Virtual Event, Kids Events

Animal Encounters

When: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Continues through Jan. 27 2021

Through a series of three family-friendly virtual presentations, Strong Museum biologist and supervisor of live collections, Anna Simpson, will take viewers of all ages through a life cycle of human-animal interaction. The first installment, “Playing with Pets,” prepares participants with the tools needed when considering pet ownership – from how to care for them to how to play with them – with live animal demonstrations. “Butterflies” tours the museum’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for up-close glimpses of its tropical inhabitants, lessons on their care, and a themed craft to try at home. The final installment, “Preserving the Past,” explores the techniques used by museums to preserve dead plants and animals — from butterflies and arthropods to birds and mammals. A live Q & A will follow each presentation. Tickets for the series are $25 for members and $30 for non-members, available through the museum website. — BY KATE STATHIS