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  New! Kids' Night Out Series at the Illinois State Museum   

Springfield, IL—The Illinois State Museum’s new Kids’ Night Out series will kick off on Friday, March 1 with the “Caves!” program from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Children ages 6-10 will spend the evening learning about spelunking, cave formations, and creatures who love the dark. Participants will explore the Museum’s cave in the Changes exhibition, complete science experiments, make a model cave, and play in the Play Museum. A light snack will be also be served.

The fee for Illinois State Museum Society members is $20 for one child and $15 for each additional child from the same family. The non-members fee is $35 for one child and $30 for each additional child from the same family. If not already members, families can join the Museum Society online at or by calling (217) 782-7011. Additional information and registration can be found at

The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois’ natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum’s extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois. The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring St. (on the corner of Spring and Edwards Streets) in Springfield and is open from 8:30 - 5:00 Monday through Saturday and from 12:00 - 5:00 on Sunday. Admission is free.  Parking is available nearby and the building is ADA accessible.


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