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Wings of Wonder: The Lorikeet Exhibit

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  • Location
    Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
    1354 N. 2nd St.
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone
    (815) 987-8858
  • Date
    October 1 - November 13, 2016
  • Recurrence
    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time
    Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm| Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Price
    Included with admission to conservatory: Resident/Non-resident - $6/$8 Adult | $4/$6 Ages 5-17, Seniors 65+, Veterans | $1/$2 Ages 3-4 | Free for age 2 and younger
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Overview

For the third year, lorikeets are landing in Rockford! These bright, colorful birds will swoop in for a stay at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, but only for a limited time. Wings of Wonder: 

Inside the Conservatory, guests will find a special lorikeet house custom designed for NCG by Spineless Wonders. The house provides guests with an intimate look into the fascinating world of the lorikeet. Visitors will be “face to beak” with the small- to medium-sized parrots known for their playful personalities, vibrant coloration, and their ability to mimic words and sounds.

Lorikeets are a group of birds classified under "true parrots," and are found throughout the Australian region. Lorikeets, or lorys, have a unique brush-tipped tongue for feeding on fruits, vegetables, and flowers and are constantly looking for nectar and fruits due to their rapid metabolism. Guests will be able to purchase a nectar cup for $1 at the front desk and gift shop inside the Conservatory.

Additional Lorikeet Related Activities:

Family Botany Lab - UnbeLEAVEable Science
October 15, 2016, 10-11:30 a.m. (register by October 11)
Program fee: $8 Winnebago County residents ($10 non-residents)
In this outdoor program, discover how leaves get their color, and the important role they play. Fee includes admission for one parent/guardian, who must be present at all times.

Make-It, Take-It (free with admission)
Join us for a variety of Make-It Take-It fun craft activities you can take with you! Available most weekends and school holidays; free with admission. Check www.nicholasconservatory.com/activities for the full schedule.


Wings of Wonder: The Lorikeet Exhibit
  • October 1 - November 13, 2016
  • Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
  • Included with admission to conservatory: Resident/Non-resident - $6/$8 Adult | $4/$6 Ages 5-17, Seniors 65+, Veterans | $1/$2 Ages 3-4 | Free for age 2 and younger
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday