Museum Explorers Preschool Director and Teacher Treva Votipka
My name is Baker the Bear. I am the Official Museum Bear. Accept no substitutes. I have lived in the Museum since 2009 and work closely with the Museum staff. I am knowledgeable in the daily goings-on of the Museum. I love being hugged by the children who come to play. Sometimes they even include me in their play. But I am not only here for the children. When the lights go out and the children go home, I stand guard to make sure Marvin and Bernice, the red-eared slider turtles, don’t get out of hand making crafts in the Art Studio. And despite lacking opposable thumbs, I am proficient at typing. Grown-ups can follow my tweets and status updates for the inside scoop on the Museum and interact with me online.