Kid's Day-Bats

Release Date: 

Friday, September 29, 2017

ISM Location: 

Dickson Mounds
For Immediate Release:

LEWISTOWN, IL – At Dickson Mounds Museum on Sunday, October 22, 2017, the Kid’s Day program will be all about “Bats.” Learn about these often misunderstood and feared creatures through a presentation and viewing of live bats by Sharon and Dan Peterson of Incredible Bats.  For additional fun, a special appearance will be made by ‘Baxter’ the skunk.  Participants may enjoy hands-on craft activities before or after the program. 

Kid’s Day programs are geared towards children ages 5 and up with an adult.  Registration is not required.  The show begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Museum’s auditorium.  Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Museum’s lobby.  Space is limited.  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


Contact Person: 

Christa Foster

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 

(309) 547-3721

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