June 4, 2013
Frisco Native American Museum offers summer programs for families
Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center on Highway
12 in Frisco will be offering a number of special programs for children
and families this summer. The bird observation room will be used for
two programs, and hands-on activities will take place in the “Action
Center” and on the nature trail.
The program’s include:
Fossil Pile.” Enjoy the museum's nature trail and explore the fossil
pile located near the maritime forest pavilion. What looks like a big
table filled with sand is actually a treasure-trove from the Aurora
Fossil pits. The sand comes from deep sea dredgings and is filled with
sharks’ teeth, fossilized shells, and other fossils dating back
millions of years. Fun for the entire family. Available daily.
for Fun.” Ever wondered how birds fly? What is the smallest bird? Why
birds sing? Discover the museum's bird garden and see the "biggest bird
house" on the east coast. Join the museum director for a fun-filled
experience in an "up-close and personal" look at some of the island's
local birds. The session will provide a great introduction to bird
watching and possibly start participants on the path to a rich and
rewarding life-long hobby. Every Friday at the museum at 2 p.m. from
June 21- August 30.
“Beginning Archaeology.” Learn the "how,
where, what, and why" of the original inhabitants of Hatteras Island.
Discover the history of Native Americans using authentic artifacts many
thousands of years old. Take home a piece of history -- a free gift
from the museum. Every Friday at the museum at 3 p.m. from June 21-
“Exploring our Environment.” Interact with the
environment through four hands-on activities in the museum “Action
Center.” Make a virtual fly over of the coast, predict future coastal
changes, carry out two experiments, and see learn how natives used
shells and other “gifts” of nature. Available daily beginning June 21.
museum is open from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and
Monday by appointment only. Activities and workshops included in museum
admission of $3 seniors, $5 individual, $15 family. Admission covers
the entire week. For more information, contact the museum at
252-995-4440 or visit the web site at www.nativeamericanmuseum.org.
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