Saturday, October 5

Story Hour: Kangaroos
11 am - 12 pm; Free!

Children explore the natural world through stories and exhibits at the Elgin Public Museum. This month we will read about kangaroos! Donations welcome. No registration required.


Friday, October 11

Science Night: Music
6 pm - 8 pm; $2 per person, Members free

What makes music music? How do different types of instruments produce sound? Why do some combination of notes sound nice together, while others clash? We’ll explore the scientific aspects of music in this Science Night program. No registration required.


Saturday, October 19

Drawing Adventures
11 am - 12 pm; $10 per person

Do your kids like to draw cool things? Then our drawing lessons are sure to spark their interest! They will learn basic drawing skills like shapes and shading while completing drawings of interesting subjects. For October we will be drawing pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns! All supplies provided. These lessons are for anyone first grade and older, so bring the whole family! Advance registration is required, call the museum at 847-741-6655 to register for your space. Maximum of 20 students per session.


Saturday, October 26

Bison Feeding in Lords Park
7 am - 8:30 am; $2/adult, $1/child, 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 the zookeeper in feeding these magnificent creatures. Registration required. Space is limited to 12 people so please register early!

Sponsored by Friends of the Lords Park Zoo.


Sunday, October 27

Day of the Dead Celebration
11 am - 4 pm; Free!

“Dia de los Muertos” is a holiday observed throughout the world by many different names. It is a time of remembrance and rejoicing when families get together to remember loved ones and saints who have gone. Join us at the Elgin Public Museum to investigate the roots and traditions of this important holiday; help us celebrate by creating your own decorations! No registration required.