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Cool Critters Day

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

2016 Cool Critters Day at Nature Station

$5 for ages 5 & up; free for ages 4 and under. Event will be held rain or shine. A complete schedule of activities will be online by June 10. *Ideal for home educators

Hey kids! Explore the exciting world of cool critters with an up-close look at big bats, beautiful birds, stupendous snakes, marvelous mammals, terrific turtles and more!

Learn about all kinds of unusual and awesome animals from the scientists and naturalists who study them.

New this year: Check out live fruit bats with special guests Incredible Bats, a bat education organization from Chicago! Also, get hands-on with live insects from the University of Kentucky’s Insect Road Show, attend a tropical bird program from the Nashville Zoo, meet cool critters from around the world during a kid-friendly presentation by Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth, get one-on-one with barnyard animals from Molly’s Ark Mobile Petting Zoo and more!

Many presenters will have exhibits and demonstrations throughout the day and others will give special programs at scheduled times. Also, enjoy games, crafts, jokes and lots of up close critter encounters! How cool! Make a day of it – bring a picnic or stop by our on-site food vendor.

Scheduled Programs:

11am | Cool Critters of the World | Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth

12pm | Beautiful Birds: Tropical & Exotic | Nashville Zoo

1pm | Beneficial Beasts | Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth

2pm | Stellaluna Puppet Show

3pm | Cool Critters of the World | Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth

Ongoing Activities:

  • Throughout the day | Meet Smokey Bear | Smokey will be making appearances throughout the day!
  • 11am-3pm | Molly’s Ark Mobile Petting Zoo | Bring the little ones to visit with barnyard animals they can
  • 10am-4pm | Batty for Bats | Visit our bat room and meet with Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-colored Bats from Incredible Bats.
  • 10am-4pm | Insect Road Show | Get hands-on with a millipede, tarantula, beetles and more from the University of Kentucky’s Dept. of Entomology.
  • 10am-4pm | Reptiles and Amphibians of Kentucky & Tennessee | Check out native frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles and salamanders with teachers and students from Austin Peay and Murray State
  • AND … Cool critter games, crafts, hands-on activities and more!


Nature Station
3146 Silver Trail Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 United States
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