LEHI Racing rats and crickets for dinner highlight Lehi Round-up week at the Hutchings Museum, 55 N. Center in Lehi.
In addition, admission to the museum and to all activities from Monday to Saturday is free.
• On Monday, it's scientific fun from noon to 3 p.m. with an expert on hand to identify rocks brought to the museum and a presentation on Timpanogos Cave by ranger Camille Pulham starting at noon. The Science Teacher show featuring Debra Lowe starts at 1 p.m., and a rock-puppet show begins at 2 p.m., when the "Obsidian Saga" told by Ben Woodruff continues. A presentation on DNA and genealogy starts at 2:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, it's Pre-History and Dino Day, devoted to fossils and prehistoric life, with a Deluxe Ice Age Animal Show at noon and a dinosaur puppet show at 1 p.m. both presented by Woodruff. Children can build a birdhouse at 2 p.m.
• On Wednesday, the live animals and exotic pets enter the scene with contests and shows throughout the day. At 1 p.m., there's a live bird show. At 2 p.m. there's a cricket-eating event. (Organizer Valerie Mead says people will really be eating dried, flavored crickets.) Rats race at 2:30 p.m., with prizes for the fastest rodent, followed by the exotic pets display at 3 p.m., where a Savannah Monitor lizard and a snake will be fed.
• Master Magician Lance Nielsen puts on a show at 11 a.m. on Thursday followed by a History Quest/Da Vinci Code treasure hunt event with prizes, including tickets to the Stadium of Fire featuring Miley Cyrus.
• Friday is Native American Day, and Lucille Hunt will discuss the changing life of the Navajo and share native dances at 11 a.m. Author Judy Busk presents information on the Native American Woman at 1 p.m. The Hobble Creek Wranglers and members of the Utah Valley Knapping Club will make special visits and share their weapon-making skills.
• On Saturday, activities begin at 9 a.m. with a Dutch Oven Cook-Off, a Lance Nielsen magic show at 3 p.m., a presentation of the Frank Gehry model for the Traverse Mountain area and veterans' activities from noon to 5 p.m., including a rock wall to climb.
For more and current information see: www.hutchingsmuseum.org