“Biodiversity Live!” Family Event This Saturday at at Illinois State Museum

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois’ rich biodiversity will be featured at the “Biodiversity Live!” family event at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield on Saturday, September 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Families can discover Illinois’ biodiversity through games, activities, and crafts, as well as learn about famous women scientists, plant native vegetation, and create a nature journal. The Illinois EPA and Lincoln Memorial Garden will have activities to share. Wildlife Prairie Park will be present a live animal program at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Museum.

All activities are free with admission.  On September 22, the Illinois State Museum is participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live.” Visitors can go to smithsonian.com/museumday to print a voucher for two free adult admission tickets to the Illinois State Museum. Child and senior admission is always free at the ISM.

The “Biodiversity Live!” event is sponsored by Bank of Springfield. For additional information, email events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or phone 217-558-6696.

The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring St., in the State Capitol Complex in Springfield.

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Elizabeth Bazan

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