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March 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
A Party this fun is hard to find and LUCKY to have...just like your little treasure! Like the Irish, the staff at Bellaboo's know how to throw a party. Adorned with green shamrocks, Bellaboo's is a fun and festive visit for all ages. Some activities include Green River Water Play, Treasure Slime-ence, Exploding Rainbows, and Sweet Shamrock Fizz.
March 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
Come one, come all! Dreams are big at the “Boo”. Circus play is a given and will be tops,however, "Tuesday Talent" is what really takes the popcorn! Your child’s fun is the star of the Cirque du Spring Break. Send in lovely clowns or hula hoppers, or aerialists…it’s Circus Time! Programs include Duck Matching Water Table, Ping Pong Toss, High Flyin’ Stories, and much more! *Professional circus entertainers on select days!
March 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
March 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
March 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
March 29, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
Ahoy matey! Will you be boardin’ Cap’n Bellaboo’s pirate ship this March? Word is there’s EGG TREASURE afoot waiting for wee pirate lads and lasses to find!
Join Bellaboo’s staff and guests for our 9th annual EGGS MARKS THE SPOT: Pirate Egg Hunt! This after hour’s interactive theatre experience (and egg hunt, of course!) is happening Thursday, March 29th 2018. The one of a kind event will be a whimsical evening of hearty adventures, swashbuckling songs and hidden treasure. Pirate costumes (for everyone) are definitely encouraged.
PRICES: Kids ages 1-9 is $10 for the first child, $7.50 for siblings. Those under 12 months are free. Anyone age 10 and older cost $5.
This event sells out early so get tickets while you can, reservations start January 19th 2018 and will be available at Bellaboo’s, over the phone by calling 219.963.2070, and at shop.mybellaboos.com
March 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
March 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
March 17, 2018, 9:30 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Bring the family to walk the trails with a park naturalist at Gibson Woods and learn about the oak savanna and its inhabitants. Join us each month to experience nature’s fascinating flora and fauna as the seasons change. Happening every third Saturday in March-November at 9:30 am. Program is free but registration is required, call 219-844-3188.
March 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Deep River County Park
It’s that time of year ahead where trees are ready to be tapped! Join us at Deep River County Park to learn what tree sap is, which trees produce sap that can be turned into syrup, and much more exciting facts about maple syrup. Stop by the sugar shack or by the voyagers where you can see the sap being boiled into the syrup we love with two different methods!
March 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Deep River County Park
March 20, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Frogs and toads make all sorts of unusual sounds. Learn the peeps, croaks, grumbles and groans of the Calumet Region’s amphibian crooners. Adults can join us for this free program Tuesdays, March 6, 13, and 20 from 9:30-11:00 AM. Register by calling 219-844-3188.
March 21, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Identifying birds on sight is a valuable birding skill, but can you also spot them by their song? Let’s learn together! Join us as we learn the songs and calls of birds commonly found throughout Lake County. This program will carry us through March happening on Wednesdays(March 7,14,21,28) and then in late April we’ll start hiking through Gibson Woods for our Weekly Migration Hikes where we can put our new identifying skills to work! This program is free but registration is required, call 219-844-3188.
March 22, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Feeling froggy? Come celebrate World Water Day at Gibson Woods! We’ll spend our time learning about one of our favorite aquatic friends... the frog! Learn about all the different croaks, and ribbits and what the difference is between a frog and a toad. Stick around as we’ll take a short walk around the park to see if any froggy friends are out to find.
March 24, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Calumet Astronomy Center
Search the sky with us at the Calumet Astronomy Center for the constellation Orion, The Hunter . During this time of the year Orion can be seen clearly in the night sky.
March 26, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Spring has sprung and nature is a great place to spend some time during spring break! Each day will focus on a different topic and campers will have a chance to explore the wonders of Gibson Woods. Campers will need to bring their own lunch; a light snack will be provided. Sign up for the whole week or just one day- whatever fits your schedule. Camp will be happening Monday March 26 – Thursday March 29 from 9 AM-3:30 PM. If these dates don’t work out for you, we will be having another camp Monday April 2- Friday April 6.
March 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
March 28, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
March 28, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
March 28, 2018, 7:15 PM @ Oak Ridge Prairie
Known for their spectacular flight and distinctive call, the American Woodcock is recognized as one of the earliest signs of spring! Join us at 7:15 PM at Oak Ridge Prairie and usher in spring with the American Woodcock. (Rain date is Wednesday, April 4th.)
March 29, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
March 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
We’ve got spring fever! Come out to Gibson Woods anytime between 10am and 2 pm on Friday, March 30 and celebrate the start of the new season, and learn about all the different animals that hatch from eggs . Kids can partake in egg-citing games, and make a fun craft to take home. This event is for all ages.
March 31, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Oak Ridge Prairie
Ever hear the phrase “Once in a Blue Moon”? Wonder where it comes from, or what a ‘blue moon’ even is? Discover this and more on an evening hike through Oak Ridge Prairie (For ages 5 and up)