Duck, Duck, Goose: Waterfowl Night at the Museum

What are waterfowl anyway? 

Come get up-close and personal with the Slater Museum collection of geese, ducks, and swans. These elegant, noisy, captivating birds move around us all the time -- migrating through our marshlands, flying in stark V's overhead, and even fouling up our city parks. 

The term 'waterfowl' encompasses a diverse group of birds, from the majestic and dangerous Trumpeter Swan, to the ornate and elusive Harlequin Duck, to the oh-so-familiar Canada Goose. 

Join us December 4th, from 6 - 7:30 p.m for a celebration of waterfowl! 

Kid's Activity - Come paint a decoy duck or goose to look just like the real thing, with the help of expert decoy carvers from the Brant Foundation.   

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 - Speakers from Ducks Unlimited and the Brant Foundation will be here to talk about waterfowl habitat conservation in Washington State. 

This event is free and family-friendly! Join us December 4th, 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