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Homeschool Happenings, December 2019


Tuesday, December 17, 2019
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant
41402 N. 87th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85383

(602) 372-7470

Dino Detectives and Venomous Creatures- hands on - pre registration required. This is an indoor and outdoor activity with digging in the dirt. Suggested ages 8 and up.

Homeschool Happenings is a recurring program series. The Desert Outdoor Center is a fun, hands-on, inquiry based learning center that can enhance your family’s education by encouraging a curiosity about nature, working with scientific concepts, and inspiring an appreciation for the Sonoran desert.

Join us on December 17th for two programs, Dinosaur Detectives and Venomous Creatures.  First we head outside to learn how fossils are made and dig to find replica Dino fossils!   Next we head inside to learn about the Venomous Creatures of the Sonoran desert and walk through the animal exhibit hall to see real Venomous creatures!  Each program is 45 minutes with a 10 minute break in between.  Suggested ages 8 and up.

Limited space is available and pre-registration is requiredTo sign up, call us at 602-372-7470, or leave a message at 602-372-7470 Extension 206. All programs will meet at the Desert Outdoor Center, require pre-registration, and a gate code for entry.  Cost is $10 per person (children and adults). Check in begins at 1:30pm and programs start at 1:45pm.

Please note to wear shoes you can hike, bring a snack and a water bottle.  All visitors must exit the park after programs, the park closes at 3:30 pm.

*Groups larger than 15 people may call to inquire about additional dates and program options.  Additional fees may apply.

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