Create sand dough, texture paintings and sun catchers.
Nature, wild animals and outdoor crafts are highlighted by
staff of The Grove and Air Station Prairi. Meet The
Grove's animal ambassadors and join in on some nature-inspired
activities and fun. June 26 at Flick Pool; June 27 at Roosevelt
First 300 guests receive a prize. Includes games and activities
throughout the day.
Girls learn about the newest contemporary character, make fun
crafts, and enjoy a delicious meal. Includes an American Girl book
to take home. Cafe gratuity not included. Reservations required.
April 26, May 31, June 29.
Includes entertainment, beer garden, rides, games, food, family
activities and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the Neighborhood Boys and
Stop by to get free Wimpy Kid goodies, see Wimpy Kid book
trailers, take photos with the van, preorder Book 8 (releases in
November), and buy favorite backlist books.
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.
The exhibit, organized by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design
Center, teaches children that mammals are carnivores, herbivores or
omnivores and that there are different types of teeth and feeding
habits for each. Among its features are animal skulls, including a
tiny weasel and a polar bear. Kids can look at their own teeth in
the Tooth Sleuth mirror to determine their eating category.
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 .