Fun characters coming to Family Nature Nights in February and March

A crazy cast of characters will visit the Dickinson County Nature Center for Family Nature Nights in February and March.

Flik, Hopper, Atta, Dot and their friends will be on hand 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, as “A Bug’s Life” is shown inside Pollinator Paradise.

“It’s a good place to sprawl out and enjoy a movie,” said naturalist Ashley Hansen.

Hansen and environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman will give a short program about insect diversity and insect parts prior to the movie, and then everyone will settle in for the 95-minute show.

Wear your pajamas, bring your own pillows and blankets and pack some snacks and drinks to enjoy the presentation. The nature center will also provide popcorn and bug juice punch.

The St. Patrick’s Day-themed Family Nature Night 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, will feature a special visit from a magical leprechaun.

“We’ve never had a leprechaun visit the nature center before,” Hansen said.

Photo of kids playing with slime

The leprechaun will demonstrate some magical experiments, and then program participants will get to try out the experiments on their own to see if they also have some magical talents.

“I think it will be fun to show kids magic using science,” Kuhlman said. “Participants of all ages are sure to enjoy the evening.”

Family Nature Night is a free monthly program at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji and is appropriate for families of all ages. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 712-336-6352.

To see each month’s Family Nature Night theme or to learn about other programs at the nature center, visit our programs page. You can also keep up on the latest happenings on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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