Bieser Discovery Center is a natural world which aims to foster interest in nature, including reptiles, insects, mammals, fossils, minerals, and much more. There is even a reptilian celebrity named Rajeev at the Bieser Discovery Center, he is a 14-and-a-half-foot long Burmese Python who usually spends most of his day napping and entertaining guests. The Center has seemingly endless areas and exhibits to explore, including a vast collection of biological items to investigate. From understanding the construction process of a hornet’s nest to using a microscope to study the bacterial growth on countertops, there are all sorts of things for budding biologists to study.
The Tidal Pool is open daily from 1 – 2 p.m. daily. Visitors can step up to a small wooden deck area and explore a small piece of the ocean. This small rocky display area contains live sea stars, sea anemones, sea cucumbers, and gumboot chitons. Museum staff will be there to guide visitors through the display and provide educational information about the marine life.
The African Room contains one of the Museum’s oldest inhabitants, Nesiur the Mummy. She is on display with other ancient African artifacts including pottery and jewelry. The Discovery Zoo is one of the most fun hands-on experiences at the Museum. It contains all sorts of animals for visitors to see up-close-and-personal, everything form the furry to the scaly.
Explorer’s Crossing allows children to pursue their dreams role play in any scenario they choose, they can act as a chef, a pest control person, a lawyer, a vet, and even as waste management officials. They can learn the importance of recycling, how to fill all sorts of roles and play as much make-believe as their hearts desire.
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