Duke Lemur Center offers new preschool program; deal offered for Go Ask Mom readers!
Posted October 14, 2012 8:09 p.m. EDT
In my opinion, the Duke Lemur Center ranks as one of the must-see, family-friendly destinations in the Triangle.
It's a truly unique opportunity to learn all about lemurs. It's the world's largest sanctuary for rare and endangered lemurs and related animals, including 233 lemurs from 15 species, along with lorises from India and Southeast Asia and bushbabies from Africa. Read my post about it from last year.
The center is launching a new program for preschoolers ages 3 to 5. Space is limited for these one hour programs and registration is required. The cost for each program is $30 per child and $25 for the second child. There is no charge for the parent or chaperone. Each program includes a craft, game, time with the lemurs, and something to take home.
When you register, be sure to mention that you read about the center's preschool programs on Go Ask Mom and you'll get $10 off!
Here are the details on the two classes that will be offered:
Lemur Play! teaches kids about behavioral enrichment and why it is important to the lemurs’ health and happiness. This program combines education with fun parent-guided activities for the children that will motivate them to be interested in animals and science by associating learning with interactive experiences. It's offered from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.
Junior Explorers teaches kids about what it is like to be a primatologist. This program combines education with fun parent guided activities for the children that will motivate them to be interested in animals and science by associating learning with interactive experiences. It's offered from 11 a.m. to noon, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.
For details and to sign up, check the Lemur Center's website.