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Museum will host natural history day

From Staff Reports

BUFORD - Reptiles, raptors and creepy crawlies will be the stars at the Lanier Museum's Natural History Day.

The Lanier Museum of Natural History in Buford will host its annual natural history day in conjunction with the grand opening of a new reptile display.

Some of Georgia's endangered reptiles, including the gopher tortoise and Indigo snake, will be on hand for live animal programs, one of many activities planned for the day.

Exhibitors will include the Georgia Herpetological Society, Southern Wings Bird Club, the University of Georgia Entomology Club and the Department of Natural Resources.

The natural history museum provides an overview of the natural world found in Gwinnett County and surrounding areas. Located south of Lake Lanier's Buford Dam, the museum houses a collection of live animals, replicated habitat exhibits, rocks and fossils.

What: Natural History Day

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Lanier Museum, 2605 Buford Dam Road, Buford

Cost: $3 per person

For more information: www.gwinnettparks.com