Denver Museum of Nature & Science Hosts Slithering Spring Break March 24 through April 1 and Adds Extended Hours

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Hosts Slithering Spring Break March 24 through April 1 and Adds Extended Hours

Week of Reptilian Family Fun Is Free with Museum Admission

DENVER-March 12, 2012-The Denver Museum of Nature & Science invites families and visitors of all ages to enjoy a Slithering Spring Break from Saturday, March 24, to Sunday, April 1. The weeklong event celebrates the Museum's new temporary exhibition Lizards & Snakes, which features 60 live animals from all over the world. Participants will experience reptile fun throughout the Museum, including reptile-themed games, art projects, live animal demonstrations, and more.

"Nothing brings families together more than slithering around the Museum for spring break," said Brian Hostetler, an educator at the Museum.  "Hands-on activities and live programming will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the wilder side of your family while learning about snakes and lizards!"

Slithering Spring Break

Saturday, March 24-Sunday, April 1

FREE with admission

Highlights include

Lizards & Snakes exhibition: See more than 60 live lizards and snakes from all over the world, participate in a snake hunt, touch skins and skulls, and much more.

Make a Snake: Make a wearable snake bracelet.

Snake Races: Slither like the wind in a snake costume for a prize.

Live Animal Programming: Watch and learn during demonstrations with live snakes and lizards.

Extended Spring Break Hours

Special hours have been added for spring break at the Museum.

Hours for the week are as follows:

Saturday, March 24-Wednesday, March 28

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday, March 29

9 a.m.-5 p.m. (regular hours due to a previously planned evening event)

Friday, March 30

9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday, March 31

9 a.m.-5 p.m. (regular hours due to a previously planned evening event)

Sunday, April 1

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

For more information on extended hours, please visit /plan-your-visit/hours/

Media Contact:

Charlotte Hurley, Charlotte.Hurley@dmns.org, 303-370-6407

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions, and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205.  To learn more about the Museum, check www.dmns.org, or call 303-370-6000.

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Many of the Museum's educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

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