Saturday is Nature Day at the Pioneer Woman Museum

Ponca City Now - July 5, 2016 12:47 pm

Saturday, July 9, is Nature Day at the Pioneer Woman Museum. Families can join in a nature walk on the museum grounds, explore animal skulls and hides and participate in the hands-on petting and looking zoo from 24/7 Pets.

“Knowing and understanding the natural world was essential to the success of the pioneers,” said Museum Director Robbin Davis. “Knowing what is living and growing in your backyard is a cool thing for kids as well as adults.”

The event is part of the museum’s ongoing Pioneer Family Fun Days this summer. Each Saturday in June and July, the museum offers new activities as part of this program. “We are having such a great time this summer with the kids and adults who have been coming out and enjoying their time at the museum. We appreciate the owners of 24/7 Pets coming back this year and teaching the kids and their families about how to care for animals and all they have to offer. Our volunteer Luann Waters is another great asset to our museum programming. As an outdoor educator, she has a wealth of knowledge to share,” said Davis.

Families of up to six people can join in on the fun for only $5. The activities are designed so that participants can come and go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each week’s activities are preplanned and more information can be found at www.facebook.com/PioneerWomanMuseum. Most activities are appropriate for ages six and up, but everyone is welcome.

For more information about any of the programs and events hosted by the Pioneer Woman Museum, contact the museum at (580) 765-6108, [email protected] or visit its Facebook page.

The Pioneer Woman Museum, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is at 701 Monument Road in Ponca City. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 30 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

 

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