Thursday, August 3

Adventures in the Zoo: Native American Games
11am-1pm; Free!

Native American children of all tribes played games to help develop adult survival skills such as hunting, swimming, cooking, balance, stealth, and hand-eye coordination. Of course, the games were also very entertaining! Join the staff of Elgin Public Museum for some historic fun in the sun during this free program in Lords Park. Sponsored by the Friends of Lords Park Zoo. No registration or ticket required.


Friday, August 4

PAWS on the Porch: What is a Cow?
11- 12:30 PM; Free!

Join EPM staff at the Lords Park Zoo for the Preschool Awareness World Series. Meet near the farm house porch for miniature nature lessons geared toward ages 3-6. The topic this time is cool cows! Come on down to hear stories, sing songs, make crafts and for other hands-on activities. Sponsored by Friends of Lords Park Zoo. No registration required.


Saturday, August 6

JG’s Reptile Road Show
12-1pm; Free!

Join us at Lords Park Zoo for an exciting, educational and hands-on experience with reptiles found all over the world. You will get to learn about, see and handle creatures like the bearded dragon, Burmese python, African bullfrog, black throat monitor, Sulcata tortoise and more! Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with these incredible animals that most people fear and misunderstand.

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Wednesday, August 9

Adventures in the Zoo: Owls
11am-1pm; Free!

Learn about the natural history and unique adaptations of these birds of prey. Discover the specialized eyes, ears, talons and feathers of these perfect predators. See owl specimens up close, sift through the skeletal remains of an owl pellet, and watch demonstrations. Sponsored by the Friends of Lords Park Zoo. No registration or ticket required.