2012-07-06 / General

WonderLab Plans July 7th Barnyard Science Festival

Discover the science of simple farm machines and have close encounters with live farm animals at Barnyard Science on Saturday, July 7, at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington.

Special farm technology activities will include lifting bales of straw with pulleys and comparing historical hand-cranked farm and kitchen implements with modern versions of this equipment. Live barnyard animals include chickens, rabbits, a horse, a dairy calf, and more. Other activities include roping a “cow” to learn about the role of horses on ranches and discovering the incredible diversity of the poultry breeds while making a baby chick as a craft.

Barnyard Science is especially recommended for preschool and elementary-age children. Special activities, which are included with museum admission, will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. WonderLab gratefully acknowledges the following program partners: 4-H Harey Hopper Rabbit Club, 4-H Poultry Club, Monroe County History Center, and People & Animal Learning Services (PALS).

WonderLab is an award-winning science museum and family destination located at 308 West Fourth Street on the B-Line Trail in the heart of the downtown Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD). The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. WonderLab is open extended evening hours until 8:30, with an admission discount, the first Friday of the month. General admission is $7. Children under the age of one are free. For more information, call 812-337-1337 ext. 25 or go online to wonderlab.org or WonderLab’s Facebook page.

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