Learn about insects and their relatives while dissecting a
Lubber Grasshopper. Plus, meet some live creepy crawlies.
Registration required: (815) 895-9777.
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 .
See some of the Museum's most fascinating historic bicycles,
juxtaposed with the coolest, fastest and most high-tech bikes
currently on the market. Learn about the latest trends,
cutting-edge materials, and technologies used by elite athletes,
urban riders and bike enthusiasts and see science's role in the
Exhibition highlighting the culture of illustration through the
talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to
the Geneva community. Features well-known artists such as Daws
Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters,
along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic
Explore these little but loud creatures and find out why they're
Find out where spiders live and how they help our gardens, plus
check out spider specimens.
Wonder Works allows children to spend as much, or as little,
time creating art as they need; gently guided by our artist in
residence. We provide a plethora of both recycled and new
materials, ideas for projects (or children can create by their own
design) and hours of opportunity to explore their creative