Family Fun Programs

The Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek will be closed on the 3rd and 4th of July this year, but the trails are always open, so make a patriot pilgrimage in search of red, white and blue birds.

Family programs are held at the Collins Learning Center throughout the week at 10 am. They are free and open to all ages.

On July 6, enjoy Crossroads’ Great Lakes Exhibit and learn about the habitats required of fish under the waves. Free for all ages. Meet in the Entry Level of the Collins Learning Center.

On July 7, families are invited to select a Door County animal from the Wildlife Exhibit in the Collins Learning Center and then join the summer educator on a nature hike to search for the animal’s habitat.

On July 8, during the “Leave No Stone Unturned” program, go in search of a fossil of a sea creature.

Programs are also held at Heritage Village at Big Creek. On July 7 at 1:30 pm, learn about life in a rural village at the turn of the last century. Meet at the General Store. On July 8 at 1:30 pm, gather with school children, ages 4 – 18, in a one-room school to learn reading script and ciphering. Meet at the Vignes School.

On July 7 at 7 pm, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will meet. President Dave Udell will lead a discussion on the program “Light, the Supreme Informant” and Gary Henkelmann will present “Breaking News in Astronomy.” Visitors are always welcome and refreshments will be served. The meetings are held at the Astronomy Building, 2020 Utah Street (use the Utah Street entrance and travel Stargazer Trail to the Stonecipher Center).

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay, is open daily (except July 3 & 4) from 1:30 – 3:30 pm and during scheduled programs.