Spend April Vacation Exploring Mashantucket Pequot Museum’s Spring Events and Exhibits
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum offers education and fun for all ages during April Vacation Week (April 12 through April 20). Whether it is learning about soapstone carving or visiting the Backyard Monsters’ exhibit to learn about the life of insects, guests will have the opportunity to discover new facts in a hands-on learning environment.
April 12 Through May 17, 9 am-5 pm
Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects
Come face to face with an animated, 11-foot-tall, 22-foot-long tarantula, a 19-foot-wide monarch butterfly, and a pair of giant fighting beetles. Focusing on entomology – the creepy, crawly study of insects – Backyard Monsters integrates state-of-the-art animatronics with insect specimens and carefully designed interactive components. Take a mechanical insect for a walk, build a bug, learn how insects communicate, make a bug rubbing, among other activities. In the Mashantucket Gallery. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.
Saturdays, Apr. 12, & May 17, 1-2 pm
Bugs Alive! Harris in Wonderland
Adam Harris, of Harris in Wonderland, talks about unique features of insects that make them perfectly adapted to survival in their environments. Get ready to discover some truly unique living creatures from the animal world. Meet interesting spiders, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, cockroaches, giant stick insects, and other bugs face to face. Find out exactly what they are doing in their busy lives. In the Gathering Space. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.
Apr. 12, 10 am-4 pm
Soapstone Carving Workshop
Seneca/Cayuga sculptor Tom Huff works with a variety of stones, styles, and themes – both traditional and contemporary. Soapstone and carving tools are provided. Bring your own lunch or eat in the restaurant. $55/$45 Museum members. Limited to 15 adults. Call (800) 411-9671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Apr. 2 to register.
Apr. 14-19, 9 am-5 pm
Spring Vacation Week at the Museum
Extended days! We are open all this week. What better way to spend your vacation than learning something new at the Pequot Museum. Find yourself among giant animatronic bugs in Backyard Monsters in the Mashantucket Gallery. On Friday, Apr. 18, be inspired to create your own buggy monster, 12-3 pm, with our help. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.
Monday & Wednesday,
Apr. 14 & 16, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Wildlife rehabilitators Julia Collier
(Chickasaw/Creek) and Jim Parks bring their ever-popular program on rescued
birds of prey to the Gathering Space. See six live birds of prey, including an eagle, and find out about bird flight and feathers, where they live, and what they eat. As rehabilitators, their goal is to release birds back into the wild; however, the birds they bring have sustained injuries that prevent them from living on their own. Visit with Jim on Monday and Julie on Wednesday. In the Gathering Space. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, Conn. 06338
HOW: For more information or to register for any of the above events, call (800) 411-9671 or visit www.pequotmuseum.org
We are dedicated to providing accurate event information, however, we advise calling ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other details.