This Saturday, the Sierra College Natural History Museum will have its Free First Saturday.
The theme for April is “The Villainous ‘V’s,” which will feature the bad guys of science — viruses, volcanoes and venomous things.
“Science definitely has its share of bad guys, and during this particular Free First Saturday, we will engage in maleficent merriment to celebrate such wickedness,” said museum director Rachael Greve.
As an open house style event, additional activities throughout the two-hour workshop will be offered such as museum tours, a story time presentation of “Dylan the Villain” (written by K.G. Campbell), virus and bacteria lab practicum, a villain mask crafts activity, Venus Flytrap feeding, a meet and greet with Sewell Hall’s tarantulas, and a Bad Guy Buffet featuring black licorice jellybeans, atomic hot fireballs, sour patch gummy worms and salted dried ANTS. Wickedly delicious Platypus Poisonous Punch closes out the sinister snacks.
The event is designed for anyone who enjoys learning about paleontology, chemistry, zoology, astrophysics, geology, robotics and other scientific disciplines. It is open to all science lovers of all ages.
“Free First Saturday initiative at Sierra College Natural History Museum will host a unique theme each month such as dinosaurs, marine mammals, Pleistocene megafauna, volcanoes, bats, fossils, carnivorous plants, microbes/stinky foods, magnetic slime, marble runs, astronomy, a Lego buffet and more,” said Greve.