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Live animals visit the Beaver Creek Children’s Museum

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Vail CO, Colorado
Special to DailyRepresentatives from the Denver Zoo are bringing live animals to the Beaver Creek Children's Museum on Thursday. The free event starts at 2 p.m.

BEAVER CREEK ” Want a chance to come face to face with live animals? You can when the Denver Zoo visits the Beaver Creek Children’s Museum. The Denver Zoo will be presenting Animal Expeditions, which features live animals like an American alligator named Snapper, a Macaw, a Ball Python snake and a Kookaburra (a large bird native to Australia and New Guinea).

“I wonder how Snapper got his name? I personally am hoping for monkeys, but I have heard they don’t travel well in the car. This is going to be a lot of fun, so I hope everyone can come,” said Brian Hall, director of the Beaver Creek Children’s Museum.

The animals will be visiting the museum on Thursday at 2 p.m. After they visit the Beaver Creek Children’s Museum, the animals will head to the Showdown Town in Eagle event that starts at 6:30 p.m. Both presentations are free.

The Beaver Creek Children’s museum is bringing up The Denver Zoo as part of their Great Science Series. Other presentations include The Butterfly Pavilion’s Summer Bug Safari on July 24. This is a chance to get up close and personal with live insects, spiders and other arthropods from around the world. The kids may even get a chance to hold “Rosie” a very friendly tarantula. On Aug. 14 Fossil Expert Rick Rolater will be presenting a few of his fossils. Local Fossil Rick Rolater is the owner of By Nature Gallery. For the past 30 years Rick has been collecting remarkable nature specimens from around the world and currently is a consultant to museums and collectors.

The Beaver Creek Children’s Museum has been entertaining visiting and local children for more than 7 years. The museum is filled with fun and educational attractions for the children and their parents to interact with. Some of the exhibits featured at the museum are: “Professor Quackenbush’s Workshop,” filled with building and construction themed activities, The Computer Zone, “Banana Jones’ Jungle Science Lab,” filled with biological and scientific gadgets and the “J. B. Tucker Showman’s Theatre,” a working theatrical stage filled with costumes and props for the kids.

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The Beaver Creek Children’s Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free. Call 970- 926-5855 for more information on the Beaver Creek Children’s Museum.

What: Live animals from the Denver Zoo.

Where: Beaver Creek Children’s Museum.

When: Thursday at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call 970- 926-5855.

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