April Special Events

The museum is hosting not one, not two, but three special events in April. Check them out! To register for any of these events go to https://registration.bgparks.org or call 847.459.2318

The first event is History on Tap on Friday, April 8 from 7:30 to 9:00. Join us for craft beer and a fantastic crime story talk by Linda Wilhite. She will be telling the chilling tale of Joseph Schlosser and how his lonely heart newspaper ads led to at least three murders in Lake County. 21+ only; Res/Non $15/$19.

We are hosting the Jr FLL Lego robotics expo the next morning, Saturday April 9 from 10:00 to noon. Local teams that participated in the 2015 Waste Wise challenge will showcase their robots and projects.The Jr. FLL encourages interest in science and innovation for kids ages 6-9 worldwide. Teams design Lego robot models to solve real life problems. Team registration has a fee, please call 847.459.2318. To see the Lego demos, no registration is necessary and admission is free.

Later in the month on April 19 at 7:00 the museum hosts a book talk by Dennis Depcik, local author of Wouldn’t it be Something. He’ll share his lovely, emotional experience of falling in love with his future wife through letter writing and rediscovering those letters 41 years later after her death. This event is free, no registration is necessary.

 

 

 

 

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Jr. FLL Lego League expo at the museum

fll lego copyThe museum is excited to host its third Junior First Lego League expo event. The Junior FLL is a youth program to foster interest in science and innovation by designing Lego robot models to solve real-life problems.

Local teams that participated in the Think Tank challenge in late 2014 will have the chance to showcase their robots and project demonstrations. The Lego robotics celebration will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015  from 10:00-12.00 at the museum.

If your team is interested in signing up, more info can be found in the registration packet below or by contacting Debbie at DFandrei@bgparks.org. Registration and a $30 team fee (covers certificates and medals for each team member) is required for participation. If you’re just interested in seeing neat Lego robotics, this event is free and does not require registration so just stop in and check it out!

Junior FLL Registration sheet-2015

Junior FLL Celebration

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The Lego Robotics event over the weekend was a smash. Congratulations to all of the teams. We saw some innovative Lego solutions to real natural disaster situations. Want to get involved? Check out the Park District’s Lego Robotics class at: … Continue reading

Junior FLL Celebration at the museum

Jr.FLL_Poster_2013The museum is excited to host a Junior First Lego League expo event again this year. The Junior FLL is a youth program to foster interest in science and innovation by designing Lego robot models to solve real-life problems.

The museum will be hosting the Lego robotics celebration on Saturday, April 12 from 10-12.00 showcasing robots and project demonstrations from local teams from area that participated in the Disaster Blaster challenge this year.

If your team is interested in signing up, more info can be found in the registration packet below or by contacting Debbie at DFandrei@bgparks.org. Registration and a $30 team fee (covers certificates and medals for each team member) is required for participation. If you’re just interested in seeing neat Lego robotics, this event is free and does not require registration so just stop in and check it out!

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The Fuzzy Pink Bunnies of Doom are coming…

838659The museum is excited to announce a temporary community exhibit featuring The Fuzzy Pink Bunnies of Doom that opens in May. The Bunnies of Doom are a group of six talented girls from the northwest suburbs that make up a Lego robotics team. The group competes in the Junior First Lego League, a youth program to foster interest in science and innovation. At recent events, the Bunnies of Doom took home awards for Technical Design at the Rockford regional Senior Solutions competition and team spirit at the Senior Solutions state tournament. The museum exhibit will show off the team’s projects and introduce visitors to the dazzling world of Lego robotics. But wait, there’s more!

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The museum will also be hosting a Lego robotics celebration on Saturday, May 4 from 9.30-12.00 showcasing robots and project demonstrations from the Bunnies and other local teams that participated in the Super Senior tournaments this year. If your team is interested, more info can be found in the flyer below or by contacting Debbie at DFandrei@bgparks.org. Registration and a $30 team fee (covers certificates and medals for each team member) is required for participation. If you’re just interested in seeing neato Lego robots, this event is free and does not require registration so stop in and check it out!

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Lego Celebration event schedule