Thursday, August 20, 2015

Free Day at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Aug. 29

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Summer’s Last Roar in New Haven
NEW HAVEN -  The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History will hold its sixth annual end-of-summer free admission day, “Summer’s Last Roar,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29,  at the museum at 170 Whitney Ave., according to a release.
"A fun day is planned that includes puppet shows, interpretive science and door prizes. All galleries will be open to the public," the release said.
"Interpretive guides will be stationed throughout the day in the featured exhibition, 'Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace,'" the release said. 
"Local high school students in the Peabody’s Sci.CORPS Museum Interpreter Program, a division of the Museum’s after-school EVOLUTIONS program, will demonstrate objects from the collections in several exhibition halls, encouraging visitors to touch real fossils and artifacts. An instant winner game will give everyone a chance to win a prize. "
Puppeteer Betty Baisden will do two performances of "Roxi and the Samurai," created for the event, the release said. "Roxi Fox explores Japanese history as he travels back in time to Tokagawa, Japan where he gets a visit from an 18th century Japanese" warrior.  "Roxi encounters a desperate crab family, an angry shogun ruler, and a perplexed puppeteer as he tries to solve everyone’s problems." Show times are 11 a.m. and noon.
There is free parking in the Peabody lot and adjacent Yale lots. The entrance is one block north of the museum at the intersection of Whitney and Humphrey Streets.

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