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Spring Floral Show

March 22 @ 10:00 am - April 21 @ 5:00 pm

From March 22 to April 24, guests can step inside the Conservatory and experience a botanical wonderland of tropical plants, spring plants, and, of course, lilies!  A community tradition, this show is a wonderful way to greet spring!

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Enchanted PlayHouse

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

You’re invited to a day of enchantment! Channel your inner wizard with wand making! Then build a castle, pose at our fantasy photo booth, create a crown, join in on a magical storytelling time, and make unicorn or dragon slime. Wear a fantasy costume and receive $1 off museum admission! Please no masks or plastic, metal, or wooden weapons.

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Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown

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July 19 @ 4:00 pm - July 20 @ 11:00 pm

This Kansas City BBQ sanctioned event features over 35 of the best teams in the United States. Want a VIP experience? Friday evening sample BBQ from four award winning teams and learn tips and tricks from the pros! In 2019, we will have two VIP Tasting times available Friday night at 4:30pm and 7pm. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets  and choose the Meats ‘N Music option!. Think you have the skills to grill with the big dogs? Enter the Backyard…

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