Dickson Mounds Rocks, Minerals, & Fossils Program for Kids

Release Date: 

Friday, December 22, 2017

ISM Location: 

Dickson Mounds
For Immediate Release:

LEWISTOWN, IL – At Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, January 6, 2018, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the Kid’s Day program will be ‘Rocks, Minerals, & Fossils.’ Kids may enjoy learning about rocks, minerals, and fossils through hands-on activities and displays.  Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society’s Dennis Bomke will provide a display of Illinois meteorites and a variety of fossils, accompanied by some touchable objects.  Other experts and enthusiasts may be available to show their personal collections and to identify items.  Numerous specimens from the Illinois State Museum’s collections will also be on view.  Participants may have fun making several different arts and crafts projects. 

Kid’s Day programs are geared towards children ages 5 and up with an adult.  Registration is not required.  Admission is free; donations are appreciated. 

The Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations. For more information call 309-547-3721 or TTY 217-782-9175. Also visit us on Facebook at Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds or online at the Dickson Mounds link on the Illinois State Museum website at www.illinoisstatemuseum.org.

Contact Person: 

Christa Foster

Contact Email: 

christa.foster@illinois.gov

Contact Phone: 

(309) 547-3721