Summertime fun

Try-It Tuesdays and Super Sundays

Looking for something fun and different to do with the kids this summer? We are excited to host a number of fun (and free!) summer activities here at the museum. Try-It Tuesdays feature a different free walk-in activity every Tuesday from 1-3.30 PM. If you can’t come for a Try-It Tuesday, no problem! The museum will feature the same walk-in activity every other Sunday from 1-4 PM.

June 15- Butter Churning
June 22 and 27- Surprise activity
June 29- Cornhusk doll making
July 6 and 11- Make a candle
July 13- Surprise activity
July 20 and 25- Weave a bookmark
August 3 and 8- Carve soap
August 10- Make paper

Wild Wednesdays

Enjoy the great outdoors and join us from 10- 10.45 AM for Wednesday morning nature walks. Each Wednesday will have a different theme. We will meet at a park shelter, do a nature activity and then take a walk to find examples of what we have learned. This program is free but please call ahead to register (847.459.2318) so we know you are coming. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes.

June 16- Trees at Busch Grove Community Park
June 23- Fruits and Flowers at Willow Stream Park
July 7- Animals at Busch Grove Community Park
July 14- Water at Willow Stream Park
July 21- Leaves and Seeds at Busch Grove Community Park

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