VW (1000 X 350 Px) (1)

February 5 & 6, 2022

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Event is included in admission to the museum

Celebrate the wonders of winter at the EcoTarium! Find fun and beauty in these short winter days through snowflake investigation; learn what native animals do when the ground freezes; discover what to look for in the night sky; enjoy icy art experiences, and more. You can even try your hand at building a cold-weather shelter of your own! Get your family out n’ about, moving, creating, and learning!


11:00 am

Over the Snow: Winter Tracks Find out how to tell who's been trotting, hopping, and strutting around your neck of the woods. Then create your own tracking story using rubber footprints and your imagination!

12:00  pm

Fox Chat:  Join a zookeeper for a close look at what our resident fox is up to this time of year.

1:00   pm

Wild Walk: Gather as a group, grab a scavenger hunt and a magnifying glass and take a short walk outside the museum to look for telltale signs of winter plant and animal life. You never know what you'll find!

3:00   pm

Winter Constellations:  February is a great time to look at the stars! Discover how to locate some easy-to-spot winter constellations, then invent your own star myth and constellation and see how it looks all lit up.


  • Build a cold-weather shelter with Imagination Playground
  • Discover how you can catch ice cubes with just a piece of string and a sprinkle of salt
  • Find out how animals stay warm, from fur to blubber
  • Search for winter birds in Nature Explore
  • Create snowflakes three different ways!