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Wyoming State Museum to host Creepy Crawly Critters event

Guests at Creepy Crawly Critters 2022 learn about different animals from Jeremy Thornbrugh, curator of education at the Wyoming State Museum. (Photo courtesy of the Wyoming State Museum)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the third year in a row, the Wyoming State Museum is hosting “Creepy Crawly Critters,” a family day dedicated to the strange and wonderful wildlife associated with Halloween.

Visit the museum on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to find games, activities, crafts and learning opportunities for all ages.

The event offers kids and adults alike the chance to meet with partners from the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute, Cheyenne Animal Shelter and local residents sharing their creepy-crawly pets, according to a press release

Attendees will get to see live bugs, snakes and salamanders. They will enjoy beautifully mounted insect specimens, learn more about these animals and even take their photo with a real, but no longer living, alligator. Crafts and activities include a Creepy Crawly obstacle course, a flying bugs game and a make-your-own slime station.

This event is free for all ages. Families can find the registration link at wyomuseum.wyo.gov/familydays or they can register by phone at 307-630-2573.

The museum is located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Ave. Call 307-630-2573 for more information.