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Walk among free-flying butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion, observe live animals in Creature Cavern, buzz by Insect Alley, hang out in Our Big Backyard or explore the Paw Paw Nature Trail in the 100-year-old forest. While focusing on ages 3 - 7, ever-changing, hands-on programming provides the opportunity for structured learning and informal play for kids of all ages. Plan your visit today.

Upcoming Events

Active Animals December 21, 2014 Dragonfly Theatre

December 20 & 21 Some animals do not hibernate or migrate in the winter. Instead they survive the cold months by staying active. Join a Naturalist to learn about a few of these animals and play a game of Active Animal Charades at 12:30 p.m. in Dra…

Nature Trading Project December 28, 2014
Petapalooza January 17, 2015


Ask a Naturalist: Why do some animals hibernate in the winter? December 08, 2014

Winter is approaching fast. Many animals have migrated or acquired a thicker coat to prepare for the cold, while others animals are getting ready to hibernate. What does hibernate mean? Hibernatin…

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