The Monday before Easter, the Bean Life Science Museum held a wonderful family night for people of all ages. The kids and kids at heart had the options to do a craft, listen to an educational presentation, take a group picture at the photo booth, make a pledge to be a better steward of the planet, and could even complete a bingo scavenger hunt to win prizes!
The craft room stayed busy throughout the night. Crayons and markers were used to decorate, as well as colorful paper to make eggs and bunnies out of! Limitless varieties of egg and bunny could be made, since the bunnies size depended on the size and shape of your own hand’s cutout. This was a room that everyone could enjoy.
In the basement, the museum’s educators gave several presentations of one of our favorite biome programs, which are usually put on every night of the week at 7:30pm! Visitors could also learn more about animals by visiting our curiosity cart, where we had several specimens of ducks and eggs to show off.
Eggs were hidden among the animals of the museum, and could be found anywhere from the leopard’s mouth, to the baboon’s butt! Once a bingo, or even a blackout, had been found visitors could go to our prize booth and spin the wheel for the chance to take home a toy animal, reusable straw set, seashell, or one of our other options!
Thanks to our amazing team and even more amazing visitors, the Easter Family night event was a huge success! We look forward to similar events in the future!
-Sarah Palmer, Museum Educator