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    Special Exhibit Hours

    Please note that some exhibits have slightly modified opening and closing times:

    Curiosity Grove
    Monday–Saturday: 10 am–4:30 pm
    Sunday: 11 am–4:30 pm

    Naturalist Center
    Monday–Thursday: 12 pm–4:45 pm
    Friday–Sunday: 11 am–4:45 pm

    Osher Rainforest
    Monday–Saturday: 10 am–4:45 pm
    Sunday: 11 am–4:45 pm

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