Skulls & Skeletons Night at the Museum!

Just in time for Halloween, come get up-close and personal with the skeletal side of things! This event will feature the skulls & skeletons of the Slater collection. You can expect to see the tongue bones of a woodpecker, the amazing arms of a bat, the specialized skeleton of flying birds, and the hard outer shell of an armadillo! Come learn about the many forms and functions of the skeleton. 

October 29th, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.


Kid's Activity - Come uncover a skeleton in a "paleontology box"! Kids can dig for bones and assemble skeletons with the help of Slater volunteers. 

Live Animals -  You can expect a special guest from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and learn about their skeletal adaptations.  

Demonstrations - You can watch Slater volunteers articulating skeletons (which means piecing them together bone by bone into a complete skeleton!). 

Specimen preparation - As always, our Collections Manager will be turning dead animals into museum specimens. You can ask questions and get hands-on with his dissections and preparations. 

Visiting Experts - Graduate students from the University of Puget Sound School of Occupational Therapy will present information on how carrying backpacks and purses affects our spines. 

Also participating - 
Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society

This event is free and family-friendly! Join us October 29th, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the University of Puget Sound Campus (located at 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416) in Thompson Hall room 295. 

Please find directions to Thompson Hall here