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Educational Family Fun

If your family enjoys educational entertainment, the South Shore offers many opportunities to have a great time while expanding your knowledge!

Fair Oaks Farms

Learn about sustainable modern farming practices at Fair Oaks Farms. Discover how cows and pigs are raised at The Dairy Adventure and The Pig Adventure, and see milk be processed into cheese at the Cheese Factory.

Buckley Homestead

To learn about historic traditions, culture and heritage of farming life during the 19th and early 20th centuries, visit Buckley Homestead, a living history farm.



Witness North America's largest native land mammal, the bison, up close and personal at Broken Wagon Bison or roaming the prairie at Kankakee Sands.

Challenger Learning Center

See a spectacular laser or space-themed show in the Challenger Learning Center in Hammond. The center's goal is to engage young people in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields.

Paul H. Douglas Center

Investigate all that the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has to offer year-round at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education. Enjoy award-winning environmental education programs or hike through the unique ecosystems of the Indiana Dunes.

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