Calling all Teddy Bears! Because we always “Bear Down” on science at Flandrau, and we know your favorite bear loves science too, we’ve partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop for “National Teddy Bear Day” on Sunday, September 8.
To celebrate your cuddly companions, we’ll have special discounted admission – just $5 exhibits and $5 shows all day! – plus a chance to take your photo with the mascot “Bearamy” from Build-A-Bear Workshop from 2-3pm.
What about the science of bears? The scientific name for the mammalian family that includes all bears is Ursidae. Eight species of bears roam the world, and one of them – black bears – live in the mountains around Tucson!
There are also two bear constellations in the night sky: Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. Part of the Ursa Major constellation is the “Big Dipper” star formation that kids love to find when they gaze up at the stars. People use the stars in the “Big Dipper” pattern to find the star Polaris that can be used to navigate, because Polaris is “true north.”
So bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal toy to Flandrau and join the plushy party! You and your bear can learn about the science of sharks, see an amazing planetarium show, and get your picture taken with Bearamy! Go to Flandrau.org to learn more.
Flandrau: Cool Science on a Hot Day! Bear Down.