February

Friday, February 12

Science Night - Geology

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; $2 per person, members free

Curious about the natural world around you? Bring your family to Elgin Public Museum’s Science Night! Different stations will be set up around the Museum for kids and adults to conduct experiments, experience demonstrations and partake in discussions about this month’s topic: Geology!

Participants will crack open geodes, pan for pyrite, play with magnets, discover exploding volcanoes, and so much more. Have a mystery rock or mineral? Bring it in for us to ID!
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Saturday, February 13

Bison Feeding in Lords Park Zoo
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Fee: $2 per adult, $1 per child, $5 per family, members free

Join us for an up close and personal look at the bison, deer and elk at the Lords Park Zoo. Meet at the Museum for a short introduction after which we head for the zoo to assist in feeding these magnificent creatures. Program Full – please call to register for future Bison Feedings.

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Saturday, February 20

Webelos Cub Scout Geologist & Naturalist
1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Fee: $15 per Scout

Brrr, it's cold out there – but that is no reason to stay cooped up inside! Bundle up and get ready for a fun afternoon completing your Naturalist and Geologist pin requirements with our team from Elgin Public Museum and Hawthorne Hill Nature Center. Take a hike in the woods, watch a volcano model erupt, solve rock mysteries and more! Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and snack. Avoid disappointment and register early.

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Friday, February 26

Traditional Ojibway Drum Circle
7 – 9 PM; Suggested Donation: $20-25

Join Ojibway Ron Kanutski, also known as Little Medicine Wheel Cloud, of the Bear Clan for a Drum Circle interwoven with storytelling and traditional Ojibway teachings Teachings focus on wellness and self-care. Participation encouraged! Feel free to bring your drum and other percussion instruments. Ron Kanutski is a Registered Social Worker and native Cultural Teacher with eighteen years of extensive experience in the mental health and addictions field. Ron is currently based in Thunder Bay, Ontario.