Looking for something fun to do with the kids to wrap up March Break? Do the reptile thing at the Museum of Nature. You can see live reptiles, bask like a reptile, and even walk through a giant, inflatable reptile (leatherback turtle).
There are daily opportunities to meet the reptile keeper and learn cool facts about some of the animals in the Reptiles: Beautiful and Deadly exhibition, including the alligator. This popular exhibition also features giant tortoises, colourful milk snakes, venomous vipers, charming chameleons, and other extraordinary animals. The reptile keeper will be on hand to answer questions from the public at 11 am and at 2 pm for about 20 minutes per session.
There are also interactive shows by Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo on March 17 and 18. There’s a $2 fee for this, in addition to museum admission.
Along with many fun activities in the Reptile Zone, including bingo, Lego, shadow theatre, crafts, “basking” and reading areas, there will be a huge, inflated turtle created by the educational company, Elephant Thoughts. Children can walk inside and peer at the under-side of the turtle, including its organs.
New in the museum’s theatre is the movie Incredible Predators 3D. This show on the big screen allows you to follow right beside supreme species as they hunt—on land, under the sea, or in the air. (A fee applies.)
– Little Ray’s shows are at 10 am and 1 pm in English (in French at 11 am and 2 pm).
– Incredible Predators 3D runs in English at 10:30 am, 1:10 pm and 3:40 pm (in French at 11:15 am and 1:50 pm). Fee: $4 ($3 for members).
– Screenings of Earthflight 3D are at 12 pm and 2:30 pm (in French at 12:35 pm and 3:05 pm).
The Museum is located at 240 McLeod Street. See nature.ca.