HINCKLEY — L.C. Bates Museum will offer the following special activities during December and January:

• 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6: Tracks and Trees Tromp

Snowshoe with the experts, including Patty Cormier, Somerset District Forester, while exploring Maine’s hardy winter trees and the tracks of winter animals. Learn some tips to identify trees in winter when foliage is gone and discover the signs of animal life that thrive in the winter world. The walk will end at the Prescott Building and will include cocoa and a chance to look at the Festival of Trees. Dress warm. The museum has a few extra snowshoes for those in need; call in advance.

• 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13: Flora and Fauna of the Season

Beginning at the museum, explore the animals and plants that define the holiday season. The walk will end in the heated Prescott Building to explore more of the museum’s holiday traditions and make a fun craft to bring home. Dress warm.

• 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15: “Winged Migration” Movie at the Waterville Opera House

The museum is a part of the film series “Cinema Migrations” from the Maine film Center. Bird mounts, feathers and fun interactive exhibits will be on display. The movie tickets are $9; and $5 for students.

• 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015: Indoor Mammal Tour

Explore the mammals of Maine with a museum guide and explore the “fascinating” lives of the mammals and make a mammal craft to bring with home.

• 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.17: Winter Tracks of Animals.

Explore outdoors on snowshoes and view the great amounts of traffic suddenly apparent in the tracks in the snow. Learn a few tips on what to look for around your home. Some extra snowshoes will be on hand for visitors. Large groups are asked to call ahead.

• 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31: Animal Art

Learn a few tips to observational drawing and explorations. This program will be held at the Prescott Building on campus, though people are asked to first meet at the museum to gather materials.

For more information about programs and exhibitions, contact the museum at Good Will-Hinckley at 238-4250 or [email protected] The museum is on U.S. Route 201 on the campus of Good Will-Hinckley. During Christmas vacation the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The museum will close during snowstorms.

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