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The Weis Earth Science Museum on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities campus celebrates 20 years of learning, exploration and fun with their 20th anniversary event Saturday, Nov. 12.

Set to take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the event features a full day of planned events in order to bring the community together for the museum’s exciting milestone.

“The 20th anniversary for any institution is a wonderful achievement. The purpose of this event is to celebrate how far we’ve come in the past two decades and to acknowledge those who helped make the Weis Earth Science Museum Wisconsin’s Official Mineralogical Museum,” Museum Director Joseph Frederickson said.

Events include a reading from Kent and Erin Barnard, authors of Mom Needs a Dinosaur, at 11 a.m., dinosaur show-and-tell with paleontologists at 3 p.m., tours of the museum and collections, a trunk sale and more. Treats, games and small prizes also will be provided, as well as discounts at the museum gift shop.

“We plan to have activities all day long for visitors of all ages. There is something for everyone,” Frederickson said. “Even better, at the top of every hour, we will be giving backstage tours to the museum’s collections and a sneak preview of the new mineral gallery.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (920) 832-2925.

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