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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

Troublesome Tornadoes February 28, 2015 Dragonfly Theatre

Make your own mini tornado in a jar while learning what causes these vagrant vortexes. The fun starts at 12:30 p.m. in Dragonfly Theatre.…

Echolocation March 8, 2015


Ask a Naturalist: What's your favorite animal to work with at the Museum? February 23, 2015

Maybe you can't ask a mother to choose her favorite child, but you can ask a naturalist to choose a favorite animal! Although we don't play favorites when it comes to caring for the animals that li…

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