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Beat the Heat (Or the Rain!) at the Cape May Point Science Center

From the Cape May Point Science Center

Summer showers washed out your beach day? Need to take a break from the sun? The Cape May Point Science Center is open for tours rain or shine Wednesday – Monday at 9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM! PLUS, we are air conditioned to keep you comfortable on these hot days so come join us to learn more about the fascinating history of Cape May Point, our iconic building, and the ecological significance of the area for migratory wildlife of all kinds. Tours can be booked in advance by visiting our website at www.capemaypointsciencecenter.org and clicking on Book A Tour, but we welcome walk-ins as well!

Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer? Love Science? Then grab your tickets for our first-ever Family Science Night on Thursday July 11th from 5-7 PM. Activities include:

· Raves for REPTILES! – Learn more about what makes snakes, lizards, turtles and other reptiles unique and visit with some real, live ones up close!

· Nature Journaling – Decorate the cover of your own nature journal (provided, one per visitor) and then try your hand at sketching some flowers and insects in our pollinator garden.

· Exploring Cetacean Photo Identification – Learn about how marine mammal researchers tell individual dolphins and whales apart and how humpback whales get their names. Then create your own whale tail pattern and give it a name!

· Pollinators are the Bomb! – Make your own seed bombs containing native plant seeds to take home and help you create important habitat for bees, butterflies and more in your own yard!

· SORT IT OUT Science Game – Use natural objects we provide to investigate the scientific practice of classification.

· Nature Stories – Come relax to readings of specially selected nature-inspired storybooks.

· PLUS Explore our science exhibits, go on a Science Center scavenger hunt and more!

This program is recommended for science lovers 4 years old and up accompanied by their caregivers.

Advance tickets can be purchased at https://www.capemaypointsciencecenter.org/events/family-science-night . And if you can’t come this month, we’ll be doing it again on Thursday August 8th!

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