Monday, November 1, 2010

Rand Nature Centre in Freeport now open on Saturdays

Submitted by Cheri Wood

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Grand Bahama Branch of the Bahamas National Trust is excited to announce that the Rand Nature Centre in Freeport is now open every Saturday from 8:30-2:30. Located on Settler’s Way directly across from GB Catholic High, this national park is the perfect place to visit for some relaxation after a hectic work week.

The newly expanded hours are perfect for local families with children and tourists who wish to explore the nature trails, the watchable wildlife pond, and newly renovated gift shop.

To celebrate the expanded hours of operation, this Saturday, November 06, there will be face painting for the children and other activities for those who visit the center.

In addition to the wonderful natural experiences one can see throughout the winding trails of this 100 acre land preserve, one can also view local art in the Glory Banks Art Gallery located right in the visitor’s center.

On Thursday, November 04, the Grand Bahama Artists Association kicks off their Thanksgiving Art Exhibition from 7:00-9:00PM and the exhibition will remain on display through November 27. The public is welcome to attend the opening on Thursday evening and is encouraged to view the exhibition throughout the month.

Don’t wait any longer to visit all of the wonderful plants and animals that live at the Rand Nature Centre. Open Monday – Friday 9:00-4:00PM and now Saturdays 8:30-2:00PM. There is a $5 entrance fee but admission is always free for BNT members and children under 12. For more information you can contact the Bahamas National Trust at 352-5438.

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