On Tuesday's edition of Lubbock's First News, James Nesmith from the Science Spectrum talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about their upcoming Critterfest.

The 17th annual Critterfest will be taking place at the Science Spectrum this weekend. Nesmith said that Critterfest originally began as a one-day event that celebrated local wildlife, but has since expanded to include animals like lions, zebra, camels, and elephants, and is now the biggest event of the year for the Science Spectrum.

Critterfest starts Thursday, June 27th and ends Sunday, June 30th. The event will take place form 10 AM to 6 PM Thursday through Saturday and from noon to 6 PM on Sunday. General admission to the Science Spectrum and Critterfest is $12.50 for adults and $10.00 for kids. Animal rides, feeding and photos will cost extra.

For more information on Critterfest and the Science Spectrum, visit their website at sciencespectrum.org.

Be sure and tune it to Lubbock's First News with Tom Collins and Laura Mac weekdays from 6 AM to 8:30 AM on NewsTalk 790 KFYO and online at KFYO.com.