pollinaters and pints

Leap Frog Tours and Spriggly’s Beescaping have teamed up to create the Pint and Pollinator Tour.

This educational new experience will run from 1-4 p.m. every Friday in February and March.

Begin the journey by meeting at the Asheville Museum of Science to see Spriggly’s Insect Exploration Station. This exhibit space features a rotating series of interactive installations, focused on the world of insects.

Currently installed is an exhibit highlighting the habitat needed for insects during winter and inclement weather, titled, “Where do Insects Hide When it is Cold Outside?”

While at the museum, enjoy a special lesson in bees and pollination, along with seed bomb making. After the museum, the journey continues to the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center to see other nature exhibits, walk a short trail and learn more about pollinators.

At the final stop, visit Whistle Hop Brewing Company for a pint of beer or a non-alcoholic beverage of choice. The brewery features select drafts which use fruit flavors and/or honey in the brewing process; both ingredients would not be possible without pollinators.

While enjoying a drink, guides and participants will discuss the many ways pollinators impact the food and beverage industry.

After a drink, the tour finishes with transportation back to the Asheville Museum of Science.

The tour is three hours, starting at the Asheville Museum of Science with round-trip transportation back to the museum. The tour is open to all ages and is family friendly, with tickets at $85 per adult and $75 per child. The ticket price includes all educational talks, seed bombs, museum admission, one drink and transportation.

Discounts are available for active and retired military service. Private tours are also available. For further details and to reserve tickets, visit leapfrogtours.com and click on “tours,” or call 828-246-6777.

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