WARNER, NH––April 25, 2018––The Little Nature Museum in Warner is kicking off a new season with a new name: Nature Discovery Center.
Sandra Martin, Director of the Center said, “We changed our name because the Center is no longer little. It includes objects of all sizes, and it's not just for kids; it's for adults, too. Our new name describes us in a much more accurate way, because this Center has matured to become a wonderful resource for educators, families, and children.”
The Nature Discovery Center is unlike any other in the state, offering hands-on interactive displays and activities that fascinate kids. From the mounted animals and birds to the rocks, minerals, fossils, sea life, insects and plant life, this Center is filled with exhibits. Families learn about the natural world by seeing and handling many of the artifacts.
“Some of our most unusual collections include a fluorescent mineral display, a plant gall exhibit and collections of lichens, fungi and cones,” Martin said. “Our mounted animals and birds were donated or found dead. None of our creatures were taken from the wild by the Nature Discovery Center. We actually saved many specimens from being thrown out and now use them for educational purposes.”
Along with the new name, new displays and activities have been added, including an exhibit on reptiles and one on colorful minerals. Primitive outdoor and wilderness survival specialist, Rudy Bourget, will be offering three new outdoor programs in the coming months.
The Nature Discovery Center is located at 18 Highlawn Road, next to the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, and will be opening for the season on May 20. For more information about the Nature Center, visit the website: ndcnh.org.