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9:15-10:15am Wed. May. 8

Tiny Scientists - Plant Lab

Bring your curious little explorers to discover the world around them! You and your child will share in learning about plants, the Earth, and what it means to be a scientist. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities…

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $60 for 5 weeks; $15 for drop-in

Age: 2-6 years

9:30-11am Wed. May. 8

Weekly Bird Banding

Beaver Creek Reserve Bird Banders have been banding birds for 20+ years. Visit with the Bird Banders during their weekly banding sessions. Watch and learn how and why they band birds. Learn about bird identification, how birds are caught and…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

10:30-11am Wed. May. 8

Super Small Science: Elephant Toothpaste

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is elephant toothpaste.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool

11-11:30am Wed. May. 8

Get Up & Go: Scooter Races

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard. This week's activity is scooter races.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Wed. May. 8

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-2:30pm Wed. May. 8

Ole Plays Nursemaid - Lunch Theater

Lena is having an unexpected hospital stay, so her cousin Mildred volunteers to take care of the house while she's away. Lena is looking forward to 2 weeks free from taking care of Ole, while Ole realizes he will be a "bachelor" while Lena is…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $34 adults, $33 seniors, $27 youth

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Wed. May. 8

Naked Flowers: Poetry Revealed

See inside X-Rayed Flowers; read a Poem Flower; enjoy abstracted and Americana flowers along with other floral inspired sights during their spring show.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Wed. May. 8

Fitness Fusion

Jump-start your fitness with a full body, calorie burning workout. This class will help to achieve a healthier you through various exercises.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place

Cost: $25

Age: Adult (16+)

6-8:30pm Wed. May. 8

Family to Family Education Program

A 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. An evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of…

Location details in Eau Claire provided with approved registration.

Cost: FREE; Call to register

Age: Adults