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Upcoming Events


8th Annual Groundhog Gala
Saturday, February 6, 6-9:00 pm
@ the Jane Fargo in Sycamore, Illinois

The 8th annual Gala will be our best yet! Help raise money to support the Museum’s educational programming by joining the Museum for a night on the town. Live music, dinner, Museum booths, and an incredible silent auction set the scene while the community supports one of its most unique resources. Tickets will go quick so be sure to purchase yours today by calling the Museum at 815-895-9777.
Thank you to our partners: Yvonne Johnson, First National Bank, NB&T, and Tom and Joan Fenstermaker.

Upcoming Events

Sparrow Dissection
Thursday, February 18, 7-8:30pm

Members: $12, Non-members: $18
Dissect a sparrow! Register by Febraury 4.

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Check out our new weekly programs! 

Tuesdays : Collection Crafts, 10:15 am
Explore a single item from the Museum’s collection every week! Children will learn about animals, rocks, and more by exploring the gallery, interacting with objects, and creating a craft during table time.  Ages 3-5. This program lasts approx. 30 minutes.

Wednesdays : Nature Sleuths (1st and 3rd), 4:00 pm
An after school nature club is perfect for inquisitive minds! Club participants will work together to solve mysteries about the natural world through weekly themes, and hands-on experiments. Every time you join in on the fun, you’ll get a stamp on one of our Club bingo cards; get 5 in a row and earn a Club badge! Ages 6-10. This program lasts approximately 45 minutes-1 hour.

Thursdays : Animal Tales, 10:15 am
Interactive story and lap-time for parents/caregivers and babies. Each week, an interactive sensory experience will accompany the nature-based story. This program is a great place to meet new friends; it consists of 10 minutes of story and activities, and 10 minutes of social time for adults. Ages baby-2.

Fridays : Snake Feeding, 3:30 pm
Learn how this slithery reptile eats while watching the Museum staff feed their live snakes!

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Seeing Stars
January 23, 11:00 am
Free with Admission 

Hear stories about constellations that you can see in the sky, and learn about some of the most famous stars in our galaxy!

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