Iowa State Fair Animal Learning Center Features Ag Entertainment for All Ages
Monday, August 2, 2010 Des Moines, IA
Just three years after its State Fair debut, the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center has claimed its place on the list of must-see Fairtime attractions. With a barn-full of baby animals and a fresh line-up of kid-friendly educational programming, the hub of ag activity is certain to offer “Non Stop Fun” for Fairgoers of all ages during the 2010 Iowa State Fair, August 12-22.
The state-of-the-art agricultural education exhibit features live births of various species including cows, sows, nanny goats and ewes, allowing young and old alike to learn about the animal birthing process. Fairgoers can catch a glimpse of hatching chicks, ducks, ostriches and turkeys or stop by to see the new dairy calves.
Take a seat at the Christensen Farms Stage for one of four daily showings of the Ag Magic Show, a magical extravaganza educating kids through story telling, juggling and music (daily at 10 a.m., Noon, 2 and 4 p.m.). Stop by one of The Way We Live award presentations (August 13, 14, 18, 19 & 21 at 10:30 a.m.; August 16 at 9 a.m.) and learn about life on an Iowa farm. Participate in one of the creative contests for kids including, oinking, gobbling, mooing, wool packing and milk chugging contests. Fairgoers can also enjoy a variety of programming throughout the day. Visit iowastatefair.org for more details.
About the Iowa State Fair
The Iowa State Fair is set for “Non Stop Fun” August 12-22, 2010. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.