Alpacas at Life + Science Museum

Those of you who follow us on Instagram and/or Twitter and/or Facebook know that this mom got a little sneak peek at the new Alpacas who are making the NC Museum of Life + Science their new home.  (What can I say, I was a little excited, they were cute.)

Us parents already love Life + Science Museum (see articles about it here, here, and here too since that exhibit is returning Nov 7th).  But some of your kids may have been upset if you have visited the Museum in the last couple of weeks as the Farmyard was closed.  Good news that it reopened this past Saturday with excitement.  The reason for the closures involved cute little baby faces…baby Alpacas.

The Farmyard already kind of rocked but now there 4 Alpacas (who the Museum acquired from a local Alpaca farm) on the premises.  Accomodating them took moving around some of the other animals around and changing the surroundings.  The 2 moms and 2 babies though now call it their home.  (Both little Alpacas were born in April and have had to spend some time in quarantine before being released to the public space.)

Like everything in the Farmyard you can get pretty close to these guys, so it is neat.  The babies are still a little skittish but I couldn’t stop looking at the momma Tina-Turner lookalike anyhow (you will know which one it is).

To celebrate the new family members at the Museum there are activities all week and through next weekend (events free with Museum admission).  The celebrations culminate with a Woven Fiber Arts festival on Saturday, October 27th.  If you didn’t know, Alpacas are farmed for their fleece (thank you to Taneka at the Museum for providing so many fabulous facts like that!).  So from 10 am to 1 pm artists will be sharing their techniques in wool working and kids can explore spinning, weaving, knitting, and more.

Even if you can’t make it out for the specific Welcome Alpacas festivities, plan to enjoy the fall weather and check out these cute guys.

NC Museum of Life + Science
Welcome Alpacas!
North Carolina Museum of Life + Science
433 West Murray Avenue Durham, NC 27704

Phone: (919) 220-5429

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