April

Saturday, April 6

Story Hour

11-12 PM

Children explore the natural world through stories and exhibits at the Elgin Public Museum. This month we will read about Turtles! Donations welcome. No registration required.

Friday, April 12

Story Hour

6-8 PM; $2 per person, members free

Fight back against flu season by learning all about germs: bacteria, viruses, fungus, mold and more! Learn the difference between good bacteria (yes, it exists!) and the kind that is best avoided. Through games and demonstrations, discover just how easy it is for germs to spread, and learn what you can do to prevent it. Being sick is no fun, so let’s have some fun learning how to stay healthy! This is a drop-in event; no registration required.

Saturday, April 20

Natural Egg Dyeing

12-2 PM; Fee: $2 for 2 eggs

Use natural dyes – onion skins, spices, berries and much more – just like native peoples and pioneers used before chemical dyes were available. Test out new design techniques on your eggs and explore the Museum while eggs are drying. No registration required for this drop-in program.

Saturday, April 27

Bison Feeding in Lords Park

7-8:30 am; $2/adult, $1/child, members FREEs

Join us for an up-close look at the bison, deer, and elk at the Lords Park Zoo. Meet at the Museum for a short introduction after which we head to the Zoo to assist the zookeeper in feeding these magnificent creatures. Limited to 12 people. Advance registration is required.