Change in Plans: No Stingrays, But Check Out The Science!

When we’re putting together a nine-day event visited by hundreds of thousands of people, sometimes things change in the planning stages, and that’s happened this year.

While we earlier planned to offer a livScreen Shot 2014-07-01 at 4.21.58 PMe stingray encounter, that exhibit is no longer in the plans and instead, we’re offering a more extensive hands-on experience for youths with the Kidz Science Safari at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

The new exhibit is a traveling children’s museum featuring 14 interactive science-based stations.

The exhibit teaches children about things like gravity, human biology, the solar system and physics, and actually fits nicely with some other events at this year’s fair that focus on education — a new Education Day and Glenda Ritz as the parade marshall.

The exhibit will  be at the Jayco Family Fun Center  inside the main gate off the parking lots, and it will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily during the fair, which runs July 18-26.


  1. Stingrays offer a scientific possibility for people of all ages. Sorry to see something I was so excited for change. I understand that there’s probably a good reason behind it though. I hope the stingrays can come another time.

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