|Reptiles Under Scope at Museum's Discovery Lab July 14|
Reptiles take the stage Saturday, July 14 for a hands-on science adventure at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City in the Discovery Lab from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Children will be able to examine lizard and rattlesnake skin under a microscope as part of the museum’s Young Naturalist Series, a program to encourage appreciation of Nevada’s wildlife and natural wonders.
Participants will learn about the diversity of Nevada’s reptiles, what it means to be cold-blooded and how reptiles adapt to changing climatic conditions through camouflage and color changes. They will also make, decorate and take home a self-drying clay snake or lizard.
The Nevada State Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. It is one of seven managed by the state Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department Tourism and Cultural Affairs. For more information visit the department’s website at nevadaculture.org.