Fermilab Family Outdoor Fair attracts hundreds on Sunday

Children at the Family Outdoor Fair sweep for insects. Photo: Cindy Arnold
Father and son act as a gnomon for a sundial, using the shadow to determine the time of day. Photo: Cindy Arnold
A pair of kids delight in a tadpole caught by netting in the nearby pond. Photo: Cindy Arnold

About 400 children and adults attended the annual Fermilab Family Outdoor Fair on Sunday, June 14, to visit bison, sweep for insects and study bird bones.

The fairly sunny and warm weather also allowed attendees to view the sun through telescopes with the help of Naperville Astronomical Association volunteers.

The event was a success. One mother commented, “I changed my work day so I could attend the fair with my son. I wouldn’t miss it.”