The ultimate Spring Break Staycation Adventure begins at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History! Just check out all of  the fun activities planned.

Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock
Catherine Yeulet, ThinkStock

Whether you're trying to save some extra cash or don't have the money for an expensive vacation, here's something fun to do close to home! The kids are going to LOVE spending their Spring Break at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History!

South Central Bank Presents "OMSH Spring Break Activities!"

Just look at all of these fun activities.

Tuesday, April 3rd
11:00 a.m. Meet Griff, the Groundhog!
Join the folks from Nurture to Nature as they introduce Griff, a real Groundhog! Patrons will have a chance to see Griff up close and personal, make photographs and hear about Griff’s starring role in the new book “The Case of the Missing Peanuts!”
2:00 p.m. “An Afternoon Snack” with Kids in the Kitchen!
Become the chef with the Kids in the Kitchen volunteers from the Junior League of Owensboro, Inc. as they present a hands-on food prep activity for students of all ages! You’ll create a healthy, nutritious afternoon snack to enjoy!

Wednesday, April 4th
Meet the real life story of 'Sally' or Mary Anning from England, who at the age of twelve discovered a 200 million year old fossil along the seashore of her hometown! This young fossilist was born in 1799 and became famous for her discoveries! We will share the stories of other famous fossil hunters from around the world and close the program with an activity called Build-a-Bone! Come enjoy stories with Susan Fowler of explorations & discoveries and a make a creative art project to take home!
1:30 p.m. Dr. Seuss meets Dinosaurs & Cranes & Butterflies!
In his AWESOME books, we meet the IMAGINATION of Dr. Seuss as it comes to life in very unusual creatures that tell us stories! With the help of storyteller Susan Fowler and 'Dr. Seuss' meet the INCREDIBLE real life stories of some very COOL animals, birds and insects! We'll close with an activity called Paint-on-Cardboard, where we will paint our favorite dinosaur, bird or butterfly to take home!

Thursday, April 5th
11:00 a.m. Feathered Friends!
Join the Daviess County Audubon Society & learn all about feathers, why they are so important to birds and some dinosaurs, too!
2:00 p.m. LIVE SNAKE TALK with OCHY!
Join us for an up close and personal visit with our resident corn snake Ochy, as we discuss how snakes live, eat and interact with the world around them. Patrons will have a chance to touch Ochy and make photographs.

Friday, April 6th
10:30 a.m. Spring Babies – Bunnies, Chicks and More!
Join Debbie Taylor from Equestrian Enterprises as she shares a variety of live baby animals! Children will have a chance to meet, pet and make photographs with the animals!
2:00 p.m. H.O.P. (Healthy Owensboro Program) visits Native American History!
Join us for a H.O.P. program about our region’s Native Americans and what they ate during the spring months! Visitors will also explore the foods, customs and stories of “The Three Sisters” and have a chance to learn about healthy eating habits at the same time! We’ll gather around the Portable Demo Kitchen and discover the value of eating corn, beans and squash and much more! Everyone can try some of the food we prepare and take home activity and recipe cards! This program is supported by Owensboro Health and the Junior League of Owensboro.

All activities are included with admission. 2 years and under admitted free. There is no charge for museum members.

122 E 2nd St, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303

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