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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum to celebrate 30 years

With week of activities March 24-29

The Brigham Young University Monte L. Bean Life ScienceMuseum will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a variety ofactivities during the week of March 24-29.

The museum will host a family treasure hunt, a coloringcontest, pictures with Shasta the Liger, an “Open Collections Night,” abirthday party, a kid’s passport event and a special Tanner Lecture about theGiant Galapagos tortoise presented by husband-and-wife team Jeffery Powell andAdalgisa Caccone from Yale University.

Along with thecelebration a new exhibit will be opened. Ken Behring has contributed astunning collection of mammals, and a new exhibit will celebrate Behring’sgift while examining some of the remarkable attributes of each of the animalsin the new exhibit.

“Dedicated in 1978, the museumis still a place for BYU students and the local community to experience thewonders of the living world,” said museum administrator Patty Jones.

For more information anda complete schedule of events, visit www.mlbean.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5051.

Writer: David Luker

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