An afternoon of free turtle-themed fun
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Learn all about the wood turtle at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum’s open house this Monday from 2 to 4 pm.
Learn all about the wood turtle at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum’s open house this Monday from 2 to 4 pm.
MARLBORO- The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will be hosting a Presidents Day Open House on Monday, February 19, from 2 to 4 pm. Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun. The theme this year is turtles. Come meet Basil the friendly snapping turtle, take a chance and win cash in the Turtle Trot (kind of like cow pie bingo), and check out all that the museum has to offer.

Special events will also include live animal encounters featuring turtles, of course, kids crafts, snacks, and turtle stories. Learn about wood turtles and habitat conservation here in Vermont. Along with other turtle-themed fun, Kiley Briggs, of the Orianne Society, will be sharing information about the Northern Forests Initiative and specifically the Wood Turtle Project going on in the Northeast Kingdom. For information on the Orianne Society visit

Nicki Steel’s “Loons and Love” exhibit and live birds of prey will be on hand, and much more will also be on display. Basil’s new tank will be unveiled at the Open House.

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