Sloan Museum presents interactive programs on nocturnal animals



The Sloan Museum will present three interactive programs exploring “life after dark” in the animal kingdom beginning in November as part of their Explore series.

First, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, “Night Creatures” will offer children and adults a chance to encounter nocturnal animals up close. A representative from the Organization for Bat Conservation will be present to with live animals such as a flying squirrel, an owl and a striped skunk. The museum promises educational information on the “special features and adaptations that make nocturnal animals unique and allow them to survive in the environment they live in.”

At 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Science Alive will host “Life in the Dark,” featuring live sloths, porcupines and skunks. Again, the presentation will be on the multitude of adaptations nocturnal animals use to survive.

For the final event, Animal Adventures will be at the Longway Planetarium at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, to show off more animals of the night. Titled “Can You See Me Now,” the show will touch on how predators navigate the darkness to hunt for food – including those without night vision capabilities.



All three of the presentations are priced at $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for kids ages 2-11. Members will receive a dollar off original prices. To register, or for more information, visit

Sloan Museum is located at 1221 E. Kearsley St.



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