a nationwide event, the Museum of Natural History at the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point will participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s
Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 28.
Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live!
ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. While the museum
offers free admission every day, this is the first time it has participated in
the event, which includes museums in all 50 states. Last year the event
drew more than 400,000 nationally.
event represents the Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread
of knowledge accessible to everyone, said UW-Stevens Point’s museum director,
UW-Stevens Point Natural History Museum holds more than 400,000 natural history
specimens and artifacts related to Wisconsin, North America and beyond.
“Our exhibits detail our region’s past and present geology, ecosystems and
wildlife,” Reser said. “They include permanent and rotating displays featuring
Wisconsin Native American historic and prehistoric artifacts, as well as the
extensive Menominee Clans Story exhibit detailing origin and clan stories of
the Menominee People.”
museum is an outreach and educational facility aligned with the College of
Letters and Science and is the only public natural history museum in north
central Wisconsin. The museum’s exhibits are located on the first floor of the
university library and may be viewed during regular library hours:
Monday–Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday,
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Metered parking is located in
Lot R, which is accessible from Portage or Reserve streets.
more information about Museum Day Live! 2013 and a list of participating museums
and cultural institutions, please visit www.smithsonian.com/museumday. For
information on the UW-Stevens Point Museum of Natural History, call
715-346-2858, email email@example.com or visit www.uwsp.edu/museum.