Closed Easter March 27
Saturday & Sunday
Noon-4 p.m.
Suggested donation: $2 Adults,
$1 Children under 12, Members free

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Sunday, May 15 - The Global Stakes and Local Politics of Fresh Water, 7 PM; Free!

Thursday, May 19 - Ice Cream Fundraiser - Click here for coupon, all day!

Saturday, June 4 - Bubblefest, 12-2 PM; Fee: $2 members, $3 non members

Adventures in The Zoo - Join the Elgin Public Museum staff for a free program during our "Adventures in the Zoo" and “Uncaged at the Zoo” series at Lords Park this summer ... learning about natural history through hands-on artifacts and crafts.


Elgin Under Ice

Thousands of years ago most of North America was covered in a blanket of ice. These glaciers, particularly the Wisconsin Glaciation, shaped the geography of Elgin and impacted our lives in both dramatic and subtle ways. See the story of ice, Elgin, and the most important feature the glaciers left behind - the Fox River. More information Image credit: By Sbork (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons