July

Tuesday, July 2

Dennis Stroughmatt: "In French Fiddle Tunes and Tall Tales: the French Creole Story of Illinois"
7 pm; Free!

Via 300-hundred-year-old traditions like the annual “La Guillannee” French New Year tradition, and “Le Mardi Gras,” this exciting program will take the listener on a fascinating trip through The Illinois Country from both a historical and cultural perspective, highlighting the enduring French identity of places like Prairie du Rocher and Cahokia through ancient French folktales, haunting ballads, and foot stomping fiddle tunes.

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Saturday, July 6

Uncaged in the Zoo: Scales and Tales
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm; Free!

Come to the zoo for an up-close and personal lesson on live creatures!

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Wednesday, July 10

Adventures in the Zoo: Aspiring Artists
11 am - 1 pm; Free!

Join the Elgin Public Museum staff for a free program at the Lords Park Zoo. Have fun learning about natural history through hands-on artifacts and crafts. No registration required.

Sponsored by Friends of the Lords Park Zoo.

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Friday, July 12

PAWS on the Porch: Alligator
11 am - 12:30 pm; Free!

Youngsters are invited to come to the zoo and expand their imaginations with activities, games and songs about natural topics.

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Saturday, July 14

Uncaged in the Zoo: Fox Valley Wildlife Center
1 pm - 2 pm; Free!

Come to the zoo for an up-close and personal lesson on live creatures!

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Wednesday, July 17

Adventures in the Zoo: Rocks Rock
11 am - 1 pm; Free!

Join the Elgin Public Museum staff for a free program at the Lords Park Zoo. Have fun learning about natural history through hands-on artifacts and crafts. No registration required.

Sponsored by Friends of the Lords Park Zoo.

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Friday, July 19

PAWS on the Porch: Bee
11 am - 12:30 pm; Free!

Youngsters are invited to come to the zoo and expand their imaginations with activities, games and songs about natural topics.

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Saturday, July 20

Depot Discovery Series: "Who's Who & What's What"
10:30 am - 11:30 am; Free!

Event is located at

Depot Market
309 N. River St.
East Dundee, IL 60118

Elgin Public Museum has partnered with the Dundee Depot Market for a summer series Join Marge Fox for her Depot Discovery Series to learn “Who Walks on Your Food?”

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Friday, July 26

PAWS on the Porch: Octopus
11 am - 12:30 pm; Free!

Youngsters are invited to come to the zoo and expand their imaginations with activities, games and songs about natural topics.

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Saturday, July 27

Bison Feeding in Lords Park
7 am - 8:30 am; Fee: $2/Adult, $1/Child, Members Free

Join us for an up close and personal look at the bison, deer and elk at the Lords Park Zoo. Meet at the Museum for a short introduction after which we head for the zoo to assist the zookeeper in feeding these magnificent creatures. Space is limited to 12 people, so please register early!

Sponsored by Friends of the Lords Park Zoo.

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Wednesday, July 31

Adventures in the Zoo: Skulls & Shells
Join the Elgin Public Museum staff for a free program at the Lords Park Zoo. Have fun learning about natural history through hands-on artifacts and crafts. No registration required.

Sponsored by Friends of the Lords Park Zoo.

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