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October 11, 2012

‘Critter Saturday’ planned this weekend

TIFTON — Snakes, turtles and frogs at the new Langdale Nature Center will captivate visitors of all ages on Oct. 13 at Critter Saturday at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Visitors will also experience the Chehaw Park Interactive Wildlife Exhibit, the ABAC Mobile Wildlife Display, equine demonstrations by Cindy Norman, and the opening  of the “Wild at Heart” art exhibit.

Serving as a living laboratory, the Langdale Nature Center will provide educational opportunities pertaining to natural resources for Museum visitors and school children during field trips.

The Center will house live animal exhibits focused on what you might find outside your back door or at your local pond.

Residents of the Center will include a Red Rat Snake, King Snake, turtles, frogs and a variety of different fish. Visitors will explore the natural world through the tanks and displays in the Center.

 “Wild at Heart” opens in the Gallery at 10 a.m. on Oct. 13 with featured artists Ronald Goodman from Fitzgerald, Evelyn Mercer from Hahira, and Thomas Bland from Reidsville. Each of these artists will showcase pieces in a different medium.

Visitors attending the exhibit during the opening day will get a glimpse into the creative processes of each artist during a live demonstration at 1 p.m. in the Gallery.  

The Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Club of Tifton are partnering with the Museum to present this exhibit.

Later in the month, Fall Frolics continues with A Walk Through History on Oct. 20 featuring Native American re-enactors and dancers and Trick or Treat in the Village on Oct. 27 including a Monster Spider Web and a Costume Contest.  

The Wiregrass Farmers Market also opens each Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon near the Country Store at the main entrance to the Museum. The Market offers a variety of fresh and local fall produce.

Other activities during October include the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, open to the public every Saturday in October from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Country Store.

Train rides are also available every Saturday.

  Admission to the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village on Tuesday-Friday is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (age 55 and over), $4 for children 5-16 years of age, and free for children four and under.

Saturday admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (age 55 and over), $5 for children 5-16 years of age, and free for children four and under.  

For more information on these and other upcoming events, interested persons can contact the Museum at (229) 391-5200 or visit the Museum’s website at www.abac.edu/museum.


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