Monday, July 5, 2010

Macy's Museum Pass Update!

Looking for fun things to do around town this month? Here is a list of the events going on at the museums included in the library's Macy's Museum Pass Program. Stop in to see if passes are available to these museums and enjoy their special events!

Brookfield Zoo
Great Bear Wilderness! This state-of-the-art, naturalist exhibit is the largest permanent exhibit ever built at Brookfield Zoo and is the new home to iconic North American animals: polar bears, grizzly bears, wolves, bald eagles, and bison. Come check it out! Ongoing event.

Elgin Public Museum
Adventures in the park - Camoflauge! Explore how mammals, birds, and reptiles all hide themselves to survive in the wild. Event: Saturday July 10, Noon -2pm.

Ladybug Release Party! The Elgin Community Garden Network along witht he Elgin Public Museum is hosting this insect-friendly program. Learn more about these insects and how they can improve your garden, then release hundreds of ladybugs to help control the Park's insect pets. Light refreshments provided, but feel free to bring a picnic to share with your family before the event. Children will receive free ladybug hats while supplies last. Call the museum or email elginladybugs@gmail.com to register. Event: Friday July 16, 7pm.

Adventures in the park - Moths vs. Butterflies. Have fun learning about the natural history of area insects: Nocturnal or Diurnal? Skinny body or plump? Furry antenna or sleek? Discover all of the differences between these winged insects. Event: Saturday July 24, Noon - 2pm.

Graue Mill and Museum
Monarch Magic. Learn all about these beautiful butterflies, the Illinois state insect. Event: Sunday July 18, 1-3pm.

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Dazzling Colors: The evolution of Plains Reservation Art. This exhibit allows the viewer to trace adaptations in materials, techniques, and styles of Native American cultures of the Plains region before, during, and after the Reservation Period. Exhibit: July 3 - October 13 2010.

Morton Arboretum
Steelroots: Tobin at the Morton Arboretum. Explore 14 dramatic steelroot scultures of abstract root forms in our outdoor galleries. Exhibit: April 9 2010 through January 31, 2011.

National Hellenic Museum
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: A Look Inside the Lightning Thief. This summer, Percy fans will get the chance to step inside the world of ancient Greek mythology in this exhibit. Visitors will get an up-close and personal look at some of their favorite props from the film and also test their knowledge of the gods and goddesses at the "Lotus Casino" Exhibit: June 3 - September 4 2010.

Remember to check back each month for an update on the events going on in the museums featured in our Museum Pass Program. Stop by the Youth Services desk on the 2nd floor for more information today!

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