Unearth the world of crayfish and find out where these secretive creatures can be found at the prairie.
Enjoy high-quality artwork of more than 70 artists from across the country, plus live music, children’s activities, a young artists’ exhibit and a food and beverage area. http://www.northbrookarts.org/aitp.php
Visit with exotic live animal friends from all parts of the world and learn about what they eat and how they live in the wild.
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.
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
Music, food, fireworks, carnival rides, parade, 5K Run/Walk,
community art show and beer garden.
The Model Railroad Garden delights visitors of all ages with the
sights and sounds of garden-scale trains traversing bridges and
trestles, past miniature scenes of America's best-loved landmarks
and beautiful gardens planted to scale.
Get close to nature and discover where food comes from with activities. Learn about plant parts, the life of a bee, different types of seeds, how to plant a rainbow garden, worm composting and more.
Explore the plants and animals in aquatic habitats. Use scientific tools to look at tiny critters living under water, find out what makes water plants different from land plants, and more. Activities vary from week to week.
Participate in crafts, demonstrations and farm-related activities. Activities change daily. Meet at the Heritage Center front desk. Free activities include: public milking demonstrations at 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; costumed interpreters from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Sundays; and storytelling at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.