Reptiles Under Scope at Museum's Discovery Lab July 14 PDF Print

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 science series is recommended for children aged 6 to11 who are accompanied by parents or a responsible adult. The lab can accommodate eight guests at a time. Each group of eight will get a 30-minute lab session and an opportunity to complete the clay project. Tickets will be available at the Dema Guinn Concourse after 12:30 p.m. Admission: is $8 for adults and free for members and children 17 and under. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (775) 687-4810, ext. 237. The museum is at 600 N. Carson St.

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