Fri 7/12 @ 6-10PM
There are a lot of ancient and long-dead things at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History from which we can learn about the past. And then there are live things at the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden: vultures, falcons, owls, eagles, raccoons, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, porcupines and, our favorites: the playful otters. We could watch Linus, Calvin & Hobbes, the museum’s three otters, play all day!
The museum celebrates its living residents and raises money for the support of the Wildlife Center with its annual Birds, Beasts, Brats & Beer adult party. There you can enjoy food, drink and dancing to live music by Renegade Gentlemen.
That stuff is OK, but the best part is getting to see the animals, which will be making appearances during live animal enrichment and training demos. The otters will appear at 6:30 and 7:30; there will also be appearances by a porcupine, a snapping turtle, eagles, bobcats and coyotes. The gray foxes will also have access to their overhead trailways so you can observe them.
There will also be wildlife programs in the Shafran Planetarium for an extra $6 and the chance to bid in silent auctions for paintings by animal artists and porcupine-quill earrings. No porcupines were harmed in making the earrings!
Tickets are $40 at the door.