The Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave., has partnered with Wildlife Defenders to bring live animal experiences to visitors at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays.
The program is a response to community interest in animals and a way to increase environmental and wildlife conservation awareness. Each week will feature different animals, such as wallabies, alligators, porcupines and lemurs.
“Live animal programs fascinate and inform our museum’s visitors, so we are very excited to present multiple opportunities to experience and to understand the natural science and behavior of so many native and exotic animals all year long at the RMSC,” said Daniel Menelly, chief science officer. “We really admire the safe, responsible handling of the animals in the care of the Wildlife Defenders, and we consider the organization to be an excellent partner.”
The Wildlife Defenders program is a wildlife education outreach group part of Bridges for Brain Injury. The programs are free with museum admission.
“It is a privilege to have been chosen by the RMSC to have our robust Wildlife Education program provide wildlife experiences throughout the upcoming year,” said John Truini, director of wildlife education and outreach programs. “We hope to inspire school-aged children to be the future stewards of the environment and enhance the already incredible museum experience. It’s a partnership that we are proud of.”
For more information, visit rmsc.org.