Kids and Family Exhibits

The Family Room Building, 4-H Youth Building, Kid's Tree Climb, Shaver's Creek Tent, Corn Maze, and Pedal Go-Kart Derby along with many other activities offer something for all ages.

In today’s busy society, it can be a challenge to find time to spend with family and friends. This year the Family Room is focusing on the importance of family mealtime and food safety as a way to increase quality time with loved ones. Research shows that eating meals as a family encourages not only healthier eating and conversation, but also better grades in school and fends off risky behaviors among children. Healthy food is also safe food and with recent food borne illness outbreaks, handling food safely in the home is critical. Exhibits in the Family Room focusing on healthy eating for families include Naturally Flavored Water, Hidden Sugars in Foods, Veggie Fest, Preserving Your Harvest and bringing the Mediterranean Cuisine into your home. The crowd favorite Cooking Demonstrations return with family friendly recipes prepared before your eyes with a chance to taste test before making at home. When it comes to safety, Food Safety in the home will be featured as well as Safe Use and Storage of Pesticides and First Aid and Firearm Safety information. Be sure to stop in and take part in these interactive displays! The following College of Agriculture Penn State Extension program teams sponsor the exhibits: Food, Families and Health, Food Safety & Quality, Nutrition Links, Pesticide Education and Penn State University Police Community Education Program.

Visit the fun and fascinating 4-H Youth Building! Learn and engage with our interactive exhibits. Learn about insects, hold them in your hands and discover the subject of entomology, pet rabbits, work with fiber arts, and learn about plant diseases.

Up for some fun? Spend a few minutes—or several hours—wandering through the corn maze with your kids. This maze is accessible for wheelchairs and baby strollers.

Kids can safely climb 40-foot-tall trees with ropes and a harness, just like professional arborists. Staffed by the Penn State Landscape Contracting Alumni and professional arborists.

Bring your kids for some fun exercise. Kids supply the power for these go karts at the serpentine track.

Discussions and hands-on natural history exhibits give you a close look at native Pennsylvania wildlife species. Presentations featuring live turtles, snakes, and birds of prey occur on the half hour.

4-H is a pathway to the Future -- all across the Commonwealth, in every county, 4-H is teaching us valuable skills that will carry with us into adulthood.