Layland Museum is sponsoring its annual summer educational experience in June on site this year, called “Tails and Scales.”

Children in first-fifth grades may sign up to take part in four exciting sessions to be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays in June. Live animals and hands-on activities will be featured. Parents should register their children at the museum at 201 N. Caddo, as space is limited.

The cost of each program is $3.50 and includes a nice craft, refreshments, and qualified speaker.

June 4 – “Turtles” by Amy Bluemel, of the Chickasaw Nation

June 11 – “Fish” by Mack Cook, Cooke Elementary

June 18 – “Horses” by Hana and Thomas Huff, 4-H’ers

June 25 – “Birds” by Jon Stanley, Harlequin Taxidermy

Amy Bluemel presents story and dance from her Native American heritage.

She has studied storytelling under well-known teller Tim Tingle and has worked as a teacher’s aide in Godley ISD.

Mack Cook, a seasoned teacher, has conducted many science and Gulf Coast Indian camps for the gifted in the Houston area. He learned much of his nature lore from growing up in the country.

Hana and Thomas Huff are a brother-sister team who do 4-H and show horses across the nation.They live in Godley and went to Hill College this past year. They will bring two of their horses. Jonathan Stanley grew up in Cleburne with a lifelong passion for birds. He creates masterpieces in his taxidermy business, but will bring his beautiful, live macaw for children to study.

Free programs for elementary children will be done in conjunction with Cleburne Public Library. On July 28, children may enjoy square dancing from 10-11 a.m. at the library. Children may come to “We’ve Got Games” from 10-11 a.m. Aug. 4 at Hulen Park. No reservations are needed. 

Preschoolers may enjoy a free program at Layland Museum from 10:30 -11:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 8. The title is “Wish I Was a Fish,” with live fish, music and interactive learning. 

Layland Museum is a department of the city of Cleburne. Call Dr. Bettye Cook, educator, at 817-645-0940 for more information.