Longmont Museum’s Latest Exhibit Explores The Forest Canopy

The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center’s latest hands-on exhibit is Treehouses: Look Who’s Living In The Trees. The exhibition opens on Saturday, June 2 and will run through January 6, 2019. This latest installation allows visitors to explore the forest canopy – indoors. Admission for the exhibit is $8/Adults, $5/Student and Seniors and Children 3 and under, as well as Museum members, are FREE.

The treehouse exhibit will give visitors the opportunity to roam from tree to tree as they discover the many habitats that trees provide for animals large and small, including humans. Climb through large treehouses, become an animal tracker, get face-to-face with wildlife of all sizes, move your feet on the forest-sound dance floor and more.

This hands-on exhibition is great for kids of all ages and makes learning fun. Explore the flora and fauna of our region with lots of fun activities for the whole family. Visitors will be taught about responsible forestation, wildlife ecology and local epidemics such as the ash borer beetle.

Jeff & Paige will provide LIVE music during the Opening Celebration.

The Longmont Museum will host an opening event on Saturday, June 2 from 1-4 p.m. The event will include: family-friendly activities, live music from Jeff & Paige, live animals and bugs and free food. Wildlife organizations will be on hand educating visitors about how they support and protect local plants and animals. Visitors can also learn about Longmont’s new sustainability plan and becoming an environmental steward yourself. Admission to the event is $8/Adults, $5/Students and Seniors and Children 3 and under, as well as Museum members, are FREE.

The following programming supports Treehouses: Look Who’s Living in the Trees throughout the summer. For more information about these events, visit longmontmuseum.org.

Hiking Colorful Boulder County
June 7 | 6:30 p.m.
Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd.
Cost: FREE | No registration required (drop-in)

Join the Museum for a lecture and slide show highlighting dozens of scenic trails and byways of Boulder County. Late spring, summer and autumn photos will inspire you to discover the beautiful prairie, hill country and high mountain areas that define the topography of our region. Learn something of the area’s history, flora, and fauna, while picking out your new favorite hikes. Presented by Philip Ferranti, author of Colorado State Parks: A Recreation Guide to Colorado.

 

Sandstone Ranch Programs
The Longmont Museum is collaborating with Sandstone Ranch to bring you these naturalist programs. All programs will be held at Sandstone’s 313-acre nature area located at 3001 Colorado Highway 119 in Longmont.

Guided Bird Walks
May 1, June 12 & July 10 | 8:30 a.m
Cost: $2 | No registration required (drop-in)
Local birder, Carl Starace, guides you around the loop trail identifying as many as 30 species of birds that call Sandstone home. Bring your own binoculars.

 

Birding 101
July 14 | 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $2 | Register HERE
Learn the basics of bird watching. Start indoors and then walk the loop trail. Best suited for adults and children 10 and up.

 

Backyard Wildlife Family Workshop
July 28 |10:30 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $2 | Register HERE
Join volunteer naturalists for a hands-on, outdoor program about Sandstone Ranch animals.


Tuesday Treasures
May 22 to August 28 | 9 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $2 | No registration required (drop-in)
Enjoy information and activities for adults each Tuesday on ecological topics ranging from feathered friends to predators and prey.

Fun Fridays
June 1 to July 27 | 9 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $2 | No registration required (drop-in)
Come enjoy indoor and outdoor play for kids with weekly nature themes and crafts on Fridays.

The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center is located at 400 Quail Rd. Their hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For more information on the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, visit longmontmuseum.org.