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Museum will be closed from Sunday, December 20 through Tuesday, January 5, 2010. "Animal Grossology" exhibit scheduled to open January 30.
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob Harmon, PIO
(775) 823-6501
Reno, Nevada. The Wilbur D. May Museum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park will be closed from Sunday, December 20 through Tuesday, January 5, 2010 in observance of the Christmas and New Years holidays.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, the museum will resume regular hours of 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday.

Animal Grossology, a fun, interactive and really gross family exhibit that features some of the slimiest, stinkiest and downright yuckiest creatures on earth, is scheduled to open at the museum on January 30.

Animal Grossology gives kids the poop on why gross is good while providing a unique look at the animal kingdom that will educate as well as fascinate. The exhibit was created and produced by Advanced Exhibits, a division of Advanced Animations LLC, in collaboration with Sylvia Branzei, the author of the GROSSOLOGY series of books. The books are published through Price Stern Sloan, a member of Penguin (USA) Inc.

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Museum is a lasting tribute to the legacy of rancher, adventurer and philanthropist Wilbur D. May. Permanent displays include rare and exotic collections from his many world travels. The museum is managed by the Washoe County Department of Regional Parks and Open Space and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.

The mission of Washoe County’s Department of Regional Parks and Open Space is to provide exceptional parks, open space, and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources. For more information, visit www.washoecountyparks.com.