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 live 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.