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Monte L. Bean Life Sciences Museum at BYU hosts summer programs

Brigham Young University’s Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum has launched a host of summer activities for children of all ages.

From May through August, the museum will welcome the public to participate in special summer activities that are both fun and educational.

The activities include:

— Discovery Reading: Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. a professional storyteller will share stories about nature and animals. The sessions are free and all ages are welcome.

— Nature Experienceships: On three separate occasions May through July, children ages 12 and older will spend an afternoon outside with experts learning about topics such as trees and shrubs, birds and insects. The cost is $10 per child.

— Saturday Safaris: Beginning on Saturday, May 26, children ages 5 through 12 are invited spend Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the museum learning about animals from all over the world. The cost is $12 for the first child and $10 for each additional child in the same family.

— Wildlife Adventures: Each week in June, children ages 6 through 12 will spend Tuesday and Thursday afternoons participating in classes and field trips exploring topics such as dinosaurs, space, caves and reptiles. The cost is $35 per child for each week-long class.

— Free Movie Nights: Once a month the museum will invite the public to a watch a movie in its Tanner auditorium. Admission is free.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (801) 422-5051 or visit

Writer: Aaron Searle

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