Dozens of free activities to thousands of participants.
All designed to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get
active, have fun and try new things.
Listen to music, enjoy traditional folktales, and
watch a tea ceremony. Kids of all ages can make projects to
celebrate Girls' Day and Boys' Day, including design a kimono paper
doll, create a miniature carp kite, construct an origami samurai
helmet, and more at family-friendly hands-on
See how wool is sheared and witness the process that eventually
turns wool into clothing items. Sheep-shearing demonstrations are
at 1 and 3 p.m.
Includes a cookout, hayrides, kids' games, golf cart tours, a technology show and more. Stay for the Spring Concert with the Sons of the Never Wrong until 6 p.m.
Discover the secrets of the honeybees, then dress up in a
beesuit for a safe, up-close look at life inside the hive. Everyone
will get a taste of honey to enjoy. Children must be accompanied by
a registered adult. All participants must wear closed shoes and
tall socks to visit the hives.
Join animal care staff and volunteers to become acquainted
with the bears at Brookfield Zoo: polar bears, grizzly bears, and
sloth bears. Enjoy special Zoo Chats, craft activities, and
watching a bear training session. In addition, learn about bears in
the wild and the challenges they face.
Explore the sculpture park with trained docents. Kids get a bit of culture and art education, but aren't expected to be sit still, be quiet and never touch anything. May 18, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24 and Sept. 28.
Mom and child create a personalized gift for Dad, a card and a gift wrap. Register by May 10.
Harold Davis, a master shearer, gives sheep shearing
demonstrations (1:30 and 2:30 p.m.) and Graue Mill volunteers
demonstrate the art of spinning raw fleece into woolen yarn. Try
spinning on a drop spindle, one of the earliest tools still in use
today in many cultures.
Get up close and personal with turtles and other special species from the museum’s living collections, discover fun facts about these animals, and learn about the threats that many face each day. Nature Museum biologists will discuss conservation initiatives and answer questions. A light lunch and refreshments will be served. Highlight activities include the special turtle feeding program, turtle crafts and turtle-themed games and races.