Lake County Discovery Museum

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Seasonal Description - Winter:

Be whooshed through 10,000 years of Lake County history, meet an 11-foot tall mastodon and check out the world's largest collection of picture postcards. Explore the prairie themed Children's Learning Gallery, for kids 10 and under featuring a variety of hands-­on activities including a puppet log, leaf-blowing stump and interactives designed to encourage exploration, help kids develop motor skills, express their creativity and learn about nature. The Children's Learning Gallery is occasionally closed for education programs; call 847-968-3400 for daily hours. The museum is located in Lakewood, Lake County's largest forest preserve, with picnic shelters, fishing ponds and trails.

Seasonal Description - Spring:

Experience 10,000 years of Lake County history, meet an 11-foot tall mastodon and check out the world's largest collection of picture postcards. Learn about the lives of children in the past through the newest exhibition, Growing Up in Lake County and explore the prairie-themed Children's Learning Gallery, for kids 10 and under, featuring a variety of hands-­on activities designed to encourage exploration, help kids develop motor skills, express their creativity and learn about nature. The Children's Learning Gallery is occasionally closed for education programs; call 847-968-3400 for daily hours. The museum is located in Lakewood, Lake County's largest forest preserve, with picnic shelters, fishing ponds and trails.

Seasonal Description - Summer:

Experience 10,000 years of Lake County history, meet an 11-foot tall mastodon and check out the world's largest collection of picture postcards. Learn about the lives of children in the past through the newest exhibition, Growing Up in Lake County and explore the prairie-themed Children's Learning Gallery, for kids 10 and under, featuring a variety of hands-­on activities designed to encourage exploration, help kids develop motor skills, express their creativity and learn about nature. The Children's Learning Gallery is occasionally closed for education programs; call 847-968-3400 for daily hours. The museum is located in Lakewood, Lake County's largest forest preserve, with picnic shelters, fishing ponds and trails.

Seasonal Description - Fall:

Be whooshed through 10,000 years of Lake County history, meet an 11-foot tall mastodon and check out the world's largest collection of picture postcards. Explore the prairie themed Children's Learning Gallery, for kids 10 and under featuring a variety of hands-­on activities including a puppet log, leaf-blowing stump and interactives designed to encourage exploration, help kids develop motor skills, express their creativity and learn about nature. Special exhibits include "A Picture is Worth A Thousand Yards: Sports Photography of Walter Payton," which runs through Sept. 27, and "Civil War Journey: The Maps and Sketches of Private Robert Sneden," which opens Oct. 1 and runs through Jan. 3, 2016. The Children's Learning Gallery is occasionally closed for education programs; call 847-968-3400 for daily hours. The museum is located in Lakewood, Lake County's largest forest preserve, with picnic shelters, fishing ponds and trails.

Days/Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $6, $2.50 kids 4-17, $3 students 18-25 and seniors 62+, free kids 3 and under, free members. Discount Tuesday $3, free kids 17 and under