Saturday, April 20
Homeschoolers’ Feature: What’s in a Name Safari: Learning Animal Names in Different Languages, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Woodlands Nature Station. A guided tour includes lessons on how to say animals’ names in different languages and stories about how they got some of their English names.
Baby Birds Kids’ Craft, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Woodlands Nature Station. Spend some time designing your own bird nest and baby birds to take home with you.
Hunting and Trapping, 1-3 p.m., The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm. Learn about the different methods for getting wild game in the 1850s. See how each was used and the tremendous amount of wilderness and wildlife knowledge needed to be a successful hunter/trapper.
The Tortoise and the Hare, 1:30-2 p.m., Woodlands Nature Station. Hear a reading of Aesop’s Fable then watch the resident rabbit and box turtle race to settle the matter.
“Eggs”periments and games, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Woodlands Nature Station. Play around with eggs and fun science experiments.
Homeschoolers’ Feature: The Habits of Rabbits, 2-3:30 p.m., Woodlands Nature Station. Discover the hidden world of the Easter Bunny, better known in our area as the cottontail rabbit. As a special treat, there will be a tame, domestic rabbit on hand to meet and pet.
Sunday, April 21
Easter Day at Homeplace, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm. Easter events like dyeing Easter eggs and story time in the parlor highlight the holiday.
Sunday Funday: Animal Easter Baskets, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Woodlands Nature Station. Watch as resident animals celebrate Easter in style as they get their very own Easter baskets filled with treats.
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The Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day and the Elk and Bison Prairie is open every day, with best viewing times two hours after morning twilight and two hours before sunset.