The Delaware Museum of Natural History celebrates Presidents' Day on Monday, February 20, 2012.
Visitors will learn important facts about past presidents and their effects on the natural environment. Families can embark on a scavenger hunt around the museum to find animals discovered on Thomas Jefferson's Lewis and Clark Expedition. A matching game will explain Theodore Roosevelt's "natural" empire of national forests, parks, and preserves. A special activity incorporating duck stamps - along with live ducks - will highlight this conservation effort begun by Franklin Roosevelt.
Visitors can see a live wild turkey and learn why Benjamin Franklin preferred the animal to the bald eagle depicted on the Great Seal of the United States. An exhibit of endangered species and a polar bear activity shed light on the accomplishments of more recent presidents, such as Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter.
WHAT: Natural Leaders: Presidents and Nature
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
DATE: Monday, February 20, 2012
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: $8 for adults, $6 for children (3-17), $7 for seniors, FREE for children 2 and younger. FREE for museum members.