The Coastal Children’s Museum, 75 Mechanic St., will be celebrating the start of chilly weather with a workshop called ConeQuest by Brett Willard from MerrySpring Nature Center Saturday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. Willard will be exploring and dissecting all different types of pine cones with kids so they can see how they’re formed and what their purpose is. After an in-depth look at what a pine cone is and how it is formed, kids will get to make their own pine cone bird feeder to take home and hang outside.

Willard, originally from Burnt Hills, N.Y., has bachelor's degree in environmental studies from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. His programs are hands-on and all call on his understanding and love of nature.

This workshop is included in the price of admission and free for members. For questions or information about this event, email programs@coastalchildrensmuseum.org, or phone 596-0300.