Secrets of our Museum

There is more in our Museum than exhibits! Behind the scenes, the Museum is home to collections of thousands of natural objects and specimens. From mammals to meteorites, discover how museum specimens are collected and preserved as well as the important role they play in helping us understand the world around us. Join us for… Read More >

It’s Our Water

Water, amazing water. It quenches our thirst, cools our bodies, cleans our clothes, grows our food and so much more. It is 97% of us and is made from a combination of two different atoms: oxygen and hydrogen. Spend the week experimenting and exploring the wonders of water and why it is so important to have access to clean water! Create your own hydroponic system, calculate… Read More >

Wildlife Illustrators

Explore nature and learn how to draw from real-life observations. Each day we will search Prairie Ridge’s ponds, streams and prairie for plants and wildlife to inspire your creativity. Local artist and educator, Courtney Cappa, will show you how to illustrate scientific drawings of plants and animals using contemporary watercolor techniques. You will even learn… Read More >