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Vacation Day Add-On: Extended Day

Vacation Day Add-On: Extended Day

January 2 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off or pick up at any point within these time periods. Continue reading

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Vacation Day: Wonderful Winter Science

Vacation Day: Wonderful Winter Science

January 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Winter is a magical event! Where does snow come from? How does it form? What causes winter? We’ll learn the answers to all of these questions and more through hands-on experiments, winter exploration, and, of course, some play! Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Vacation Day Add-On: Extended Day

Vacation Day Add-On: Extended Day

January 3 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off or pick up at any point within these time periods. Continue reading

Vacation Day: Happy Birthday, Aldo!

Vacation Day: Happy Birthday, Aldo!

January 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Did you know that Aldo Leopold’s birthday is in January? Let’s celebrate his birthday by doing some of his favorite activities! We will learn how to observe nature and record what is happening outside. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Do You Snow Aldo? (Tuesday AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Do You Snow Aldo? (Tuesday AM)

January 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

It is Aldo’s birthday! Are you ready to party? We will have fun with snow, food, and games that are fun, filling and hearty. Continue reading

Home School: 2017 Spring Semester Package (Ages 5-8)

Home School: 2017 Spring Semester Package (Ages 5-8)

January 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let us add an environmental education component to your home school curriculum with our 2017 Spring Semester Package option! The package includes all 21 sessions from January 3rd, 2017 through May 23rd, 2017. Continue reading

Home School: 2017 Spring Semester Package (Ages 9-14)

Home School: 2017 Spring Semester Package (Ages 9-14)

January 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let us add an environmental education component to your home school curriculum with our 2017 Spring Semester Package option! The package includes all 21 sessions from January 3rd, 2017 through May 23rd, 2017. Continue reading

Home School (Age 5-8): Happy Birthday, Aldo!

Home School (Age 5-8): Happy Birthday, Aldo!

January 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Aldo learned from his grandfather how important habitat was to the birds that followed the Mississippi River near his childhood home. The cold months after the New Year are an especially harsh time for birds and other wildlife. Continue reading

Home School (Age 9-14): Happy Birthday, Aldo!

Home School (Age 9-14): Happy Birthday, Aldo!

January 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Aldo learned from his grandfather how important habitat was to the birds that followed the Mississippi River near his childhood home. The cold months after the New Year are an especially harsh time for birds and other wildlife. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Do You Snow Aldo? (Tuesday PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Do You Snow Aldo? (Tuesday PM)

January 3 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

It is Aldo’s birthday! Are you ready to party? We will have fun with snow, food, and games that are fun, filling and hearty. Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Do You Snow Aldo? (Wednesday)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Do You Snow Aldo? (Wednesday)

January 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

It is Aldo’s birthday! Are you ready to party? We will have fun with snow, food, and games that are fun, filling and hearty. Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Do You Snow Aldo? (Friday)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Do You Snow Aldo? (Friday)

January 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

It is Aldo’s birthday! Are you ready to party? We will have fun with snow, food, and games that are fun, filling and hearty. Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Howl About That (Tuesday AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Howl About That (Tuesday AM)

January 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Tim-ber! Wolf that is. Join the pack as we learn about these wild canines. It will be a howling good time. Raise your head and let it out! Hoowwl… Continue reading

Home School (Age 9-14): Winter Survival

Home School (Age 9-14): Winter Survival

January 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Any of us could find ourselves in a situation where we need to use winter survival skills. Not only must we respect natural forces but also learn what nature provides to help us survive. Learn how to dress, pack a survival kit and work cooperatively when faced with a survival situation. Continue reading

Home School (Age 5-8): Winter Survival

Home School (Age 5-8): Winter Survival

January 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Any of us could find ourselves in a situation where we need to use winter survival skills. Not only must we respect natural forces but also learn what nature provides to help us survive. Learn how to dress, pack a survival kit and work cooperatively when faced with a survival situation. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Howl About That (Tuesday PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Howl About That (Tuesday PM)

January 10 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Tim-ber! Wolf that is. Join the pack as we learn about these wild canines. It will be a howling good time. Raise your head and let it out! Hoowwl… Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Howl About That (Wednesday)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Howl About That (Wednesday)

January 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Tim-ber! Wolf that is. Join the pack as we learn about these wild canines. It will be a howling good time. Raise your head and let it out! Hoowwl… Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Howl About That (Friday)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Howl About That (Friday)

January 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Tim-ber! Wolf that is. Join the pack as we learn about these wild canines. It will be a howling good time. Raise your head and let it out! Hoowwl… Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Vacation Day Add-On: Extended Day

Vacation Day Add-On: Extended Day

January 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off or pick up at any point within these time periods. Continue reading

Vacation Day: Out of this World

Vacation Day: Out of this World

January 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

It’s time for some out of this world exploration! Space has fascinated scientists and humans for many years. Do aliens exist? Is Pluto a planet? What does it mean that ice was found on Mars? Continue reading

Girl Scout Program: Snowshoeing (All ages)

Girl Scout Program: Snowshoeing (All ages)

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It’s snowing! Winter is full of so many opportunities to play in the snow, from snow angels to snowmen and snow forts; winter provides us with great activities outside! Join us for an activity that allows us to experience all of winter’s beauty: snowshoeing. Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Warm & Wooly (Tuesday AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Warm & Wooly (Tuesday AM)

January 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

The animals in The Mitten by Jan Brett find a warm, silly place to sleep for winter. What will you do outside to avoid being cold? Get wrapped up in games and songs that will leave you toasty warm, too. Continue reading

Home School (Age 5-8): Snow Science

Home School (Age 5-8): Snow Science

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bundle up and come out to learn all about the science of snow. Go snowshoeing, create snow sculptures, make snow paintings and learn how to make a snowflake to bring home. We’ll also explore how and why it snows as we try to predict the next snowfall. Continue reading

Home School (Age 9-14): Snow Science

Home School (Age 9-14): Snow Science

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bundle up and come out to learn all about the science of snow. Go snowshoeing, create snow sculptures, make snow paintings and learn how to make a snowflake to bring home. We’ll also explore how and why it snows as we try to predict the next snowfall. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Warm & Wooly (Tuesday PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Warm & Wooly (Tuesday PM)

January 17 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

The animals in The Mitten by Jan Brett find a warm, silly place to sleep for winter. What will you do outside to avoid being cold? Get wrapped up in games and songs that will leave you toasty warm, too. Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Warm & Wooly (Wednesday)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Warm & Wooly (Wednesday)

January 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

The animals in The Mitten by Jan Brett find a warm, silly place to sleep for winter. What will you do outside to avoid being cold? Get wrapped up in games and songs that will leave you toasty warm, too. Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Vacation Day Add-On: Extended Day

Vacation Day Add-On: Extended Day

January 20 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

This extended day session runs before programming from 8:30-9am and after programming from 4:00-5:30pm. You can drop off or pick up at any point within these time periods. Continue reading

Vacation Day: Cabin Fever

Vacation Day: Cabin Fever

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shake off some of that cabin fever by heading to Aldo Leopold Nature Center! There are many fun games to play in the cold and snow and we will stay cozy and warm while doing so! Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Warm & Wooly (Friday)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Warm & Wooly (Friday)

January 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

The animals in The Mitten by Jan Brett find a warm, silly place to sleep for winter. What will you do outside to avoid being cold? Get wrapped up in games and songs that will leave you toasty warm, too. Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Girl Scout Program: Snow Art (All ages)

Girl Scout Program: Snow Art (All ages)

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

There are so many colors and images that nature provides. We will use our natural world to make some beautiful paintings and even paint with ice! Learn how to paint an outdoor landscape, try painting without a brush and even work together to paint a mural! Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Off the Beaten Track (Tuesday AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Off the Beaten Track (Tuesday AM)

January 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Learn about animal tracks while playing games and singing songs. Discover ways to beat the winter blues and make your own tracks! Continue reading

Home School (Age 5-8): Ice World

Home School (Age 5-8): Ice World

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our planet is covered by more water than anything else. What happens to that water when the temperatures drop? It freezes! We will learn all about the properties of ice and the different ways ice is found in nature. Continue reading

Home School (Age 9-14): Ice World

Home School (Age 9-14): Ice World

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our planet is covered by more water than anything else. What happens to that water when the temperatures drop? It freezes! We will learn all about the properties of ice and the different ways ice is found in nature. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Off the Beaten Track (Tuesday PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Off the Beaten Track (Tuesday PM)

January 24 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about animal tracks while playing games and singing songs. Discover ways to beat the winter blues and make your own tracks! Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Off the Beaten Track (Wednesday)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Off the Beaten Track (Wednesday)

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Learn about animal tracks while playing games and singing songs. Discover ways to beat the winter blues and make your own tracks! Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Off the Beaten Track (Friday)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Off the Beaten Track (Friday)

January 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Learn about animal tracks while playing games and singing songs. Discover ways to beat the winter blues and make your own tracks! Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

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January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January in the Exhibits: Corals & Seas

January 2 @ 9:00 am - January 31 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with a trip to the tropics! This month, plunge into Earth’s beautiful blue waters to learn about the nature of our oceans. Discover important underwater ecosystems and the mysterious organisms that live beneath the surface of the sea. … Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Get Your Frost On (Tuesday AM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Get Your Frost On (Tuesday AM)

January 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

“I see” fun times are on their way. Come experience the science-side of winter under the full snow moon. There is snow time like the present to get outside and play around! Continue reading

Home School (Age 9-14): Wisconsin’s Natural History

Home School (Age 9-14): Wisconsin’s Natural History

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wisconsin is home to many outdoor enthusiasts who loved spending time outdoors and wanted to protect nature. We will learn about some of Wisconsin’s famous conservationists, from Aldo Leopold to John Muir and Gaylord Nelson. Continue reading

Home School (Age 5-8): Wisconsin’s Natural History

Home School (Age 5-8): Wisconsin’s Natural History

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wisconsin is home to many outdoor enthusiasts who loved spending time outdoors and wanted to protect nature. We will learn about some of Wisconsin’s famous conservationists, from Aldo Leopold to John Muir and Gaylord Nelson. Continue reading

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Get Your Frost On (Tuesday PM)

Wonder Bugs Preschool Program: Get Your Frost On (Tuesday PM)

January 31 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

“I see” fun times are on their way. Come experience the science-side of winter under the full snow moon. There is snow time like the present to get outside and play around! Continue reading

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