Touch seeds, explore gourds of all colors, shapes and sizes, then decorate your own pumpkin to take home. Parents and children will enjoy investigating gourds together in this colorful, hands-on sensory based fall program.
Learn about fish that lurk deep in the water, what type of bait is good for fishing, and try to catch a big one! All equipment and bait will be provided. Program is outdoors.
Explore things that go "bump!" in the night by taking a hayride around Terrace View Park while learning about interesting Halloween creatures along the way. Also includes an outdoor story time in the "woods," exploration time in the Nature Center, a "spooky" craft activity and refreshments at the campfire circle.
The beloved tale of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) meets operatic delight in this bubbling Rossini hit, in Italian with English subtitles.
Marvel at 13 larger-than-life displays created from nearly half a million Lego bricks. Walk the Arboretum’s tree-lined grounds on the east side to find nature-themed sculptures crafted by Lego artist Sean Kenney, including a monarch butterfly boasting an eight-foot wingspan and an enormous hummingbird sipping nectar from a colorful trumpet flower.
Visitors will be “face to beak” with the small- to medium-sized parrots known for their playful personalities, vibrant coloration, and their ability to mimic words and sounds.
Kids immerse themselves in a nautical experience of their own invention, complete with docks and an assortment of boats. Toddlers to tweens will be inspired to create their own lake-faring scenarios, like steering the ship, kayaking, hoisting a sail, or dropping a fishing line to catch ‘the big one.’ The exhibit includes a dock with a bait and tackle shop, a kayak, sailboat and two-level work boat with a wheelchair-accessible lower cabin (complete with bunk and a kitchen prep area) offering countless opportunities for kids to envision themselves as a cook, rescuer, biologist or whichever role they choose.
The exhibit allows visitors to engage in exciting activities including surfing, snowboarding, kung fu and rock climbing all in a fun and immersing environment. Visitors jump into “Action Star Training,” which are play activities that build strength, coordination, balance and endurance, and can earn stamps for each adventures they try in their Action Trackers. At the conclusion with their visit, guests can bring home a 3-day Action Tracker to build on the skills and activities they learned and incorporate them into their own lives.
Developed and designed exclusively by Shedd, the one-of-a-kind exhibit will offer guests an immersive visual, audio and hands-on experience, immersing guests in the changing lives of salamanders, sirens, frogs, toads, newts, and more. Tadpoles will swim overhead, unusual and surprising amphibian sounds will fill the air, frogs in every color of the rainbow will hop and little-known, limbless caecilians will swim and slither.