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Children in discovery room

At a Glance

Q?rius jr. is a hands-on room featuring real Museum objects and artifacts. During Open Hours, visitors can look at fossils, skulls, shells and minerals, use a microscope, try on costumes from around the world and much more! School groups can take advantage of morning programs during the school year.

Open Hours

April to May (and September):

  • Monday: Closed
    Tuesday to Thursday: Noon to 4:30PM
    Friday: 10:30AM to 4:30PM
    Saturday: 10:30AM to 5:00PM
    Sunday: Closed

June to August:

  • Monday: Closed
    Tuesday to Friday: 10:30AM to 4:30PM
    Saturday: 10:30AM to 5:00PM
    Sunday: Closed

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