hudson-highlands-nature-museum.gifCornwall, N.Y. - Founded in 1959, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is a center for nature, with a focus on environmental education an a mission to develop responsible caretakers of the natural world. Over the years it has developed quality educational programs for students and the public that focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Highlands and promote knowledge and appreciation of our natural world. Each year the Museum reaches over 30,000 children and adults. Check out the museum's special offerings for February 2012: Throughout the Month - Museum Hours and Exhibits - Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Experience the Live Animal, The World of Bees and Brook Trout Exhibits and at 2:30 pm join a Museum Educator to  "Meet the Animal" of the week! Museum is also open on Fridays from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Museum admission: $3. Museum members are free.  For information, call (845) 534-7781. Visit the museum website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ Friday, February 3, 7 p.m. - Owl Prowl - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson for an evening of owl facts and fiction. Head out into the woods to search for these birds of the night. Attendance limited. Pre-paid registration is required. Suggested for adults and children ages 5 and up. Admission: $10. Museum Members: $7.  For information and registration, call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. For on-line registration visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Geology Fair - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, and enjoy a day of rockin'fun and facts with the Orange County Mineral Society. Rock and Gem specimens will be on exhibit as well as NY State Fossils. Children can excavate their own rock specimens. Refreshments available for purchase. Suggested for adults and children ages 5 and up. Admission: $7/Adults, $5/Children. Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children.  For information, call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/Friday, February 10, 7 p.m. - Owl Prowl - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, for an evening of owl facts and fiction. Head out into the woods to search for these birds of the night. Attendance limited. Pre-paid registration is required. Suggested for adults and children ages 5 and up. Admission: $10. Museum Members: $7.  For information and registration, call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. For on-line registration visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m. - Secret Lives of Venomous Snakes. Learn about these fascinating reptiles and observe live specimens Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudsonl. Suggested for adults with or without children and children ages 7 and up. Pre-paid registration is required. Admission: $12/Adults, $8/Children. Museum members: $9/Adults, $6 children 7-11.. For information call (845) 534-5506, x204. For on-line registration visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20 from 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.- Holiday Break Mini-Camp -Drop off children in grades K-3rd grade for some winter fun while they learn about wildlife at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Children will enjoy animal presentations, stories, crafts and activities. Pre-registration is required. Enrollment limited! Cost: $20 per day. Museum Members: $15 per day. For information and pre-registration call 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ for on-line registration. Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. - Opossums- Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson and meet the resident opossum. Learn all about these unique animals. Make a ‘possum pouch to take home. Suggested for adults and children ages 5 and up. Admission: $5. Museum Members: $3.  For information, call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ Tuesday, February 28, 7:30p.m. -The Hudson River and its Natural History Through Time: Join Steve Stanne education coordinator for the DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program who brings to this talk years of experience sailing photographing and teaching about the river at this Evening Speakers Series at the Cornwall Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson Presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with Cornwall Presbyterian Church. Admission: $7, $5 for Museum and church members.  For information call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ Contact: Marian Goldin Marketing Manager Hudson Highlands Nature Museum http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ 845-534-5506, ext. 215