Enjoy kite flying, toddler hay mazes, obstacle courses,
hayrides through the fields and a ladybug release (2 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday). Plus, check out the two bull calves, baby goats, lambs
and pigs and mid-size and full sized chickens.
Dinosaurs come to life in a fun, educational and imaginative
performance. Audiences can feed, water and care for these
puppet-like, prehistoric marvels.
See the 'Cossak Warriors' on horseback; Motorcycle Nitro Cowboys
in the globe of Death; camels and zebras performing with ponies;
clowns and comedy acts and much more.
New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the
Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a
collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an
Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures.
Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out
and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share
your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a
library-wide scavenger hunt.
Kids become bug detectives as they explore the exhibit
of huge bug sculptures built using natural materials
including trees, dried branches, roots and green saplings. On
display will be an over-sized bee hive, lady bug, assassin bug,
damsel fly, spider, daddy long legs, praying mantis, dragon fly,
grasshopper and three ants. Kids receive a free bug
detective guide, helping them uncover the truth about bugs. Plus,
they can take part in daily events to learn more about bugs, plus
an edible insects program for the whole family.
Features supersized animatronic dinosaurs, including
favorites like Stegosaurus and Triceratops, as well as obscure
dinosaur species with unusual characteristics, like feathers.
Shantungosaurus-the largest dinosaur to walk on two legs-stands at
more than 20 feet tall and 50 feet long in Roosevelt Fountain, and
a tented showcase highlights the most recent paleontological
findings that birds evolved from dinosaurs. In addition, guests
will learn how dinosaurs are relevant to today's world and how
changes in climate may have led to their extinction, plus about
prehistoric flowers and plants .
Children and families can innovate and
interact directly with the real, three-dimensional world
around them. Visitors design, build, test
and retest with real tools and materials.
Kids can learn about the four stages of butterfly development
and explore how animals change and adapt through the metamorphosis
process. Signage explains the egg and caterpillar stages of
butterfly growth, and live specimens of pupa and adult butterflies
demonstrate the final two stages of growth.
Features Antique and collectible dolls and toys from the 19th
and 20th centuries, plus some modern and reproduction toys that are
available for hands-on fun.
The exhibition, created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum, explores the history of our 16th President,
from his boyhood to his last years in office. Includes various