Iowa State Fair Animal Learning Center Brings New Exhibits and Fair Favorites
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Des Moines, IA
Celebrating six years at the Iowa State Fair, the Paul R.KnappAnimalLearningCentercontinues to educate and delight Fairgoers of all ages. “Nothing Compares” to this hub of agricultural activity that will feature young farm animals and fresh educational programming August 9-19.
Learn about fish farming in Iowa at the new aquaculture exhibit, which features two 500 gallon tanks with viewing windows to see tilapia at different stages of development.
The state-of-the-art agricultural education exhibit also features live births of various species including cattle, swine, goats and sheep, allowing young and old alike to learn about the animal birthing process. Fairgoers can also catch a glimpse of chicks, ducks and polts (baby turkeys).
Animal lovers won’t want to miss kid-friendly educational stage presentations on various agricultural topics, including honey bees, farm animal safety and butterflies. Other favorites include such contests as Milk Chug-A-Lug, Puzzling Puzzles and Minute to Win It - Farm Edition.
Also taking the stage, the TAF Magic Show will enchant kids of all ages. This magical extravaganza educates kids about agriculture through storytelling, juggling and music. Shows are daily at 10 a.m., noon, 2 & 4 p.m.
Fairgoers can learn about life on the farm by checking outThe Way We Live Awarddisplay and award ceremonies. The award honors sixIowafarm families for their love of the land and the product they produce.
Visit iowastatefair.org for a complete schedule of events at the Animal Learning Center.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.