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    Penguin Feeding

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    Meet Pierre, Howard, Ocio and the rest of ...

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    Kid's Play Night

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    Meet lizards, frogs, snakes & tortoises an...

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    Planetarium Shows

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    How did life on Earth begin? This tantaliz...

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    Swamp Talk

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    Learn about some of the Academy’s most p...

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Today's Activity

Homemade Playdough

Mix together the flour, salt, water, food coloring, cream or tartar, and cooking oil in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until the mixture forms a large 'ball' and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove the ball from the heat. Once it is cool to touch, knead it until it is smooth. Your playdough ...read more

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