March

Friday, March 10

Balloon Science Night

6-8 PM; Fee: $2 per person, Members Free

Balloons are always a symbol of fun, and that's no different at this month's science night! You might think balloons are just for parties but actually, they are a great educational tool! Join us at the Elgin Public Museum to experience a variety of demonstrations centering around these colorful decorations. Kids will experiment with static electricity and chemical reactions. They will also learn how to make a balloon unpoppable, how to blow one up without using their breath, and watch balloon rockets fly. Bring an unwanted CD or DVD and we will show you how to make your very own hovercraft! No registration necessary.

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Saturday, March 24

Bison Feeding in Lords Park
7-8:30 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!

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Saturday, March 31

Natural Egg Dying
12-2 pm; Fee: $2 for 2 eggs

Come to Lords Park for a GREAT Easter experience: Natural Egg Dyeing! We use a variety of natural dyes such as onion skins, turmeric, beets, blueberries and much more. This technique comes from Native American and Pioneer days when chemical dyes and the food coloring were not available. Use modern tools such as crayons and rubber bands to create amazing designs! Explore the Museum while the eggs are dyeing. Recipes for the dyes are provided so you can try natural egg dyeing at home. No registration is required as this is a drop-in program.