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Holiday Events at the Museum of Natural History

From 12/21/2017 To: 01/01/2018
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State Park Road

Morro Bay, CA, 93442

(805) 772-2694

Add to Calendar 12/21/2017 01/01/2018 America/Phoenix Holiday Events at the Museum of Natural History <strong><span style="font-size: 13px;">Fri., Dec. 22 - 2:00pm -&nbsp;Puppets: It&rsquo;s a Big Ocean</span></strong><span style="font-size: 13px;"><br> Come see a baby whale get lost in the ocean, meet a helpful otter and find his way&nbsp;back to mom. <br> A discussion of marine&nbsp;mammals follows. Museum auditorium, 1 hr.<br> <strong>Sat., Dec. 23 - 2:00pm - Snakes, Lizards and Bugs, Oh My!<br> </strong>Live specimens and information about them from a naturalist who loves sharing and<br> showing them off. Specimens can be&nbsp;handled and passed around. Family activity,&nbsp;1-2 hrs.<strong><br> Tue., Dec. 24 - 4:00 pm - Lichens That Glow </strong><br> Come learn about the variety of lichens and&nbsp;watch them give off colors under UV light<br> that are very different from their daytime&nbsp;look. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight,<br> snacks optional. Morro Bay Museum of&nbsp;Natural History, Talk, easy stroll, 1-2 hrs.<strong><br> Wed., Dec. 27 - 2:00pm -The Teeth Make the Skull</strong><br> Come join the Museum's skull expert to&nbsp;learn about the various skulls and teeth in&nbsp;the collection. <br> See the large whale jaw and&nbsp;all the teeth that fit it as well as our tiniest&nbsp;skulls with their teeth and<br> learn how the&nbsp;teeth differ depending on what the animal&nbsp;eats. Family activity, 1-2 hours.<br> <strong>Thu., Dec. 28 - 2:00pm -&nbsp;Animal Scat and Tracks </strong><br> Learn about all kinds of animal scat and how&nbsp;important it is to humans as well as other<br> animals. Study tracks and make a model of&nbsp;one to take home. Museum auditorium.<br> <strong>Fri., Dec. 29 - 2:00pm - Kelp Holdfast Dissection&nbsp;</strong><br> Join us in pulling apart freshly collected kelp&nbsp;holdfasts to see what lives inside of them<br> and then look at all the critters under the&nbsp;microscope. Family activity, 1-2 hrs.<br> <strong>Sat., Dec. 30 - 2:00 pm - Critter Competition</strong><br> Are you able to see as far as an eagle? Can&nbsp;you stand on one leg as long as an egret?<br> How about jumping as far as a rabbit, or&nbsp;spreading wings as wide as a condor?<br> Come test yourself against the capabilities of&nbsp;a variety of critters. Museum auditorium and outside<br> <strong>Mon., Jan. 1 - 3:00 pm&nbsp;First Day Walk - Morro Strand Beach&nbsp;</strong><br> Take a walk along the beach at low tide to&nbsp;celebrate the New Year and to see what&nbsp;ocean curiosities show up. Meet at the&nbsp;Morro Rock parking lot restrooms, dress for&nbsp;the weather. Strollers and wheelchairs<br> encouraged, but should have big tires for&nbsp;sand. No dogs. Family, Easy, 1-2 hours.</span><br> <div></div> <br> Museum of Natural History false MM/DD/YYYY

Fri., Dec. 22 - 2:00pm - Puppets: It’s a Big Ocean
Come see a baby whale get lost in the ocean, meet a helpful otter and find his way back to mom.
A discussion of marine mammals follows. Museum auditorium, 1 hr.
Sat., Dec. 23 - 2:00pm - Snakes, Lizards and Bugs, Oh My!
Live specimens and information about them from a naturalist who loves sharing and
showing them off. Specimens can be handled and passed around. Family activity, 1-2 hrs.
Tue., Dec. 24 - 4:00 pm - Lichens That Glow

Come learn about the variety of lichens and watch them give off colors under UV light
that are very different from their daytime look. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight,
snacks optional. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, Talk, easy stroll, 1-2 hrs.
Wed., Dec. 27 - 2:00pm -The Teeth Make the Skull

Come join the Museum's skull expert to learn about the various skulls and teeth in the collection.
See the large whale jaw and all the teeth that fit it as well as our tiniest skulls with their teeth and
learn how the teeth differ depending on what the animal eats. Family activity, 1-2 hours.
Thu., Dec. 28 - 2:00pm - Animal Scat and Tracks
Learn about all kinds of animal scat and how important it is to humans as well as other
animals. Study tracks and make a model of one to take home. Museum auditorium.
Fri., Dec. 29 - 2:00pm - Kelp Holdfast Dissection 
Join us in pulling apart freshly collected kelp holdfasts to see what lives inside of them
and then look at all the critters under the microscope. Family activity, 1-2 hrs.
Sat., Dec. 30 - 2:00 pm - Critter Competition
Are you able to see as far as an eagle? Can you stand on one leg as long as an egret?
How about jumping as far as a rabbit, or spreading wings as wide as a condor?
Come test yourself against the capabilities of a variety of critters. Museum auditorium and outside
Mon., Jan. 1 - 3:00 pm First Day Walk - Morro Strand Beach 
Take a walk along the beach at low tide to celebrate the New Year and to see what ocean curiosities show up. Meet at the Morro Rock parking lot restrooms, dress for the weather. Strollers and wheelchairs
encouraged, but should have big tires for sand. No dogs. Family, Easy, 1-2 hours.