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Monarch of the Skies

Monarch butterflies are more than lovely wings in the wind, they seem to carry our hopes and dreams and perhaps even our love of nature in their determined annual relay across the continent. Join Corinne to learn more about their life cycle, their journey, their needs, and factors that threaten their numbers; and ways that you help monarchs […]

Life in the Prairie

Bernheim’s Big Prairie is more than an unmowed field, it is a rich biological community and a haven for wildlife. Join Corinne for an investigation of some of the plants and animals that are a part of this diverse ecosystem. The first Wednesday of each month March through December, Bernheim offers a variety of hikes, actives and […]

Our Green Heritage

Wednesday, July 2 Plants are a living legacy to the way we treat the land, and the values we hold. They reflect the histories of people, travels, and travails. They reveal the changing landscape of our own lives. Plants are steeped in tradition, uses, and stories worth learning and passing on. The first Wednesday of […]

Pollywog Play Parties: Behaving like Bugs and Bees

Float like a butterfly, buzz like a bee – this pollywog bunch is a sight to see!  Early learners will explore the amazing life of insects and their relatives by meeting live critters, going on an insect safari, dressing like a bug, and much more. ECO Kids Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside […]

Pollywog Play Parties: Sun, Shade and Shadows

Bring your shadow to dance in the sun and hide in the shade! Early learners will experiment with light properties by playing shadow tag, making sun catchers, bringing shadow puppets to life, and much more. ECO Kids Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside play to encourage infants and children though the age of […]

Pollywog Play Parties: Life in the Pond

For pollywogs, there is no place like home in the pond! Early learners will investigate aquatic living by meeting real pollywogs and their pond friends, splashing in the water, pretend fishing, and much more. ECO Kids Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside play to encourage infants and children though the age of 5 […]

ECO Kids Discovery Day: BugFest Celebration

As part of today’s ECO Kids experience, we encourage kids and their families to participate in as many BugFest activities as possible. Don’t leave Bernheim without dancing the Buggy Boogy, trying a chocolate-covered cricket, and making a new six-legged or eight-legged friend! On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 […]

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Damsels and Dragons

Observe and identify real life damsels and dragons – damselflies and dragonflies, that is – through today’s On Your Own Challenge. Kids and their families will have fun searching for these amazing insects and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations during the afternoon. On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 […]