During Spring Break holidays at Quinta Mazatlan, there’s a fun one-hour family forest program every day (Tuesday through Saturday), both at 10:00 a.m. and repeated at 2:00 p.m.
On “Trekking Tuesday”, March 15, a Quinta park naturalist will greet you in the main house and take you exploring in the woods to search for the most amazing birds, fastest rabbits, and unusual insects. Visit Eugene the snake, Tepeguaje the giant tree, Archaeopteryx the dinosaur bird, and the creatures hiding in the creek! On “Watercolor Wednesday” come to the Ruby Pond patio and show your creativity as you blend colors around native animal silhouettes in an easy to learn watercolor technique for all ages and all skill levels. On “Thoughtful Thursday” join others in the community for a special volunteer service day. Help to pull out invasives, plant new plants, water and mulch, and give the Earth a little boost of healthiness. “Feathery Fun Friday” is filled with fascinating facts about the World Birding Center’s feathered friends. Go birding with binoculars; learn to identify bird calls; study feathers under microscopes; and make a feather craft. Finally, come to the Discovery Museum on “LUCKY YOU SATURDAY!” and see a REAL 4-leaf clover. Head out on the trails with a “LUCKY YOU Scavenger Hunt” and bring it back to try to win a “Lucky You Rabbits Foot” or a “Nature Pot of Gold”.
At any time during the week you can bring the family to take the challenge to earn a “Quinta Naturalist Badge”. The junior naturalist program directs children to visit a variety of habitats at Quinta and learn about the plants and animals of the forest, and the historic home on the hill.
Take a “break-in-the-break”, and spend a reinvigorating day with your family…in nature!
Cost included with admission: $2 child; $3 adult. For more information phone (956) 681-3370.