TODAY: Not-So-Scary Animals for Halloween – Meet Bats, Owls, Spiders, Snakes and More at Lindsay Museum

October 31, 2013 8:37 am · 7 comments


Bats, snakes, spiders, owls and other spooky creatures are on display at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek today to help the public gain a better understanding of these often-feared animals and their relationship with the environment.

The museum’s “Not-So-Scary Animals for Halloween” program, which takes place today, consists of a series of family-friendly presentations that allow attendees to meet live animals, learn about them and talk to their keepers.

Presentations feature nocturnal animals such as owls and bats, “creepy crawlies” including spiders, cockroaches and snakes, and animal myth-busting.

The program is part of the 10-day Bay Area Science Festival, a public education initiative in which top scientific, academic, corporate and non-profit organizations team up to promote the region as a hotbed of innovation, according to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

The presentations are being offered at the museum, located at 1931 First St., from noon to 4 p.m. today.

anon666 October 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Snakes are not poisonous, they’re venomous.

Shelley October 16, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a cool place. I might check this event out.

@#1 October 16, 2013 at 2:42 PM

venomous adj. full of venom; poisonous. Venomous= Poisonous.

Corn Snake October 16, 2013 at 4:13 PM

@ #3

Poison is absorbed or ingested; a poisonous animal can only deliver toxic chemicals if another animal touches or eats it.

Venom, on the other hand, is always injected. Every venomous animal has a mechanism to inject toxins directly into another animal. Stab with tails. Slash with spines. Pierce with fangs. Spike with spurs. Shoot with harpoons. Chew with teeth.

Mari October 17, 2013 at 2:49 AM

Bzzzzzzz….zzzzzzzz…….zzz…zap do you know what that is? It’s a fireflyvl being electrocuted! .lol

pauline October 17, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Do ants in rhe kitchen count as a zoo

Evee October 31, 2013 at 9:59 AM

This aught to be interesting, I better get my meds out the kitchen and the bathroom before I start interacting with the animals. You never know what bugs are lurking on you when you want to go home. Is this free, I hope i can afford this for my entire family.

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