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

Wildlife Wednesday!

Today’s Wild Wednesday walk and talk theme was bats, but no one actually saw any since they’re nocturnal creatures. However, we did see other neat animals including barn swallows that made their home on a park shelter wall at Rylko Park.

These birds like to live in open, uncrowded areas near a water source. They build extraordinary nests made of mud and vegetation high up on the walls of barns or sides of trees.

Then on our walk, we saw the remains of a coyote’s dinner on the trail: a severed tail of a dead opossum… then tufts of hair… and  finally a pile of bones and puddle dead opossum muck. The kids loved it!

Finally, we rounded off the walk with tall yellow wildflower and dragonfly sightings. Join us for next week’s free walk and talk about birds at Willow Stream Park at 10.30.

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