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A summer day at Nay Aug Park – a museum tour including hands-on workshop for children and adults, box lunch, tree house view of the waterfall and gorge below. Reservations can now be made to board the bus at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on Saturday, June 29, to go to Nay Aug Park in Scranton and a guided tour of the Everhart Museum. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the many exhibits at the Everhart, including the special Vampire and Bat exhibits, but there will also be time to see the one-of-a-kind tree house at Nay Aug Park, and time to take a short walk to the gorgeous gorge.

The guided tour of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art will include the hall of the bird collection and the dinosaur and fossil exhibit, as well as the art gallery. Specially featured will be the exhibit of Blood of Life: Vampires in Art and Nature. A multidisciplinary exhibit, “It showcases the evolution of the concept of vampires, using science, art, history, pop culture, and literature,” according to Stefanie Colarusso, Director of Interpretive Programs at the Everhart Museum, who will be the tour guide.

Another exhibit is What’s in the Cloud? Bats on the Atlantic Coast, which features current research on bats in Pennsylvania and the Caribbean. Dr. Gary Kwiecinski of the University of Scranton shares his photos and 30 years of research on these creatures who are so vital to our ecosystem. In addition, wildlife managers from the Pennsylvania Game Commission share their documentation of White Nose Syndrome, a disease plaguing bats in our area since 2006.

The Nay Aug Park Tree House is another destination of the bus trip. Built in 2007, it is a handicap accessible tree house overlooking a stunning view of the gorge and waterfall below. It is a short walk up from the Everhart Museum. For those who wish, there is a walkway down to the gorge, a wonderfully cool site on a hot day. It is a rigorous walk back up from the gorge, only for the experienced walkers.

This popular bus trip is the tenth annual Everhart Museum summer trip for the Dietrich Theater. Adults and children are invited to enjoy the day at Nay Aug Park.

Sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation, reservations can be made by calling the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500. $10 fee includes a box lunch.

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