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See logging, pioneer life, birds at rarely open Syre Center

Syre Education Center visitors search through the glass cases for the answers to their activity book clues in 2007. The museum, usually limited to special tours, will be open May 20 to June 4, 2016.
Syre Education Center visitors search through the glass cases for the answers to their activity book clues in 2007. The museum, usually limited to special tours, will be open May 20 to June 4, 2016. The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom Museum’s Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St., will be open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays from Thursday, May 20, through Saturday, June 4, while the museum’s Lightcatcher galleries are between major exhibits.

Syre Center, which usually is closed except for special tours, is known for its local natural-history exhibits on logging and Native American and pioneer life, and for its collection of more than 500 taxidermied birds.

Admission is $5 on Thursdays. Regular museum admission is $10 adults; $8 students, those 62 and older and military; $4.50 children ages 2-5; under 2 free. Info: 360-778-8930, whatcommuseum.org.

Robert Mittendorf

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