Upcoming Events for Kids and Families at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield

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Friday, August 31, 2018

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For Immediate Release:

Illinois Harvest Super Saturday
Saturday, September 8, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Free with admission

The harvest in Illinois marks the coming of fall. Families can learn about the Illinois harvest through crafts, games, and more. Children will create a bean mosaic, get creative with fruit and vegetable stamping, and learn about historic harvest in Illinois through an interactive game.

Super Saturdays offer thematic activities recommended for children ages 5 and up each month. Activities take 30-40 minutes to complete and are included with Museum admission. Parents and families are encouraged to participate. For additional information, email events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or phone 217-558-6696.

Super Saturday events at the ISM are sponsored by Bank of Springfield


Fall Fun Story Time
Tuesday, September 11, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Free with admission

Storytime is returning to the Illinois State Museum. This program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, and will feature themed stories, movement activities, songs, and a craft. Story time will take place on the second Tuesday of each month in the Museum’s Family Gallery outside the Play Museum exhibit.

September’s theme is Fall Fun. Fall is a time of colorful leaves, fresh fruits and vegetables, hayrides and more. Families are invited to celebrate the fall season with engaging stories and activities.

For additional information, email events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or phone 217-558-6696. Story Time at the ISM is sponsored by Bank of Springfield.

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Elizabeth Bazan

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