Nature of the Game, November 16 – April 5
2019 Design Build. (Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)

Nature of the Game, November 16 – April 5

Do you want to play a game? If so, make plans and head on over to a new interactive exhibit at the gardens: Nature of the Game, November 16, 2019 thru April 5, 2020.

This incredible exhibit is taking some of our favorite childhood games to an all new level. Nature of the Game created by Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University is an amazing hands-on experience taking childhood games and turning them into fun discoveries about the wonders of nature. Come play with giant chess pieces, but wait, its food web chess.  Find a partner and challenge them to Connect Food, which is a life-size Connect4 with a twist, challenging your knowledge of moths vs. butterflies and the important plants they need. There are scavenger hunts searching biomes of different environments inspired by I-Spy, a puzzle cube playhouse, and Consequence of our ecosystem based on Kerplunk and there’s so much more! All ages will have a “ball” playing!  Are you game?

Admission to Nature of the Game exhibit is included with daytime garden admission:
$10 adult
$5 child (ages 4- 17 years)
Free admission for Leu Members and children 3 years of age and younger.