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  Where Are the Wild Things?   

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Where Are the Wild Things?

  • Location: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Springfield
  • Date: Sunday, October 31, 2010, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Annual Halloween Event

Admission at the door: $2 per trick-or-treater, $1 for accompanying adults

The Illinois State Museum has joined the genH Coalition and WDBR 103.7 FM Radio to present the 24th annual Where Are the Wild Things?, a fun and educational trick-or-treat event. Your "wild thing" will have a blast learning about nature, the human body, and how to stay safe and active this Halloween through games, hands-on activities, and crafts. Activities will include seeing live insects, exploring a bat cave, learning about healthy hearts, healthy cooking demonstration, photos with a Friendly Witch (additional $2 per photo), and much more.

Every child will receive a grab bag full of toys and prizes and will be eligible to win other fantastic door prizes.This year's grand door prizes will include a boy's and girl's bicycle (donated by Target and Meijer) and a Wii (donated by Best Buy).

Live entertainment in Thorne Deuel Auditorium:
1:00 pm - The Glow-in-the-Dark Show presented by Comedic Juggler Troy Roark
2:00 pm - Magician Eldon Roark
3:00 & 4:00 pm - Salsa with Julio Barrenzuela

Costumes are encouraged. Proceeds from this event support educational programs at the Museum throughout the year. For more information, contact Elizabeth Bazan at ebazan@museum.state.il.us or (217) 782-5993.

The genH (generation Healthy!) Coalition is a non-profit, grassroots Coalition comprised of health professionals, educators, fitness experts, parents and concerned citizens dedicated to improving the health of every child. The genH Coalition works with school districts, families and community organizations to educate, empower, increase physical activity and improve the nourishment our children receive. genH kids know that Healthy Bodies translate into Healthy Minds, Healthy Behavior, and a Healthy Future!! For more information, visit the genH Coalition website

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!
Please let these businesses know that you appreciate their support of the Illinois State Museum.

Ace Hardware
Bergh-White Opticians, Inc.
Buraski Builders
Dance Arts Studio, Inc.
Daton Kaisner, State Farm Agent
Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden
Frye-Williamson Press, Inc.
Koke Mill Medical Associates, Dr. Lorie Bleyer
Marine Bank
Mel-O-Cream Donuts Intnl., Inc.
Dr. P.J. and Grace Luttrell Nanavati
O'Connor Mailing Service
Selvaggio Steel
SpringfieldMoms.org
Sutton Siding & Remodeling, Inc.
United Community Bank

Thank you to our Door Prize Sponsors!
BJ Grand Salon & Spa
Baskin Robbins
Beckie Dyer
Best Buy
China Towne "Ceramics Painted by You"
Family Video
Irene & Steve Boyer
Jan White-Brady
Knight's Action Park
Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society
Lincoln Memorial Garden
McDonalds-McGraw Enterprises, Inc.
Meijer
Panera Bread
R&M Cyclery
Sangamon Auditorium
Shop 'n Save
Springfield Disc Golf Club
Springfield Racquet & Fitness Center
Target
YMCA, Springfield

Click here to full press release.

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