hudson-highlands-nature-museum-2.JPGCornwall, N.Y. - Founded in 1959, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is a center for nature, with a focus on environmental education and 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 May 2012: Throughout the Month - Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. -Hiking Trails - Discovery Quests are open.  Each hiking trail is an adventure and a search on trails that range from casual to challenging. Learn about nature in a fun interactive way! Come to the Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Quest Trails are free. Quest Guidebooks are $5 each and may be shared. Stop by the nature gift shop!   For more information call 845-534-5506 ext. 204. Visit http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ 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/ Tuesday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. - Nature Strollers. A hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. Come for a one-hour hike led by an educator at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Cost: $5 per family, Museum Members are free. For information and inclement call (845) 534-5506, x204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. - Special Evening Frog Walk - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, for a twilight walk in the wetlands to learn how to recognize frogs by their call. Weather dependant. Please bring a flashlight.  Suggested for adults with or without children and children ages 5 and up. Admission: $7/Adults, $5/Children 12 and under. Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children 12 and under. Raindate: May 5. For information and possible cancellation call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ Saturday, May 5, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. - Junior Girl Scouts: Animal Habitats Badge - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, for a museum badge workshop designed for scouts. Admission: $15 per scout and adults are free. For information and online reservation visit hhnaturemuseum.org, call (845) 534-5506, ext 211. Sunday, May 6, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Webelos: Naturalis Badge - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, for a museum badge workshop designed for scouts. Admission: $15 per scout and adults are free. For information and online reservation visit hhnaturemuseum.org, call (845) 534-5506, ext 211. Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. - Toad Tales - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to discover facts about toads. Take a short hike and make toad abode to take home. Suggested for adults with or without children and children ages 5 and up. Admission: $7/Adults, $5/Children 12 and under. Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children 12 and under. For information, call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ Tuesday, May 8, 9:30 a.m. - Nature Strollers. A hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. Come for a one-hour hike led by an educator at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Cost: $5 per family, Museum Members are free. For information and inclement weather call (845) 534-5506, x204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/Saturday, May 12, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. - Cub Scouts all levels: Wildlife Conservation - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, for a museum badge workshop designed for scouts. Admission: $15 per scout and adults are free. For information and online reservation visit hhnaturemuseum.org, call (845) 534-5506, ext 211. Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. - Spring Wildlife Encounters Issues and Answers - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to learn how animal parents take care of their young and when to let nature take over. Suggested for adults with or without children and children ages 10 and up. Admission: $7/Adults, $5/Children 12 and under. Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children 12 and under. For information, call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. - Guided Hike for Moms - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to start your Mother's Day with fresh air and a guided hike with a museum educator. Suggested for adults with or without children and children of all ages. Admission: $7/Adults, $5/Children 3-12. Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children 3-12. For information, call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ Tuesday, May 15, 9:30 a.m. - Nature Strollers. A hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. Come for a one-hour hike led by an educator at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Cost: $5 per family, Museum Members are free. For information and inclement weather call (845) 534-5506, x204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Wildflower and Heirloom Vegetable Sale - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to purchase vegetable seedlings and native wildflower plants that are beautiful and assist wildlife in many ways. Come early for the best selection. Guided pollinator walks at 9:30am and 11 a.m. To pre-order special plant sets online visit http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/  plus view a listing of plants for sale. For more information call 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m. - The American Crow -Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, for a presentation by Professor Doug Robinson of Mount St. Mary College to learn about one of the most loved birds in North America. Recommended for adults and children 10 and older. Admission: $8 Museum Members: $6. For information, call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ Sunday, May 20, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. - Brownies: Letterbox Badge - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, for a museum badge workshop designed for scouts. Admission: $15 per scout and adults are free. For information and online reservation visit hhnaturemuseum.org, call (845) 534-5506, ext 211. Tuesday, May 23, 9:30 a.m. - Nature Strollers. A hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. Come for a one-hour hike led by an educator at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Cost: $5 per family, Museum Members are free. For information and inclement weather call (845) 534-5506, x204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. - Lucky Lady Bugs - Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to discover facts about ladybugs. Take a short hike and make a fun craft to take home. Suggested for adults with or without children and children ages 5 and up. Admission: $7/Adults, $5/Children 12 and under. Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children 12 and under. For information, call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum's website at http://www.hhnaturemuseum.org/ Tuesday, May 30, 9:30 a.m. - Nature Strollers. A hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. Come for a one-hour hike led by an educator at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Cost: $5 per family, Museum Members are free. For information and registration call (845) 534-5506, x204. 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