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Canton Museum of American Bird Art gears up for family event

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  March 7, 2013 01:36 PM

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The Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon in Canton will have owls among its guests of honor at an event on Saturday, March 16.

The Hoot Happenings family event, which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., will feature a Great Horned Owl, a Barn Owl, and a Screech Owl. Museum staff will educate the visitors about these mysterious and elusive creatures.

Continuing with the owl theme, there will be hands-on activities including owl cookie decorating, owl crafts, and owl games, along with special presentations of Jane Yolen’s children’s book “Owl Moon.”

Weather permitting, there will also be a nature walk on the wildlife sanctuary.

In addition to activities, guests are encouraged to explore the current art exhibition, “Only Owls,” which brings together paintings, drawings, and prints of owls from North America, Great Britain, and Japan.

Proceeds from the event support the museum’s Wild at Art Summer Camp, which connects children to nature through art. Professional artists enrich weekly themed sessions for ages 3 to 16, beginning the last week of June and continuing to Aug. 16.

The museum’s new education director, Tammis Coffin, will be on hand at Hoot Happenings to answer questions about the summer camp offerings.

Tickets are available at the door beginning at 1 p.m. They cost $5 per person with a $20 family maximum.

For more information, contact Sharon Lee at 781-821-8853 or slee@massaudubon.org.

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