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South Fork Natural History Museum And Nature Center Hosting Free Thanksgiving Open House

Sydney A. Braat

SoFo is the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island. (Courtesy Photo)

Bridgehampton's South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (SoFo) will present a complimentary Thanksgiving Open House on Saturday, November 26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SoFo is the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island.

All are welcome and guests are asked to bring canned goods or non-perishable food items to donate to the Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor Food Pantries. Visitors will enjoy SoFo's scientifically correct interactive nature exhibits featuring recreated habitats of ocean, dune and swale, coastal plain pond, salt marsh, and vernal pool.

There will also be large marine touch-tanks filled with sea stars, crabs, urchins, whelks, and many other sea creatures. Be sure to visit the outdoor attractions too that include Butterfly Gardens and Native Plant Gardens. All the gardens are in their fall colors and the 40-acre preserve known as the Vineyard Field, will be spectacular at this time of the year. Take a walk amongst the fall beauty through the six-mile trail system of the Long Pond Greenbelt behind the Museum.

There will be large marine touch-tanks filled with sea stars, crabs, urchins, whelks, and many other sea creatures. (Courtesy Photo)

"We invite the community to bring their families to enjoy face painting, a variety of nature-focused art programs led by our experienced nature educators, and nature walks," shared Frank Quevedo, SoFo's Executive Director.† "The holiday is a wonderful time to give back to our members and friends who share our commitment to be responsible stewards of the planet."

Don't miss the special Jason's Live Animal & Insect Family Show from 2 to 3 p.m. featuring frogs, toads, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, reptiles, birds, hermit crabs, and many other animals. There is a $10 fee for adults/teens and $5 for children (SoFo members) and $15 for non-members (adults/teens) and $8 for children for this program. Advanced reservations are required for all events.

SoFo is located at 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton. For more information, call 631-537-9735 or visit sofo.org.

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