14 Saturday / March 14, 2020

Beck’s Mill Day Trip

08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

Explore some of the hidden gems of southern Indiana! With a trip to the historic Beck’s Mill Gristmill and a visit to the Steven’s Museum, this day trip to Salem highlights the only extant mill in the state that used grindstone milling and the community history of Washington County.
Some walking will be involved in the trip. For parking convenience, the group will meet at the former Kmart parking lot.
$55 for day trip tickets
Ticket price includes round-trip transportation, admission fees, and lunch. Follow the link below to book your ticket today!

Beck’s Mill Day Trip

Ticket sales end on March 13. Call 812-332-2517 with any questions or to purchase over the phone.

Education / Entertainment

14 Saturday / March 14, 2020

Indiana Maple Syrup Weekend at the Farmstead

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Hinkle-Garton Farmstead

Visitors to the site can tour the sugaring operations and learn about the process. Depending on the weather throughout the syrup season and the continued availability of good sap, the evaporator may still be operating. Visitors will also be able to purchase bottled maple syrup, maple candies, maple cream, do-it-yourself maple tree tapping kits and books related to maple syrup, and sample refreshments made with maple syrup. Jellies made onsite by volunteers will also be available to sample and purchase. Indiana Maple Syrup Weekend is sponsored by the Indiana Maple Syrup Association with participating sugar makers around the state opening their operations to the public for one or both days. The farmstead is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc. Details about statewide sugar camp activities can be found at www.IndianaMapleSyrup.org or on the “Indiana Maple Syrup Weekend” Facebook page.

Benefits / Eat and Drink / Education / Outdoors

14 Saturday / March 14, 2020

Animal Hour

01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
WonderLab Museum

New and beginning in March 2020: Animal Hour. This recurring weekly program encourages visitors to meet the WonderLab Animal Ambassadors in live, facilitated interactions. Who might you meet this week? Come and see! Maybe a bearded dragon or Mooch, the blue tongued skink. Possibly you’ll have a chance to pet a Madagascar hissing cockroach or corn snake. Visitors will be able to get up close and ask questions. Weekly topics will rotate and might include: the biology, behavior and natural homes of each Ambassadors; how WonderLab cares for each animal as well as their unique background stories.

Animals / Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

14 Saturday / March 14, 2020

Pi Day

01:59 pm to 04:00 pm
WonderLab Museum

Celebrate Pi Day (March 14) at WonderLab for a SWEET afternoon of circles and math! Learn about the mathematical constant pi (3.14159 etc.) while you also enjoy candy chemistry, cookie fractions, a circle scavenger hunt, and more!

Children / Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment

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