City of Greeley Press Releases

Pets ‘N’ Popsicles Returns to Centennial Village

Release Date:
Aug 2, 2017
For Immediate Release
For museum information, contact:
Sarah Lester, Museum Educator  
970-350-9275
Sarah.lester@greeleygov.com 

For summer food program information, contact:
Kara Sample, RDN, SNS, Nutrition Services Assistant Director  
970-348-6607
Ksample@greeleyschools.org

Centennial Village Museum’s baby animals have grown up! The Cochin chickens are wearing their boots and the crested Polish chickens have grown a wildly full head of feathers. The baby goats have become fun-loving and boisterous and they’ve proven their love of visitors and chewing clothing.

It must be time for Centennial Village’s annual Pets ‘N’ Popsicles event, August 4 through 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Sponsored by Agfinity, the event celebrates farm animals and pets. Staff and volunteers are on hand during the event to let kids experience the animals up close and personal and to answer visitors’ questions.

Located just south of Island Grove Regional Park at 1475 A St., Centennial Village is an 8-acre outdoor museum featuring historical buildings, beautiful gardens and heritage farm animals.

This year’s Pets ‘N’ Popsicles event features a new partnership between School District 6’s Kids Eat Free Summer Food Program and the museum. The El Fuego food truck will be on site August 4 through 6 and August 11 through 13, serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and snacks from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Youth ages 1 to 18 years of age can enjoy this free service with adult lunches available for just $3.25, while supplies last.

Lunch provided by the food truck includes a sandwich, fruit, vegetable and chocolate milk, which makes picnicking in the shade a super easy and fun time.

Admission to the Pets ‘N’ Popsicles event is just $3 per person ages 3+ and a Popsicle is included with every paid admission.

To learn more about the summer food service program, visit GreeleySchools.org/KidsEatFree or follow them at facebook.com/d6elfuego.

For more information about Pets ‘N’ Popsicles and other City of Greeley Museums events, visit greeleymuseums.com or call 970-350-9220.

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