International Museum Day

Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

May 18 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In celebration of International Museum Day, we are opening up the Gallery with admission by donation all day on Saturday, May 18th, 2019.

What is International Museum Day?!

Every year, International Museum Day (IMD) celebrates the unique role of museums as educational, cultural and creative platforms for visitors to learn, share and enjoy. Each year there is a different theme, and IMD 2019 will focus on the new roles of museums as active actors in their communities.

The role of museums in society is changing. Museums keep reinventing themselves in their quest for becoming more interactive, audience-focused, community-oriented, flexible, adaptable and mobile agencies. They have become cultural hubs functioning as platforms where creativity combines with knowledge and where visitors can also co-create, share and interact.

Come and join in the fun!

We want to welcome everybody in the local community to participate in International Museum Day. You can:

  • Enjoy our current exhibit, Plumage: The Majestic Art of Birds
  • Complete our Gallery Scavenger hunt and receive a small take home prize
  • Take part in bird-themed activities in the Gallery’s reading room, the Roost
  • Visit our Gallery of Nature Shop for unique gifts and crafts, with all proceeds supporting the non-profit work of the Bateman Foundation