Joan Bauer, author of Almost Home and Close to Famous, discusses her work, answers questions, and autographs copies of her work. Her books will be available for purchase.
Celebrate Earth Month with a kid's class devoted to yummy
earth-inspired treats. Get your hands dirty by making dirt cups
with gummy animals and raisin ants and ladybugs on sticks.
Forts are the perfect place for pretend stakeout areas and
secret society meetings. Use couch cushions, upside-down
tables, doors, headboards-even stairs that go nowhere!-to create a
cool and cozy space that's all your own.
Explore the magic that happens when soap, water, and air
combine. Use wild wands to makebubbles big and small. Catch,
dance with and even step inside giant bubbles.
The exhibit features the rare Black Java
and White Java strains of chicken, which were an endangered species
less than a decade ago. Includes a special child-height egg
incubator, hatchery unit and a pen for newborn chicks. Runs from
March 18-June 16.
A multi-media, interactive, exhibit that allows children to discover how nature is reflected and celebrated in the lives of Japanese children through special seasonal environments and traditional Japanese activities. The exhibit focuses on the regions of Lake Biwa, Sapporo, Kyoto and Fukuoka, offering an in-depth exploration of each region through video, audio and visual media, as well as authentic props and hands-on interactive activities.
Kids will be able
to explore the pet vet office and learn a new respect for creatures
as they nurse sick and injured animals back to health
on the examining and operating tables; examine
x-rays; get play animals clean; determine
what diet is best and make a healthy meal; climb
aboard a large format animal scale; help the lost pets
find their correct homes and clamber through the pet
Exhibit highlights the evolution, biology and misconceptions of
Megalodon, an enormous prehistoric shark that once cruised all the
world's oceans. The exhibit conveys current research findings of
Florida Museum paleontologists, and showcases both fossil and
modern shark specimens and full-scale models from several