Includes hands-on time with a wide selection of Wii U games,
including Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: The
Wind Waker HD, Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, LEGO City
Undercover, Resident Evil Revelations from Capcom and Injustice:
Gods Among Us from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Visitors
can even pose for pictures with props from various Nintendo
franchises and Tweet photos of the event with a unique hashtag to
receive a special gift while supplies last. For more information,
Oneida Nation dancers Mark Denning and his daughter,
Isabelle, demonstrate early and modern powwow dances and discuss
Native American life. They'll also relate the origin stories
behind the dance steps and explain the regalia worn by Native
Learn about insects and their relatives while dissecting a
Lubber Grasshopper. Plus, meet some live creepy crawlies.
Registration required: (815) 895-9777.
When something mysterious falls from the sky right onto Chicken
Little's head, he's convinced that the sky must be falling and
rushes to warn the King. This fun, musical version of the classic
tale is designed for the whole family.
Features more than 240 athletes from nearly 36 nations.
Competition will be divided between males and females, and junior
and senior competitors. Awards will be given for best All-Around,
Spirale, Straight-line, Vault and Mono Wheel competitions.
Build sculptures, towers and bridges from straws. Will your
creation have what it takes to stand up to the wind?
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 .