Kids and families can explore a different theme every Tuesday
and learn something new about our nation's military history. June
3: Combat Communications. See and learn about different
communication equipment from the museum's Education Collection and
use WWII replica radios to communicate. June 10: Smells Like
History. Take a whiff from the scent bottle and try to identify the
smell. June 17: Learn how soldiers' protective helmets have changed
through the years and try them on. June 24: What's New in WWII?
Learn about scary, scandalous and sweet new inventions of the
1940s, then help the scientists create something "silly" to bring
Includes music and other interactive entertainment.
Kids can plant, weed, water and more in the garden, maintained by The Organic Gardener, a Glencoe-based organization, who will also offer special activities every Tuesday and Saturday (2-3 p.m.). Activities include crafting seed packets, edible necklaces, and window greenhouses.
The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Other workshops include kayaking, water and travel safety, backyard adventures, and bird watching. All workshops are approximately 20 minutes in length and kids will get a free lanyard and then earn a free, collectible pin for every workshop completed (while supplies last).