LEWISTOWN, Ill. – Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a new program – Kid’s Day: Animals in Winter – on January 4, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Those attending will learn about how a variety of animals survive the changing of the seasons. The Peoria Zoo will present “An Animal for all Seasons” featuring live animals. Hot or cold, discover how animals make it through the summer without air conditioning and through the winter without mittens.
The Zoo's program will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Dickson Mounds auditorium. Free tickets for the program will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Museum's lobby beginning at 1:00 p.m. the day of the event. Participants may also enjoy hands-on activities and crafts between 1:00 and 2:00 in the Museum's Discovery Center.
Kid's Day programs are for kids ages 5 years old and up with an adult. Admission is free; however, donations are greatly 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 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 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.