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Treat Your Family to Fort Wayne Fun

Nature, science, baseball and more--go on a family adventure in Fort Wayne.

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Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Science Central, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Three Rivers Festival, Johnny Appleseed Festival, Tin Caps Baseball
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Is your family looking for something different to do? Something to spark some excitement, something that will keep all ages entertained and something that won’t break the bank? Your solution - Fort Wayne !

Walk on the moon
Science Central  is a hands-on science museum that really lives up to its name! Your family will definitely want to get their hands, feet and bodies involved in the Tidal Pool, Weather Station, High-Rail Bicycle and Giant Yellow Slide. In the Moonwalk, take your vacation to another world by experiencing the weightless feeling of gravity on the moon. Have fun exploring, doing science experiments in the Demonstration Theater, and creating memories!

Play in your natural habitat
At the Fort Wayne’s Children’s Zoo  , get nose-to-nose with an African lion, visit the Great Barrier Reef (in the zoo’s 20,000-gallon aquarium) and keep your eyes peeled for the rare Komodo dragon as you explore the Indonesian rainforest. Pet adorable baby animals and let a giraffe's tongue tickle your hand as you feed it! For a different side of nature, head to the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory , where you'll find three gardens under one roof. Visit the Showcase Garden for seasonal displays or find unusual foliage in the Desert Garden. Experience lush palm trees, orchids and a waterfall in the Tropical Garden!

Enjoy festival fun
Fort Wayne is a city that loves to celebrate its heritage and traditions with exciting festivals. Join in the fun! Get in the Mediterranean spirit with Greekfest  in June, join in the RiverGames Water Wars and canoe races at the Three Rivers Festival   in July, or learn about the city's ties to Johnny Appleseed at the Johnny Appleseed Festival   in September. Fort Wayne has several family-friendly festivals year round, so check their calendar  before you go!

Cheer for America's favorite pastime
The Fort Wayne TinCaps , a Class A Minor League affiliate of the San Diego Padres, play baseball all summer long at Parkview Field, named the #1 minor league ballpark in the country. So grab your hat and mitt and pack a picnic to enjoy a baseball game – many nights also include post-game fireworks. Tickets start at $5, making this an affordable family outing.

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Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau
800.767.7752 |
Science Central
260.424.2400 |
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
260.427.6800 |
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
260.427.6440 |
Three Rivers Festival
260.426.5556 |
Johnny Appleseed Festival
260.427.6003 |
Tin Caps Baseball
260.482.6400 |
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