The Philomath Museum will be the site of several free activities for its annual family day event. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Philomath Museum will come alive on Saturday with creepy critters and furry friends for the annual family day event, scheduled to run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Corvallis Museum will also have activities for what’s billed as Family Day at the Museums.

Both sites will have free activities relating to the wild and wooly world of animals, insects, birds and plants.

A rundown of activities at the Philomath Museum (those listed with no time will be available throughout the event’s four hours):

• Willamette Agility Group — Agility dog demonstrations. Three demonstrations of an hour each, at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

• Antiquity String Band (Matt Neely, Gregg Gorthy, and Chick Gerke) — Sing along to animal songs, with performances at 10:30 a.m., and 11 a.m.

• Oregon State University Master Beekeepers — Learn about bees’ role in the environment.

• Oregon State University Master Gardeners — Make a living seed necklace and learn about worms and other insects in the soil.

• Philomath Public Library — Book-related, animal-themed activities, 10 a.m.-noon.

• Maxtivity Art and Craft Creative Space — Make a watercolor bug painting.

• Audubon Society — Discover more about birds through the society’s taxidermy specimens.

• Benton County Historical Society — Explore exhibits while completing a rubber stamp passport, and make an animal ear headband to take home.

In addition, Jason’s Tropical Sno Shave Ice will be on site to provide cool treats.

The Corvallis Museum’s activities include:

• Chintimini Wildlife Center — Meet a live raptor.

• Antiquity String Band (Matt Neely, Gregg Gorthy, and Chick Gerke) — Sing along to animal songs, with performances at 12:30 p.m., and 1 p.m.

• Finley Wildlife Refuge/US Fish & Wildlife — Engage in bird and native plant activities and crafts, and play a game of wildlife refuge cornhole.

• Corvallis-Benton County Public Library — Book-related, animal-themed activities, 10 a.m.-noon.

• Corvallis Environmental Center — Learn about animals and how they interact with the natural world.

• Benton County Historical Society — Explore exhibits while completing a rubber stamp passport, and make an animal ear headband to take home.

The Oregon State University BugZoo was also scheduled to be on hand, although details and whether or not there are set times are not available.

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