Owensboro Museum of Science and History is opening their doors for Owensboro Spring Break 2017 festivities.
On Saturday, April 1 and 8, at 11am and 2pm, guests can see Live Snake Talks. During the talk, guests will interact with resident snake Ochy. The talk will discuss how snakes live, eat, and interact with the world around them. Attendants can take pictures with and pet Ochy.
Tuesday, April 4, starting at 11am and 1pm, there will be baby animals coming to visit the museum. “Join Debbie Taylor and her amazing animals from Equestrian Enterprises, as she shares stories and information about each animal,” the flyer says. Attendants will be able to pet, interact, and take pictures with baby piglets, baby bunnies, a baby zebu, a baby goat/sheep and a few more surprises.
Wednesday, April 5, at 11am, Daviess County Audubon Society will be teaching guests all about owls. The guests will look at the special traits of owls from around the world as well as the common Kentucky owl. Attendants will meet a real owl from Owensboro’s Nurture to Nature. For the older children, 8 years and up, the Audubon Society has also brought owl pellets to dissect and learn about owls’ diets.
Friday, April 7, at 11am, “Kids in the Kitchen!” will be happening. The Junior League of Owensboro’s Kids in the Kitchen program will take a look back at Owensboro in 1917, during World War I and talk about food rationing while also learning about today’s food portion sizes. Guests will be served whole wheat bread, raw fruits and veggies, and talk about the importance of eating healthy foods to sustain strength and give energy just like the WWI soldiers!
Along with the festivities, the museum will be opening their new temporary exhibit called “World War I and America” on April 1. The museum was given a grant from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit will give patrons the ability to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort. The exhibit will run from April 1 through November 11, 2017.
All activities for the week will be included in the normal price of admission which is $3 per person and every child two and under receives free admission. All museum members receive free admission. If you have any questions, contact the museum at 270-687-2737