When you think about St. Patrick's Day, what do you think of? For most people, leprehchauns, four leaf clovers, and even the possible green beer pop into their head. What about otters? Otters Will be Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Museum of Discovery and Science Sunday, Mar. 17, 2013 at Noon.
Enrichment activities are used to keep our North American river otters mentally and physically stimulated. On holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, the museum is able to make their enrichment a little bit different and add some new fun elements to their daily activities.
Decorating the exhibit with St. Patrick’s Day decorations is only the beginning for their otter family. Museum staff will be putting out little green pots filled with ice and fish for them to play with and scavenge through. Joey, Marlin, Jafar and Linus, the Museum’s resident North American River Otters, will also have little green hats in the exhibit along with lettuce cut out to look like four leaf clovers attached to the rocks that they can either play with or eat.
It’s always entertaining to watch them playing with their special toys and treats.
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 450,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: Broward Health, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun Sentinel, Patriot National Insurance Group and Wells Fargo.
The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. General Admission prices are $19 for adults; $18 seniors; $15 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one classic IMAX movie. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637).
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