Alien Invasion of the Plant Kind
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Daily
Invasive weeds threaten the quality of natural resources on both public and private lands and could cost millions of tax dollars to fix – unless we do something now! This fall, prepare to meet the invaders face-to-face in our new exhibit Alien Invasion: Of the Plant Kind. Discover the the intergalactic and imaginary plant invaders featured in sci-fi movies, literature and comic books from The Day of the Triffids to Little Shop of Horrors. Then consider how Earth’s real plants and animal, like bufflegrass and imported red fire ants, can invade new territory and the very real problems they can cause. Free with Gardens Admission.
Twilight Thursday Alien Edition July 31st 5-8 pm
Enjoy all of the perks of our regular late-night hours on Twilight Thursdays PLUS fun family activities and entertainment focused around our Alien Invasion: Of The Plant Kind exhibit. Guests will enjoy a viewing and sing a long of the 1980’s film, Little Shop of Horrors, alien-inspired crafts, telescope viewing, a guided tour of the Alien Invasion exhibit and more! A costume contest will wrap up the “out of this world” event so dust off your Martian antennas and Men In Black Suit because the winner will receive a one year family membership.
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