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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

11:00am - 11:45am

Tuesday Toddler Tour

Children ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers are encouraged to come explore the Museum’s collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. The topics will rotate between science and art weekly. This program is free with general admission and no advanced registration is required.

January 5: Sea Stars

January 12: Urban Landscapes

January 19: Big Cats

January 26: Quilted Patterns

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1:30pm - 2:30pm

Docent tour -Tuesday

Free with admission. No reservation required. Join a Bruce Museum docent for a one-hour guided tour of one of the Museum's current exhibitions. 

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2:30pm - 2:45pm

Marine Tank Animal Feeding

Oyster Toadfish.

Meet us at the Bruce Museum's touch tank, free with admission.

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6:30pm - 8:00am

Secrets of Fossil Lake Lecture. The Subtlety of Snakes & a Quarter-billion Years of Lizard Evolution  Secrets of Fossil Lake Lecture. The Subtlety of Snakes & a Quarter-billion Years of Lizard Evolution

Dr. Jack Conrad, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Light refreshments at 6:30 pm. Lecture begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Lecture is free to Bruce Museum members, $15 fee for non-members, at the door.

Reservations are required. Contact 203-413-6757 or info@brucemuseum.org

About the Lecture:

Snakes and other "lizards" (collectively known as Squamata) make up a diverse reptile group whose origins lie in the Triassic, approximately 245 million years ago. Modern squamates include nearly 10,000 species ranging in size from 1.3 inches (some geckos and chameleons) to the 250-pound Komodo Dragons and 20-foot Green Anacondas. The fossil record shows us that bear-sized lizards recently lived in Australia, 45-foot-long snakes lived in South America 55 million years ago, and bus-sized lizards swam the seas during the time of Tyrannosaurus rex. This amazing group of reptiles is the subject of numerous recent scientific studies and ongoing paleontological, ecological, and even medical research. Come join us as we explore the evolution and diversity of alotta Squamata -- looking at recent paleontological discoveries and tackling questions about how lizards turned into snakes.

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