Victoria College’s Museum of the Coastal Bend invites students and families to join and participate in exploring the animals that call Texas home. Activities will be held between 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. March 14-18, and are free and open to the public. Supplies are provided for the first 50 participants each day. Take-Home Kits are $5 each. Buy 4 or more take-home kits and receive 25% off! Saturday’s Skull Terrarium Workshop fee is $15 per person for museum members; $20 per person for non-members.

Following is a schedule of event information:

  • TUESDAY, March 14:  REPTILES--Create a snake out of a cardboard tube, and an ornate box turtle out of metallic relief paper. Take-home kit:  Lizard Lanyard
  • WEDNESDAY, March 15:  BIRDS--Watch an origami demonstration and create your own birds, make a cardinal masquerade mask, and create a felt bird magnet. Take-home kit: Cardinal Masquerade Mask
  • THURSDAY, March 16:  NOCTURNAL ANIMALS--Play a glow-in-the-dark ringtail ring-toss game, and create an owl mask. Take-home kit: Bat Hanging Mobile
  • FRIDAY, March 17:  MAMMALS--Walk a mammal maze to match the animal to their habitat, and create a felt mammal magnet. Take-home kit: Mammal Pin
  • SATURDAY, March 18:  PREHISTORIC ANIMALS--Construct a saber-toothed cat paper model, make your own animal tooth necklace using self-hardening clay, and create a mammoth magnet.
  • SATURDAY, March 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Advance registration required - SKULL TERRARIUM WORKSHOP--Create a skull terrarium with a small animal skull, a succulent, and decorative rocks. Recommended for ages 12+. Limited to 10 students. Register early to ensure your space. $15 per person for museum members; $20 per person for non-members.
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The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located on Victoria College’s Main Campus at 2200 E. Red River Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is “Pay-What-You-Want.”

For more information on the Museum of the Coastal Bend and its upcoming events, visit, email or call (361)582-2511.

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