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Special Events


Natural History of Food: Citrus

Saturday, April 18; 6:30 to 10 pm
Indulge in the succulent flavors of citrus fruits at this distinctive dinner! Chef Chris Hodgson of Driftwood Catering has skillfully crafted an invigorating five-course menu. Certified wine educator Gary Twining of Cutting Edge Selections will expertly pair wine with each refreshing course.


Special Lecture: The Walking Whales

Wednesday, April 22; 7 pm
From the deserts of India to the Alaskan Arctic, Dr. Hans Thewissen will discuss his discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. Whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer into carnivorous, oceanic behemoths. Book signing to follow.

Member Behind-the-Scenes Night

Thursday, April 23; 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Have you always wanted to know what’s behind closed doors? Experience an exclusive evening at the Museum free with a current membership. Meet and talk with curators, see labs and collections, tour the Cold Room and check out our mews (a stable for birds) in Perkins Wildlife Center & Woods Garden.

Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 25; 10 am to 4 pm
Learn more about our Universe and celebrate National Astronomy Day! Participate in hands-on activities and demonstrations, see live shows in the Shafran Planetarium and tour the Ralph Mueller Observatory. Local astronomy clubs will also be on site to share the wonders of the night sky.

Think & Drink with the Extinct

Wednesday, May 20; 5 to 9 pm
Visit the dinosaurs for some mid-week recreation! Experience the Museum after hours with discounted admission, light appetizers and a cash beer/wine bar. This third Wednesday happy hour features a unique demonstration or experience each month.


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