Free summer activity schedule


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Summer Activities Lineup


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Kids must be accompanied by an adult for all programs.

Try It Tuesday Activities 1:00-3:30 PM
@ Raupp Museum

6/16- Churn Butter
6/23- Make a Kite
6/30- Make Candles
7/7- Soap Boat
7/14- Button Buzz Toy
7/21- Ball and Jacks
7/28- Marbles
8/4- Cord Bracelet
8/11- Felt Flowers
8/18- Scrapbook

Wild Wednesday Nature Walks 10:00 -11:00 AM
Nature Classroom @ Rylko Park
(Buffalo Grove Rd entrance)
6/17- Birds
6/24- Bats
7/22-Fruit and flowers
8/5- Will it bite?
8/12-Is it poisonous?

Museum in the Park 10 AM-12 PM
6/18- Mill Creek Park
7/2- Cherbourg Park
7/16- Canterbury Park
7/30- Apple Hill Park

Hot Dogs, History and Try-It Tuesdays on the menu this summer


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Free Try-It Tuesday activities are back from 1-3:30 PM all summer long. New this year, the Park District food cart will be at the museum on select dates with lunch food available to purchase (cash only please). Enjoy a picnic on the grounds and then come do a free fun historic craft activity. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Here’s the summer lineup:

June 10 -Churn butter (food cart available 12:30-1.30 PM)
June 17 -Make candle (food cart available 12:30-1.30 PM)
June 24 -Kite construction
July 1 -Felt flag (food cart available 12:30-1.30 PM)
July 8 -Clothespin butterfly
July 15– Pinwheel (food cart available 12:30-1.30 PM)
July 22– Make paper
July 29 – Carve soap (food cart available 12:30-1.30 PM)
August 5 -Cornhusk doll (food cart available 12:30-1.30 PM)




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