After learning all about the life-cycles of these marvelous winged wonders, set out to find, catch, examine, and release both adult insects and their nymphs.
Learn a collection of tricks from the "Magic Team of Gary Kantor." Coin tricks, card tricks, vanishing effects, and much more will be taught. Each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate.
Join NPN and Taryn Lund of Chicago ReDesign for some tips and ideas on creating a kid-friendly home without sacrificing style. She will discuss selecting proper storage to deal with toys; selecting and arranging furniture and accessories; the best kid-friendly materials for furniture and accessories; tips for using the furniture you already own; pulling it all together. Plus, Q&A and a raffle. RSVP at http://www.npnparents.org/events/1735
Kids make candy buttons from scratch, colorful popcorn balls, and create colorful circus animals using candy clay.
Kids dip red, white and blue strawberries as well as pretzel twists to make the American flag, plusl make ladybug pretzels and chocolate marshmallow pops.
Enter a tree house village filled with adventure and
imagination. Play, make believe, and become part of the trees'
ever-changing tale. The exhibition is comprised of six fun-filled,
educational tree houses, aimed at kids 2-10.
Outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse
themselves with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from
around the world. A field guide is
available to help visitors identify dozens of species in the
exhibition. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through
a window into the pupa emergence room.
Children can immerse themselves in backstage preparation, perform routines in center ring or manage the behind-the-scenes action of lights and sound. Plus, try making a circus balance toy or dress up like a clown.
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