Super Saturday Focuses on Night Skies Feb. 1

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Illinois State Museum event features the stars, moon, and more

Release Date: 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

ISM Location: 

Springfield
For Immediate Release:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Children and their families are invited to consider the night skies at the February Super Saturday event at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield on Saturday, February 1. The program entitled “Starry Night” will run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and feature crafts, games, and activities. Participants will create a greeting card featuring a constellation, create a crater, and explore the phases of the moon. Visitors can also see Illinois’ moon rocks from two Apollo missions that are on view for one more month as part of the Rocked and Rolled exhibition.  

Super Saturday activities are recommended for children ages 5 and up and their caregivers. Activities take about 45 minutes to complete and are free with Museum admission. Super Saturdays are sponsored by Bank of Springfield.

For more information please contact Sarah Davis at events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or 217-782-6044.

The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring Street in Springfield.  It is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults ages 19-64.

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Contact Person: 

Sarah Davis

Contact Email: 

Sarah.E.Davis@illinois.gov

Contact Phone: 

(217) 782-6044

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