This Saturday evening is the Midwest Museum of Natural History’s biggest event of the year! The 5th Annual Groundhog Gala is a winter fundraiser unlike any other, featuring displays and demonstrations by natural history experts, live music, treats from around the world and an open bar. This year’s exhibitors feature a coffee expert, geologist, prairie restoration specialist, and more. Sip wine while learning about prairie restoration, meet a live bird of prey while listening to a steel pan drummer, and watch a paleontologist clean fossils while enjoying food from around the world.
Many generous businesses have gotten involved through silent auction and food donations. Bidders will choose from silent auction items donated from Brookfield Zoo, Morton Arboretum, Burpee Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, Mt. Olympus Water Park as well as many, many local businesses. The Groundhog Gala takes place this Saturday, January 26th, from 6 -9pm at the museum, 425 W. State Street in Sycamore. Call the museum or stop by to purchase your tickets: 815-895-9777. Tickets: are $30/one or $50/two (ages 21+).
Saturday evening, January 28th, is the Midwest Museum of Natural History’s biggest event of the year. Their winter fundraiser is unlike any other, featuring displays and demonstrations by natural history experts, live music, dancers, refreshments, and an open bar. The silent auction will feature items from over 70 different donors. This year’s exhibitors feature paleontologist Scott Williams from Burpee Museum, primatologist Leila Porter from Northern Illinois University, tarantula experts, a coffee specialist, and more.
The Groundhog Gala event runs from 6pm to 9pm and will be held at The Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 West State Street in Sycamore. Tickets are $30 for one or $50 for two (ages 21+). Call or stop by the museum to purchase your tickets. To purchase tickets call 815-895-9777. Visit the Museum’s website for more information.
The third annual fundraiser for the Midwest Museum of Natural History, ‘Groundhog Gala’ is going on this Saturday from 6pm to 9pm. Celebrate the winding up of winter at the Midwest Museum of Natural History and help benefit a great local museum. Enjoy a fabulous evening, complete with silent auction, entertainment, exhibitors and delicious treats from around the world.
All proceeds support educational programs, animal care, Museum operations, and community outreach. Tickets are on sale now at the Museum. Tickets are $30/person or $50/couple. Visit their website at www.mmnh.org for more information.