CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON - Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum with "St. Patrick’s Day Snakes"at 10 a.m. March 17 at the museum’s Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

Legend says that Ireland has no snakes because St. Patrick chased them into the sea and banished them from the island forever. Museum educators will separate fact from fiction about this story and introduce visitors to some snakes.

“If St. Patrick had known about all the amazing adaptations snakes have and why they are such a vital animals to have our backyard, he would've been inviting snakes to visit Ireland instead of kicking them out,” said Wildlife Education Center Manager Emily Nestlerode.

This program is recommended for adults and families with children ages 5 and up. Admission for museum members is $5 for adults, $3 for children. For nonmembers it's $7, $5 for children. Same-day admission to the Wildlife Education Center is included with paid attendance to this program. For more information, visit or call 534-5506, ext. 204.








Photo caption: Come to St. Patrick’s Day Snakes on Saturday, March 17 at 10am at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center. Separate fact from fiction in the story of St. Patricks’ Day and meet live snakes. Photo contributed.