Family Day

Fun for the family day is Saturday, January 13, 2018

No pre-registration: first come, first served.

$3 fee for adults entering the museum.

All events take place at Museum of Natural History unless otherwise noted*
O: Outside the museum (near the gift shop entrance)
LC: Museum Learning Center (enter through the gift shop)
A: Museum Auditorium (enter through the gift shop)

2018 Family Day/ Meet the Raptors Flyers Coming Soon

9-9:45 (O) Introduction to Birding and Habitat Hike (Audrey and Kyle Weichert) Learn to use binoculars, field guides, and discuss habitat needs during this short walk. Binoculars and field guides provided.
9:30-11:00 (O) Intermediate / Teen Birding (Tom and Owen Slater, Blythe and Fianna Wilde) Led by TEENS and designed for kids ages 9 and older already familiar with binoculars and having some birding experience. Participants should bring their own binoculars, if possible.
10:00-10:45 (LC) Author Book Reading (Hagedorn) Join Kara as she reads her recently published book, “Hawk Mother". Selected by the Junior Library Guild and given high praise; reviews sum it up saying "positive environmental message...a great story about overcoming challenges and adjusting to new situations.”
10:30-1:30 (A) Bird, Learn, Make and Take (K. Beckman, B. Beckman, Sheilds, O’Brien, Howell, Little) Arts and crafts activities with bird related themes. $2 charge for materials. Ongoing with ‘in and out” privileges.
10-10:45 (O) Introduction to Birding and Habitat Hike (Audrey and Kyle Weichert) Repeat of 9-9:45 trip for those preferring later start time.
10:15-noon * Kayaking and Canoeing in the Bay (Sub Sea Tours) (Kimi and Matt Paradis) Those under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, $10 per person boat rental fee paid directly to Sub Sea Tours. Reservations requested by calling Sub Sea Tours (805)772-9463. Meet at Sub Sea Tours: 699 Embarcadero, #9
11:15-12 (LC) Rubbing Noses with Reptiles (Sheridan) Up close, hands on experience with reptiles. Free admission tickets available beginning 15 minutes prior to show at registration / information table near gift shop entrance. Limited to 25 participants, one ticket given per person prior to show.
11:15-12 (O) Critter Crawl (Koenig) Crawl, creep or slither along searching for bugs, insects, spiders, reptiles and birds around the State Park grounds. Participants must be at least 5 years of age.
12:15-1 (LC) Rubbing Noses with Reptiles (Sheridan) Repeat of 11:15-12 event. Free admission tickets available beginning 15 minutes prior to show at registration / information table near gift shop entrance. Limited to 25 participants, one ticket given per person prior to show.
1:15-2 (O) Learn to Track (Berry) Identify “who” made that track left behind.
1:15-2 (LC) Birds in Your Neighborhood (Beckman) Presentation about birds likely to be found nearby your home: feathers, food, how to find them and more.
2-2:30 (A) Puppet show starring the Great Blue Heron (Winters) A fun learning experience for the entire family.
2:30-3 (LC) Gift Giveaway (Surbey) Family Day participants can receive a “thank you” gift from Morro Coast Audubon to take home. One gift per child.

Additional Saturday events open for families:

When: 1:30 and 3PM - Meet the Raptors ( 2 Shows) - presented by Pacific Wildlife Care
Where: Shoreline Calvary Chapel, Morro Bay (corner of Beach/Monterey)