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Shelburne Museum celebrates Mother's Day

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SHELBURNE, Vt. - There are many ways to celebrate moms on this special day. At Shelburne Museum, kids soaked up the sun -- and some bugs -- as they showed their appreciation for mothers.

The Spring Fest at Shelburne Museum wasted no time welcoming in the warm weather. "The ice has broken, the trees are budding and Shelburne Museum is open, which means it's spring in Vermont," said the museum's Jeff Bundy.

And warmer weather means there's plenty to do. "Champ from the Lake Monsters is going to be here, we have a tea party which is really cute. We also have -- which is a little less cute -- we have kids eating bugs, they're actually surprisingly delicious," Bundy said.
     
So what exactly was on the menu? "I ate a cricket and a worm," said Ava Flint, a young museum visitor.

And these kids and parents are not holding back on this Mother's Day. As appetizing as a mouthful of crunchy critters may sound, there was much appreciation for moms. Kids also sat down for a tea party with their moms and showed off their fashion must haves.  "We hope that moms and dads will come out with their little ones and get a taste of everything that we have to offer," Bundy said.

It's the first year Shelburne Museum is open year-round with the new Pizzgalli Center for Art and Education open to visitors.  "We'll probably see 2,000 people here today, which is a good day for the museum. Over the course of the season we'll probably see a 100-thousand, 120-thousand people," Bundy said.

Shelburne Museum plans to hold events throughout the season, though these bugs may not always be on the menu. 
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