Free summer activity schedule


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Spring Break Activities


March 21- squawking chicken craft

March 22- Plant seeds

March 23- Make kites

March 24- felt flowers

March 25- pinecone bird feeders

Crafts offered 1:00-3.30pm.  All crafts are free. Children must be accompanied by a caretaker.

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

Free Winter Break Crafts

Try a different craft every afternoon during winter break. Children must bring an adult. Come anytime from 1:00 pm- 3:30 PM, December 22-January 2.  No RSVP needed, walk-ins welcome. Donations are appreciated.


12/22- Pinecone bird feeder
 12/23- Snowflake suncatcher
 12/24- Felt heart project
 12/26- Holiday card collage frame
12/29- make butter, try on crackers
12/30- Squawking chicken
12/31- New Year’s party horn & hats
01/02- New Year’s scrapbook

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)




NEW story time program


Does your child love stories? The museum offers a story time hour every Friday morning through February 28.  After we read a history story, kids will have an opportunity to touch and learn about related artifacts. The program is best for toddlers and is free of charge. No need to register but all children need to be accompanied by a caregiver.