Nation Geographic’s “Pandas: The Journey Home” opens in 3D at the Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience on April 16. Filmmakers were given unprecedented access to the Wolong Panda Center in China to bring to light the extraordinary efforts of the Chinese to secure the panda’s future in the wild. Meet the center’s pandas as they get ready for their new lives all over the world, and learn about their fascinating habits and hilarious hijinks.
This action-packed exhibit created by the Minnesota Children's Museum will give your mind AND body a workout. Just in time for the 2016 Olympics, train like an action star and use the adventure scenes to get moving! Some features you'll experience: Balance: Surf/Snow • Choose one of the four balance boards and see how long you can stay on for the ride. Can you make it down a snow slope, through the air, into the ocean and onto shore without losing your balance? Which board was the easiest/most difficult to maintain your balance? Strength: Climbing Canyon • Use your hands and feet to make your way across a horizontal climbing wall. Choose from four paths: Toddler Trail, Rugged Ridge and Extreme Expanse to find the hidden treasure. Coordination: Kung Fu Forest • Try the three animal stances: rooster, snake, tiger in the bamboo forest. Once you have learned all three, combine them into a flow of action. Endurance: Flycycle Sky • Ride a bicycle with wings and see how far you can go in two minutes. Can you light up all the stars in the sky? Action Star Training • Yoga Station: Balance on one foot in the tree pose. Try and stretch into cat, cow, bridge and dog pose. Strength Center • Lift, hold and pull your own weight at the monkey bars. Build your leg strength while you push your feet into the leg press. Develop upper-body strength with the rower. Test how many chin-ups you are able to do at the chin-up bar. Dance Club • Choose dance moves and music, follow the dancer on the screen or go freestyle. Put your finger in the pulse monitor. Will dancing increase your heart rate?
Connecting the Drops is an art and education exhibit about water conservation featuring rain barrels adorned by talented local artists. We install the barrels in Vermont towns in the summer and give people the chance to win the works of art to collect roof runoff at homes around the state. The fourth year of the Connecting the Drops Rain Barrel Exhibit is right around the corner! Funded by the Chittenden County Stream Team, the rain barrels will be exhibited at the Milton Farmer’s Market adjacent to the Hannaford Plaza in Milton, VT from June 9th to July 7th. Five lucky Chittenden County residents will get to take home a uniquely painted rain barrel. Check out the exhibit and sign up to win!
Each summer day at ECHO brings new possibilities. Guests might create gargantuan bubbles. They might leave (voluntarily) covered in slime. They might be tasked with using their STEM know-how to save turtles in Lake Champlain, or to levitate magnets in order to help sailboats reach their destinations. No matter what is going on it will be fun, it will be exciting, and it will be a different experience each time you visit.
Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! Kids - ages 11 to 18 - are the stars, featured in aerial acts, high-wire, rolla-bolla, clowning, juggling and so much more! This is the circus featured on the Disney Channel, the circus that The New York Times called "exuberant" and "joyful." Soar into another summer of Circus Smirkus! There will be flights of fanciful fun,feathered with excitement, flapping in silliness, with an atmosphere of whimsy as Circus Smirkus proudly presents the 2016 Big Top Tour: Up, HUP, and Away: The Invention of Flight!