Wing into Spring

Ever wonder how the Peregrine Falcon flies so fast? Or how a Flying Squirrel glides from tree to tree?

Swoop by the Slater Museum and find out! 

The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and bees are buzzing! As we look to the skies for the return of the sunshine, what better time to marvel at the mysteries of all those critters circling above us? Join us for Wing into Spring Night at the Museum, to learn how birds, mammals, insects, and even fish fly through the air and sea.

Kid's Activity - Use a wind tunnel to study how different bird wings navigate the skies!

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 - Talk with University of Montana Ph.D candidate Brett Klaassen about his research on seabirds and flight and meet some folks from the Tahoma Audubon Society! 

Live Animals - Meet some flying fauna from the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in event!

Join us April 28th, from 6:00 - 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