Natural History Museum In Brewster Presents Film About Animal Homes

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is showing “The Animal House” as part of its Nature Screen film series on Saturday, May 24, from 1 to 2 PM. The film is free with museum admission.

Animal structures can be simple or architectural marvels. In each case, the goals are the same: protection from predators and having a nearby source of food. These structures, whether a nest, a burrow or a mound, are also the site of great dramas and extraordinary behaviors.

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From master builders like termites and beavers to master decorators like the bowerbird which places colorful flowers at the entrance to its nest, “The Animal House” provides a look at “the home life of wildlife.”

Following the film, local artist Leslie Kramer will show participants how to make a habitat miniature for the creature of their choice. There is a $5 materials fee.

Reservations are recommended; call 508-896-3867, extension 133. The museum is at 869 Main Street (Route 6A) in Brewster. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for children 3 to 12. Children younger than 3 are admitted for free.

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