Features sheep-shearing demo, petting zoo, horse rides, farm
antiques, horse-shoeing demo, raffle, stage entertainment, square
dancing, kids games and activities, face painting and food vendors.
Plus, woolcarding and corn-grinding demonstrations, baby contest,
quilt show, flea market and country concert.
Learn about the summer festivals (matsura) celebrated
in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to
performances of Kokyo Taiko (Taiko drumming) and Chicago Koto Group
(koto harp), enjoy traditional storytelling from Anne Shimojima,
and watch a tea ceremony by the students of Dr. Nakashima. Kids of
all ages can make projects to celebrate summer-create a paper fan,
make a kite, and gyotaku fish prints at family-friendly, hands-on
Event is filled with food, drinks, music, entertainment and the best thoroughbreds in the country. Includes performances by the Jesse White Tumblers, singer Johnny Vincent, the National Anthem sung by Jim Cornelison and colors presented by Marine Air Control Group-48.
The first 500 guests get an exclusive Boxcar goodie bag. Bring a printout of this event listing plus a used book donation for Open Books (www.open-books.org) for admission of two guests.
Brave New Way will show you “easy to learn” techniques that are extremely effective and base on instinctive principles. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered for the program.
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.
Exhibit features a child-sized laboratory where kids can explore how scientists impact health and wellness through hands-on, interactive machinery, processes and technology. A demonstration area of the exhibit will allow guest scientists and educators to perform fun and interactive scientific experiments appropriate for young children.
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.