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Discovery Center Reopens In Time For Hummingbird Festival


April 05, 2007

Ketchikan, Alaska - The lights are back on and the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is open once again to visitors. The Center will be open 10 am - 4 pm both Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th, 2007 just in time for the first weekend of the Alaska Hummingbird Festival.

During April the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center will be open 10 am - 4 pm Thursday through Sunday and admission is free. With the majority of the work completed, the Center is open to support events for the Alaska Hummingbird Festival.

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Rufous hummingbird enjoying the sweets provided by a Ketchikan feeder April 2006...
File Photo by Ketchikan Photographer Jim Lewis

The first events will be held in the Learning Center and is specifically designed for kids. Come build Recycled Hummingbird Feeders between 1:00 pm -3:00 pm on Saturday. Kids will learn what attracts hummingbirds to feeders while making there very own decorative feeder. Participants are asked to bring a clean plastic or glass bottle for this program. Hummingbird artwork created by students from Ketchikan High School will also be featured this weekend at the Discovery Center.

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'Hummingbird Heaven - May 2006'
File Photo by Ketchikan Photographer Paul Perry

There are a wide variety of programs for this year's Alaska Hummingbird Festival; a calendar of Hummingbird Festival events is available at the Discovery Center.

The Discovery Center was closed to the public in February for an ongoing lighting replacement project. The project improved the overall lighting in the Center and to address electrical hazards.



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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center


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