Stop by the Midwest Museum of Natural History this Saturday for a visit with some spring babies and be sure to bring your cameras! They’ll be hosting baby chicks, bunnies, ducklings, goats, and lambs. Tickets to visit with the animals are $3 each, plus Museum admission and are sold in 15-minute increments (1-1:15, 1:15-1:30, etc.).
This event sold out last year so reserve your spot today: Call 815-895-9777 . Spring Babies will be held this Saturday, April 13 , from 1-3:00 pm $3/person (child or adult)/15-minute visit, PLUS Museum admission. Regular admission is Adults $6, Children (2-12): $5, Seniors (62+): $5 and Wednesdays are free. Space is limited, payment due at time of registration. The Midwest Museum of Natural History is located at 425 W State Street in Sycamore.
Educators from around the area are invited to come to the Midwest Museum of Natural History this Thursday February 28th, 2013 after school, from 4:30 to 6pm. Teachers can enjoy the museum while they learn about the resources the museum offers schools and homeschool groups, including fieldtrips, outreach programs, and their new Educator Resource Boxes. Educator Resource Boxes are funded by a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
The event is free to attend but they ask that you please register by calling 815-895-9777. The Midwest Museum of Natural History is located at 425 W State Street in Sycamore. Visit their website here.
Test drive your Halloween costumes as you trick-or-treat throughout the decorated Midwest Museum of Natural History. Have your photo taken with the creepy crawly live critters, check out the grossology lab, and enjoy games, candy, and prizes.
The Creepy Crawly Halloween Party will be this Saturday, October 20th, from 6-8:00 pm. Cost is $8/non-members and $6/members (adults & children). The Midwest Museum of Natural History is located at 425 W State Street in Sycamore. Visit their website now to learn more.
Brookfield Zoo will give a live animal presentation at the Midwest Museum of Natural History (MMNH) featuring exotic critters from around the world. Meet a wombat, penguin, and more! The fun family event takes place this Saturday, October 6th, from 10:30am to 11:15am.
Space is limited and registration is required. Call 815-895-9777 to register. Cost is $8/person (child or adult) for members and for non-members, price includes Museum admission: $12/person (child or adult). Sponsored by and held at the Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W State Street in Sycamore, IL.
Ever spend the night with an elephant? Here’s your chance! Guests of the Midwest Museum of Natural History will enjoy dinner, an evening packed with activities and continental breakfast. This event is for families with children ages 5 and up.
Russell Schelkopf was a local veterinarian, entrepreneur, community leader, conservationist and life-long hunter. In 2004, Schelkopf donated his priceless collection of preserved mounts to the City of Sycamore. His collection was the seed that sprouted the Midwest Museum of Natural History. Today, the mission of the MMNH is, to inspire an appreciation for the great diversity of the natural environment and human culture through education and recreation. It is truly a great jewel in our community.
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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.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church is hosting a Greek Food Festival this Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, from 11am-9pm at Hopkins Park in DeKalb. The public is invited to come eat Greek food, pastries and listen to live Greek music. Live dance performances on Saturday at 1pm, 2pm and 4pm. Free admission. Hopkins Park is located at 1403 Sycamore Road in DeKalb.
Hinckley Garage Sales
Hinckley will be having it’s town-wide Garage Sales this Saturday, June 25th. There will be no fireworks this year. For more information please visit www.hinckleyil.com.
Rockin’ for the Reptiles
Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, games, live reptiles, and family fun, benefiting the live animals with the Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore this Saturday, June 25th, from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Enjoy games, live music, live animals, food, a moon bounce, and more. Adult day pass: $2, Child day pass: $6, Family day pass: $20. Pass covers all games, live music, animal visits, and more. The event will be held in the parking lot next to Riccardi’s on the corner of W. State St. and California St., in Sycamore. Visit their website now for more information.
Glidden Homestead Tours
The Glidden Homestead will be open for tours from noon-4 p.m. this Sunday, June 26th. Joseph Farwell Glidden’s invented of one of the most widely-used types of barbed wire in 1873, helped change the history of the American West and had far-reaching impact throughout the world. Glidden Homestead is located at 921 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Visit their website.
Start the Mother’s Day weekend off right this Saturday with a Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at the Natural Resource Center in Russell Woods Forest Preserve. The walk will be held Saturday, May 7th from 10 am – 2:00 pm. The DeKalb County Forest Preserve District will lead the Wildflower Walk at the Natural Resource Center in Russell Woods Forest Preserve, 11750 State Rt. 72 in Genoa.
On Sunday, O’Leary’s Mothers Day Brunch is back! Come to O’Leary’s between 9am – 2pm for a huge buffet brunch especially for Mother’s Day. Reservations are encouraged, please call 815-748-0000 to reserve your spot. Don’t miss DeKalb’s finest Brunch Buffet. Complimentary glass of champagne or a mimosa for all adults. $18.95 for Adults, $9.95 for children under 10 and children under 4 are free. Click here to see full buffet menu. Visit their website now.
Mother’s Day Brunch will also be offered at Timber Creek Inn & Suites in Sandwich on Sunday, May 8th from 10am – 2pm. Prices are $17.95 – Adults, $10.95 – ages 10 & under and kids under 3 are free. View Menu online. Click here for more information and reservations.
A Masonic Mothers Day Breakfast Buffet will be offered on Sunday, May 8, from 9am to 1pm, DeKalb Masonic Temple on Fairview & S. 4th Street. For $8 a person ($4 for kids under 15, $20 for a family) you’ll enjoy: • scrambled eggs• sausage, bacon and ham• hashbrowns• pancakes, french toast and waffles• fresh fruit salad• biscuits and gravy• bagels with cream cheese• assorted juices• assorted cereals• coffee and milk. Come on out and bring mom to the one place where you’re guaranteed not to have to wait!
After food, how about a museum visit? Mother’s Day at Midwest Museum of Natural History is a special day. In honor of mothers, all moms and grandmothers will enjoy free admission on Mother’s Day from 12-5:00 pm.
The Midwest Museum of Natural History is located at 425 West State Street in Sycamore. Visit their website
It’s President’s Day and the Midwest Museum of Natural History will be electing a president of the Museum! Visit the Museum today since the kids are out of school and outside play doesn’t look like it’s in the picture with today’s weather.
During your visit choose the animal you think should be president: Hercules the tortoise, Princess the snake, the African lion, the African elephant, or the polar bear. Pick your candidate, create a poster for your candidate and cast your vote. Their new museum president will be announced and honored on Tuesday, February 22.
The Midwest Museum of Natural History is located at 425 W. State St. in Sycamore and is open from 10am- 5pm today. Admission costs are: Children (12 and under): $5, Seniors (ages 62+): $5 and Adults: $6. For more information please visit their website.
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.
The Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore is hosting its 3 day Summer Camp: ‘Animal Adventures’ this week, from July 13-16, 9am-11am, and 1pm-3pm. Kids entering 1st-3rd grade may attend the 9am session, and kids 4th grade and up can attend the 1pm session.
The Mission of the Midwest Museum on Natural History is to inspire an appreciation for the great diversity of the natural environment and human culture through education and recreation. Russell Schelkopf is a local veterinarian, entrepreneur, community leader, conservationist and life-long hunter. In 2004, Schelkopf donated his priceless collection of preserved mounts to the City of Sycamore. His collection was the seed that sprouted the Midwest Museum of Natural History.
Cost for the 3 day summer camp is $60/non-member children, and $55/member children. Registration is required. For more information about this exciting opportunity, visit www.mmnh.org or call 815-895-9777.