Carson City museum hosting science program about desert life |

Carson City museum hosting science program about desert life

Desert Adaptation, a new science program designed for all ages, is coming to the Nevada State Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The program will introduce visitors to plants and animals that survive in the harsh region, including the kangaroo rat, burrowing owl, desert tortoise, antelope squirrel, creosote bush, cacti and succulents.

Resident scientists will explain how plants and animals survive and thrive in Nevada’s desert landscape. Guests will test how temperatures fluctuate with or without shade and learn why animals burrow underground, even living without drinking water. Children can make a popup book or create a desert scene with stamps.

The program, which is also suitable for adults, is recommended for children age 8 and up. No reservations are necessary, and visitors may stay as long as they like.

The museum is at 600 N. Carson St. Admission is $8 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and younger.

For more information, email Deborah Stevenson at, or call her at 775-687-4810, ext. 237.