Ever wonder how an ant sees the world? Wonder no more. America’s Kids & Education Expo, presented by King Taco, at the L.A. County Fair open a world of discovery for children and adults with “Wild Things” Backyard Fun. Learn how to discover many-legged creatures in your own backyard. See live animal shows, the world’s largest ant farm and an array of unique, robotic insects. The Imagination Station lets youngsters turn virtually anything into a ladybug, monster or flower.
Animals commonly found in our own backyards, including squirrels, raccoons, owls, ladybugs and worms, will be featured in the fascinating Backyard Buddies exhibit and show. Learn to find the prints left behind and figure out which “wild thing” left them.
Children and science come together in the Science Discovery Lab where science and imagination merge into one fun exhibit. Participate in hands-on experiments and workshops in this fun and educational science lab. Have fun experimenting with the different tools of science as you count the rings on a tree stump, match up the different parts of an insect, and feel the differences between tree bark and flower petals. Have you ever wondered what the study of trees or the study of grasses is called? You can learn this and more in the “Guess the -ology” activity station.
Stop at the Imagination Station-Create and try out some arts and crafts of your own. Turn virtually anything into something else – a rock will become a ladybug, a piece of paper will become a boat, a simple squiggle will become a monster and a napkin will become a flower. Move on to Imagination Station-Pretend where you will be able to color and read, build giant insect puzzles, play dress up, build Lego creations, explore the mini-kitchen and simply let your imagination soar. America’s Kids isn’t just fun and interactive; it provides a valuable educational experience full of “wild” backyard fun. The L.A. County Fair runs Sept. 5 – 28, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred racing is September 5 – 22, closed Tuesdays. For more information, visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com