MLK Jr. Day Closing

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Amazing Reptiles with Polk County Conservation at McHenry Park

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Join Polk County Conservation to discuss the fears and myths about these scaly critters people love to hate. Find out how reptiles smell, see, and move. A live animal will join us if one is available.

This program is intended for children in grades K-8.


Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates.