Carson City Nevada State Museum hosting Beastly Encounters program Saturday

Puppet stories, animal stamp crafts and studying the signs of scat are all on the menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday when the Nevada State Museum offers Beastly Encounters and Coyote Stories, an educational program for all ages.

The event is January’s installment of the museum’s Family Fun Saturdays program, designed to teach awareness of animal behavior and habitats in Nevada.

Also covered is the role of animals in American Indian storytelling and culture. Volunteers and staff will provide a presentation and be available to answer questions. Families who visit the Discovery Lab will learn how black bears, mountain lions and mule deer adapt to their environments, what they eat and even what they leave behind. In the craft center, guests can make cards or bookmarks using what they have learned.

Advance registration is not required, and guests are welcome to stay the whole time. Admission is free for museum members and ages 17 and younger. Adult admission is $8.

For more information, contact Deborah Stevenson at or 775-687-4810, ext. 237, or go to, or find the museum on Facebook.

The museum, at 600 N. Carson St., is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.


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