Come to Homestead National Monument of America for an alien encounter! No not space alien variety. Come for a close encounter of the bug kind! Prairie insects often look alien, but these creatures shouldn’t be feared. On Saturday, August 3rd from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Homestead’s Education Center find out how the aliens all around help the prairie and us. The Aliens!? program will be followed by a take-home craft activity. Don’t forget to check out the final program that is part of the Kids in Parks: Into the Unknown! program series:

Saturday, August 10: Strangers from a Strange Land…— Enter the underwater world of the creepy creek crawlers.

"Aliens!? is a fun and educational program that will engage children and their families to explore closely the prairie landscape and its inhabitants," said Mark Engler, Superintendent of Homestead National Monument of America.

The free Kids in Parks: Aliens!? summer program at Homestead is open to the public and will take place at Homestead’s Education Center. We encourage the use of sunscreen, bug spray, and closed toed shoes as we investigate the mysterious unknown of the tall-grass prairie.

Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2019. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Instagram (HomesteadNM), and Facebook (HomesteadNM).



Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit

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