Skip to main content
Intellect

BYU's Bean Life Science Museum lists Saturday Safari schedule

The Brigham Young University Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum’s Saturday Safari, a discovery program tailored to children between ages 5 and 10, will begin Saturday, Sept. 24 with an exploration of animals of the Amazon.

Cost is $8 per child per class, and students must register one week in advance. Saturday Safari classes focus on teaching about animals, plants and the world. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

During the first Saturday Safari of October, children will examine the craziest feet on earth, including webbed and hoofed feet. Rodents of unusual sizes, such as the capybara and the porcupine, will be discussed Oct. 8. The class on Oct. 15 will take a close look at the mimicry of animals for survival, including a caterpillar that pretends to be a snake.

Animals of the Nile will be explored during the Oct. 22 safari, where students will learn about the crocodiles and hippos of Egypt. Children are invited to come in costume to the Halloween safari on Oct. 29 to learn about the legends behind spooky Halloween creatures.

Students will learn that more animals than just birds fly on Nov. 4. The fall session of Safari Saturdays will end by examining a new exhibit on bears. From the grumbling grizzly to the burly black bear, children will learn about the bears of the Bean Museum on Nov. 12.

The museum, located southeast of the Marriott Center, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (801) 422-5051.

Writer: Angela Fischer

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

Going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was useless, new BYU microbiology study finds

May 12, 2022
A new study published in PLOS ONE from BYU scientists finds that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is almost immediately nonviable if deposited on a cash banknote. The virus actually shows greater stability on plastic money cards, with the live virus still being detected 48 hours after initial deposition, but no viable virus was detected on either cash or card that was randomly sampled in the study.


overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU student’s research solves an icy dwarf planet mystery

May 09, 2022
The dwarf planet Haumea has befuddled modern scientists for years. New BYU research details the planet's creation and solves one of astronomy's puzzles.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

When it comes to buying stuff, who do you trust to sell it: Government, nonprofits or for-profits? BYU study says...

April 26, 2022
Covid-19 tests were in short supply two months ago, but now testing options abound, from free tests mailed by the U.S. government to those available from pharmacies and nonprofit healthcare providers. All other factors being equal, is there an advantage to accessing a test through any one of these avenues?
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=