Local museum offers fun activities for the kids

January 29, 2017 by  

There are two events taking place at the Schiele Museum of Natural History next month that will likely attract families from all over Gastonia. Both are educational and fun for people of all ages.

The first one is Feathery Friends. This event is hosted in honor of National Bird Feeding Month. Guests will get to meet the museum’s Bobwhite Quayle, learn about what nutrients birds need, and have the opportunity to examine real birds’ eggs and feathers. They will also get to make their own bird feeder.

Later on in the month, there is set to be a Fossil Fair. Guests will learn about fossils, rocks, and minerals through storytelling. They will also meet prehistoric characters including a full-sized T-rex. In addition, they will be able to create a fossil fish print and search for tiny fossils. Vendors will be on hand to sell a variety of rocks and minerals.

To help spread the word in the Gastonia area about these two events, the museum may invest in flyer printing services.

Feathery Friends will take place on February 4 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and the Fossil Fair will be held on February 18 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission to the museum is $7 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and children between the ages of 4 and 18. Gastonia residents save $2 off admission. Call 704-866-6923 to learn more.