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Scales and Tails Meet and Greet

Event information

Date: Friday, July 22, 2022

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Whalon Lake


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Event details

Stop by Whalon Lake during Fun & Food Trucks to meet Hidden Oaks Nature Center’s education animals. Discover how turtles can come in all different shapes and sizes. Did you know if you scratch a turtle in the right place it will dance? Meet a snake who just wants to be your friend as she shows off her own slithering moves. Then keep the festivities going by taking part in the Fun & Food Trucks event. There will be something for everyone, including music, outdoor lawn games, giveaways and a bounce house.

Event requirements

No registration required. 

The event is hosted along paved pathways and natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.