Families Can Head to the Beach Jan. 4 at the Illinois State Museum


Super Saturday program focuses on Illinois’ prehistoric and modern beaches

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Children and their families will have the opportunity to escape the frigid temperatures and be transported to the prehistoric and modern beaches of Illinois through the Illinois State Museum’s monthly Super Saturday program on January 4. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., visitors can learn about Illinois’ underwater past and present with objects from the Museum’s collection, build a sandcastle, decorate a pair of sunglasses, and explore the depths of the ocean.

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 Sundays from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Admission is $5 for adults ages 19-64.


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