Taking place every Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Habitat Park from mid-spring to mid-autumn, weather permitting, this program lets children learn about seeds, weeds, worms, fruits and vegetables, and the joys of digging in the dirt and growing plants. Master gardeners from University of Illinois Extension and other local horticultural institutions lead sessions.
Science Sleuths lets children become little scientists as they study evidence, make predictions, and test their hypotheses with the guidance of a Museum educator or local professional. Programming occurs select Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:30 PM.
Our mobile STEAM Cart provides hands-on experiences and activities designed to park curiosity and experimentation.
Activities take place from 1:30 – 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Saturdays, as well as during members-only hours (8:30 – 9:30 AM) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Participation is free unless otherwise noted.
Story Time takes place in our Sheridan’s Books & Crannies exhibit, and includes early elementary age appropriate stories (but all ages are welcome to attend!). Current story times are Thursdays at 1 PM and Fridays at 10 AM.
It’s time to let your inner actor out with Theatre Games. Through a variety of creative dramatic exercises, we will explore gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, listening and speaking skills, following directions, and building confidence. Theatre games takes place every Tuesday and select Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
The Museum’s Tinkering program encourages children to do what they do best – let their curiosity take over! Explore the world of engineering by building machines and creating processes, and then explore what happens when you make changes or do things differently.
Programming occurs select Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:30 PM.