Press Room -- Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown
Live Bat Show at Dickson Mounds posted October 09, 2014
Lewistown, IL – Dickson Mounds Museum presents “Goin’ Batty” on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1:00 - 4:00pm. Sharon Peterson of Incredible Bats will present a live bat show featuring Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-Colored Bats. The presentation will highlight the importance of bats, e.g., how they help pollinate plants and trees and eat mosquitoes, and dispel many myths. Participants will have an up-close look at these unique creatures. Photo opportunities with the bats will be available after the presentation. Local researchers will also be on-hand to provide insight into the bat populations of the Illinois River Valley. Kids may also enjoy hands-on craft activities before and after the program. Read more ...
The Dickson Mounds Museum, a branch of the Illinois State Museum and a National Historic Site, is one of the major on-site archaeological museums in the United States. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of the American Indian in an awe inspiring journey through 12,000 years of human experience in the Illinois River Valley.
Visitors to the museum, in west-central Illinois, encounter innovative interpretive exhibits; exciting hands-on activities; archaeological sites; and a variety of special events in a rural setting.
The museum is open year-round, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). There is no admission charge.
- 10956 North Dickson Mounds Road
Lewistown, IL 61542
- Daily 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
- Contact Information
- Telephone: 309-547-3721
- 60 Miles northwest of Springfield, Routes 78 and 97
Location on MapQuest.