HINCKLEY — L.C. Bates Museum , U.S. Route 201, has announces its August summer programs. The programs will explore history, nature and space.

The museum’s annual Teddy Bear Tea is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Bring a bear or stuffed animal for iced tea, lemonade and cookies. The history of teddy bears will be discussed, and a scavenger hunt will take place inside or along the trails depending on weather. Participants can visit the museum bears and make a fun bear craft to bring home. All ages welcome.

The Perseid meteor showers Moth and Meteors Night will be offered at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The Perseid meteor showers will be discussed, with a chance to lay out in the field to view the shower, and set up moth lights and bait to enjoy some nocturnal insects that visit. Bring a towel or blanket and a flashlight!

Watercolors of Birds at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 in the museum gallery is planned. Open to all ages, this exploration in the bird room encourages visitors to paint and create in a museum setting. All levels of artists are welcome; materials will be provided.

Learn about rocks and minerals at a Rocks Rock!! Activity set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. The human fascination with rocks will be celebrated with collections and programs. Those who attend can explore rocks, make a small collection to bring home, try opening a geode, look under a backlight, and gaze through fiber optics.

Museum admission is $3 for adults and $1 for youth. For more information about the programs, contact the museum at 238-4250 or [email protected].

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.