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Nature Museum At Grafton Programs For Mighty Acorns & A Night At The Museum

Submitted by the Nature Museum at Grafton

After a summer hiatus, the Mighty Acorns program for preschool explorers ages 3-5 and their caregivers will start up again for the school year on Wednesday, September 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Nature Museum on Townshend Road in Grafton.

This monthly, fun-filled program offers hands-on activities that foster creativity and connect children more closely to the natural world.

Participants will explore the outdoors, visit different habitats, and enjoy the many resources that the Museum has to offer through exhibits, puppet shows, dramatic play and art projects.

The cost is members $5; non-members $7. Costs are for children; there is no charge for adults. Please pre-register by calling 802-843-2111. For information about other programs, call the Museum or visit www.nature-museum.org.

Young people ages 9-13 are invited to spend a night at The Nature Museum exploring areas not open to the public and celebrating the mysteries of the night. This special event will take place on Friday, September 11 for girls and on Saturday, September 12 for boys.

Participants will arrive at 5 p.m., set up tents for the overnight, cook dinner outside, go on a night hike, discover nocturnal wildlife, explore the secret places of the museum, learn about constellations, and enjoy s'mores at the campfire, along with some great fireside tales. They'll leave the next morning at 10 a.m. after making breakfast.

The cost is members $40, non-members $50.

Minimum number participants are four, maximum number is 10. Pre-registration is required by calling the museum at 843-2111.

For more information about this and other museum programs, call the museum or visit www.nature-museum.org.

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