Kids Activity Garden
In the Kids' Activity area, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will demonstrate how worm composting can make ‘black gold’ from kitchen scraps. Master Gardeners will also man the Insect Petting Zoo. You’ll have the chance to meet Rosie the tarantula, Millie the millipede and other creatures up close and personal from Noon-3 pm weekdays and Noon-5 pm weekends. New this year will be edible insects for your tasting pleasure and Madagascar Hissing Cockroach races.
Join the Make-A-Wish Foundation Illinois to craft your own beautiful and unique flowers from tissue paper, coffee filters and felt.
Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with Home Depot. Join us any day of the show to pot your own plant that you can take home and watch grow! Kids’ Potting Parties have limited space available, but are FREE to all participants!
Home Depot associates help kids create special baskets to take home. Just like with the Kids' Potting Parties, this is FREE to all participants!
This interactive class teaches children of all ages how to appreciate, care for and arrange flowers. The class encompasses biology and artistry. For some students this will be their first hands-on floral experience. At the end of the class students will know how to care for flowers, make flower food, and create their own flower bouquet to take home.
A special appearance by the Radio Disney Road Crew featuring music and games!