Birds of a Feather - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29 from  12 - 4pm the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum invites everyone to the grand opening of: "Birds On The Wing" a brand- new interactive exhibit at the Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will kick off the celebrations on Saturday, January 28 at 12:15pm "Birds On The Wing," housed in the Wildlife Education Center's Ogden Gallery, is curated by Wildlife Education Center Manager, Emily Nestlerode and made possible by a generous grant from the Dorr Foundation.

 

According to Nestlerode, "the exhibit will provide a new level of engagement for visitors featuring interactive elements for kids of all ages. Join us for a bird picnic, don your own set of wings, settle down in a comfy nest, observe bird behavior and see how your wingspan compares to some of the Hudson Valley's biggest birds. While you play, find out what makes birds amazing. How do woodpeckers make holes without getting brain damage? Why are hawks so good at hunting? What are birds saying to each other when they make all that noise? Which birds can you expect to see in your backyard? Learn the answers to these questions and more when you visit!"

Explore the fascinating world of birds and expand your knowledge of our local species. Use our state of the art microEye Discovery microscope to study adaptations by getting a close up look at bird feathers, learn to build a nest, play bird games, and get down and birdy about conservation! Exhibit opening weekend specials include a bird craft, snacks, a free gift for sponsoring one of the Museum's  resident birds, and special bird themed "Meet the Animals" programs at 1pm and 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission- Not-yet-Members: $3 Adults & Children 3 & up. Museum Members: Free.  For more information go to hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.

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Photo Caption: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum celebrates grand opening of "Birds On The Wing" Exhibit on Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29 from 12 - 4pm. Kick-off  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Saturday, January 28 at 12:15pm Photo by Jim Ridley.

 

For additional information contact:

Joanna Reisner, Marketing Assistant

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

845-534-5506, ext. 212