The Delaware Museum of Natural History celebrates Presidents' Day weekend beginning Saturday, February 16 and running through Monday, February 18, 2013 with Natural Leaders: Presidents and Nature, sponsored by Exelon Power. This family-friendly weekend features hands-on activities and crafts about presidents' roles in environmental preservation and conservation.
On Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, visitors can go on a presidential scavenger hunt, enjoy a "Book in the Nook," and learn why the Bald Eagle is on the presidential seal. Then, on Presidents' Day on Monday, February 18, visitors will learn important facts about past presidents and their effects on the natural environment. Families can embark on a scavenger hunt around the Museum to find animals discovered on Thomas Jefferson's Lewis and Clark Expedition. A matching game will explain Theodore Roosevelt's "natural" empire of national forests, parks, and preserves. A special activity incorporating duck stamps will also highlight this conservation effort begun by Franklin Roosevelt.
In addition, visitors can also learn why Benjamin Franklin preferred the turkey to the bald eagle on the famous Great Seal of the United States. An exhibit on endangered species and a polar bear activity will shed light on the accomplishments of more recent presidents, such as Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter.
WHAT: Natural Leaders: Presidents and Nature
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington.
DATE: Saturday, February 16 - Monday, February 18, 2013
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Saturday), 12 - 4:30 p.m. (Sunday)
ADMISSION: $9 for adults, $7 for children (3-17), $8 for seniors, FREE for children 2 and younger. FREE for museum members
MORE INFO: Visit www.delmnh.org or call 658-9111