- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Explore the world of nocturnal animals with fun crafts and activities. In addition to art activities, fun facts will be shared throughout the weekend with educational resources to continue the learning fun. Content will be posted to the ISM Family Fun website at bit.ly/ismfamilyfun and in the Facebook event, bit.ly/NightCreaturesEvent. You can participate by responding "going" to the event or checking the website during the event weekend. From Friday to Sunday, you’ll find new content for your family to enjoy.
For more at-home fun, reserve a free activity kit by September 28. Activity kits will include supplies for three craft activities (some additional supplies needed). Check out bit.ly/NightCreaturesKits for more information and to reserve your kits. Kit reservations required, supplies limited to 100 participants. Kits must be picked up curbside at the Museum on September 30 or October 1.
Everyone who completes an activity and shares a photo via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in the Facebook event will be entered in a drawing for a prize from Lincoln’s Little Toy Shop. You can choose one of the recommended activities posted during the event or come up with your own activity. You can post or send your entry through Monday, October 5.* We'll announce the winner and feature our favorite photos on social media after the event.
This virtual event is sponsored by bankwithBOS. Activities will be geared toward elementary age children and their families, but most will be adaptable to other ages.
*Prize Drawing Details: Please submit family-friendly content only. The Museum reserves the right to remove or hide any content it feels is inappropriate for its audience. Only one entry per individual for the drawing, though you may post/send as many photos as you like during the event. Winners will have to share their name and address to receive their prizes. This information will not be shared outside the Museum and will not be used for purposes other than mailing prizes.