Programs & Events


This program is cancelled.
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Family Program
Workshop or Trip
May. 1, 2014 | Thursday, 6:30pm
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Suggested minimum age 11 yrs.
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
$10 per participant. (minors ages 11 – 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult).

Hello fellow comic book enthusiasts and nature aficionados. Have you ever wondered what it would be like in the wild to have amazing abilities or marvelous mutations?  Would you like to have the ability to regenerate limbs just like a salamander or even be able to lift 11 times your own weight like the African Dung Beetle can? Of course you have ... who hasn’t?

In this class we will briefly discuss the two largest comic book universes, compare mutations and distinctive characteristics, and relate mutants and superheroes to the animal kingdom. We will also design our own heroes while relating them back to what we have learned, discuss back stories of our characters, and much more!

Don’t forget to visit your local comic book store locations, because the following Saturday, May 3, is NATIONAL FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Program Instructor: Daniel Vestal, Museum Investigate Lab Educator, AmeriCorps Mountains to the Sea Program

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.