Hitch up the wagons and head out to Prairie Day at Shaw Nature Reserve for this fun-filled family event.
You'll see prairie heritage portrayed through activities and demonstrations, showcasing the Reserve's 250-acre recreated tall grass prairie. Then, hike with a naturalist to learn about prairie life, check out a teepee, play pioneer games, listen to a live band and watch weavers, spinners and other craft demonstrations.
Exhibits include native prairie mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. There will also be a concession stand with bison burgers, baked goods and kettle corn. Admission is $3 for adult members (member children are free), $6 for adult non-members and $2 for non-member children age 15 and younger.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit.
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