first_imgDuring this year’s March break, visitors are invited to take AnAsian Adventure at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. Themuseum has created an oriental bio-region, complete with wildlifeand diverse habitats. This experience is possible with the help of the Magnetic HillZoo in Moncton. Visitors can go eye-to-eye with such Asiananimals as live white-handed gibbons, red golden pheasants,sulphur-crested cockatoos, reeves muntjac, a Chinese watermonitor lizard, and Burmese pythons. Throughout the week, visitors can enjoy special Asian culturalperformances and musical shows by the Wilderbeats, a popularchildren’s entertainment group. Also on display will be babyanimals courtesy of 4H clubs in Hants County, and live chickshatching in the Ag Zone — a display on Agriculture Awareness bythe Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. The Nova ScotiaHerpetoculture Society will display live native and exoticreptiles, snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles and more. “An Asian Adventure is an event that the whole family can enjoy,”said interpretation manager Alex Wilson. “In fact, the Marchbreak experience at the museum is the hottest show in town forkids on their spring break. It has proven to be the destinationof choice for many metro residents and those visiting the city.” “The Asian-Pacific region will be represented by exiting andseldom seen specimens from the museum collection,” said museumdirector Calum Ewing. “Visitors will see exotic shells,gemstones, a flying fox (bat) skeleton and a Mongolian hadrosaurdinosaur egg that is said to be 65 to 100 million years old.” Visitors are invited to bring their cameras and take photos withfull-sized cut-outs of an Asian elephant or a giant panda. Thisyear’s Asian theme presents a multi-faceted program that toucheson global issues like the conservation, biodiversity andfascinating eco-regions of other parts of the world. “The museum enjoys presenting a fun-filled theme week that isengaging and an entertaining event for all ages,” said Mr.Wilson. “For most of the year we present messages about thenatural history of Nova Scotia. March break allows us to explorethe world beyond our province.” An Asian Adventure runs from Saturday, March 13 to Sunday, March21 at the museum, located at 1747 Summer St. Special admissionprices will be in effect: $5 per person; $14 per family (1 adultand children); $19 per family (2 adults and children); childrenunder the age of two are admitted free. Preview day for An Asian Adventure is Friday, March 12, andregular admission applies.last_img

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