|5:30-7:30 pm||Mansion, Gardens, Outdoor Picnicking|
|5:30-8:00 pm||Art Project|
|7-8 pm||Film Screening|
Embark on an animal adventure as you enjoy short films featuring all sorts of fun and furry creatures including magical monsters, garden critters, barnyard animals, and family pets.
Relax in the gardens, pack a picnic at home to enjoy on the lawn, explore the estate on an animal art safari, and make your own work of art: a gold box decorated with animals, inspired by Hillwood's decorative art.
Enjoy screenings of these fun, family-friendly shorts:
- Leonardo the Terrible Monster (2007, 8 min, ALA Notable Video; KidsFirst! Short Film Award)
- Diary of a Spider (2006, 9 min, ALA Notable Video; 2006 Capitol Choices Best Titles List; Best Short Film London Children's Film Festival; Honorable Mention, Wild and Scenic Film Festival)
- Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (2008, 8 min, ALA Notable Video)
- Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type (2001, 10 min, ALA Notable Video; Silver Remi Award, Worldfest Houston; BAMmie - Best Animated Short Film, BAMKids Film Festival; Finalist, USA Film Festival)
- Chicken Little (2010, 9 min, ALA Notable Video)
- Children Make Terrible Pets (2011, 8 min)
- Bark, George (2003, 6 min, ALA Notable Video; Gold Star - Special Jury Award, 2004 Worldfest-Houston; Best Short Animation Classic, 2004 IFFF)
Please note that picnicking is outdoors and weather-dependent. The film screenings and art project are located indoors and will take place, rain or shine.
This program is made possible by the Dina Merrill Film Program.