance to take your family to a FREE family evening at the Slater Museum of Natural History at UPS.
The Slater Museum is a smallish museum at the University of Puget Sound devoted to natural history-think cases of bugs and lots and lots of stuffed, dead things.
It’s a great, hidden gem for your budding scientists and naturalists-assuming they’re not squeamish about stuffed, dead animals.
Critter Kinetics is the theme. Here’s more about the activities straight from the museum folks.
- Specimen preparation- As always, our Collections Manager and skinners will be turning dead animals into museum specimens. Ask questions and get hands-on with his dissections and preparations! Note that our skinners will now be stationed in room 297 instead of the prep lab.
- Live animals- Get up close and personal with some special guests from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium!
- Guest speaker- Explore how children and new walkers develop their gait with Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Julia Looper!
- Flight demonstrations- Watch and learn about how birds fly with parrots from Flight Club Foundation!
- Kid’s craft- Create your own hopping origami frog! Note that the kid’s craft has been relocated to room 283.
The museum is located on the University of Puget Sound Campus (located at 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416) in Thompson Hall room 295.
Find more information about Nights at the Museum at their website here!
If you go, we’d love to hear a review! If you’d like to go another time it’s normally open on Wednesday-Friday from 11-2 or by appointment. It would be a great place to arrange a private visit for your homeschool group.
The museum does depend 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.