Family Nights at LBI Foundation Are Fun for All Ages

Jun 27, 2018

Bring the entire family to the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on selected evenings throughout July and August for memorable interactive experiences. All Family Night events are $10 per person, or free for LBIF members. Advance registration is recommended.

On Thursday, July 5, join Mike from Howling Woods Farm – a nonprofit wolf rescue in Jackson, N.J. – for a presentation about the farm, and meet wolf dogs that reside there. The event begins at 6 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for an outdoor viewing of the classic film “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17. Concessions will be available for purchase. Rain date is July 24.

Then, on Tuesday, July 31, at 6 p.m., instructor Crystal Froberg will lead attendees through the process of indigo dyeing. “This is an exciting hands-on project great for the whole family,” the Foundation notes. “Bring your own white garment or cloth to dye. LBIF will have a limited supply for purchase.”

Become an amateur astronomer on Tuesday, Aug. 7. “The Starlab Portable Planetarium System makes it possible for guests to observe the evening sky from the gallery of LBIF,” explains the Foundation. During this interactive presentation, which begins at 6 p.m., attendees will assist the presenter in locating major stars, planets and the moon.

And at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, take part in “touchable science.” LBIF asks, “How slippery is an eel? What does the inside of a clam feel like? How hard is a turtle’s shell? How do you pick up a crab without getting pinched? What does a sea sponge feel like? You will experience all that while you learn how these different species have evolved to deal with their environment, their predators and their prey.”

The Foundation is located at 120 Long Beach Blvd. in Loveladies.

For more information and to register, visit —J.K.H.

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