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Tot Time Program Receives State-wide Award posted November 05, 2014
For Immediate Release.  November 5, 2014   Tot Time Receives Award  - Lewistown, IL Dickson Mounds Museum has received an Award of Merit for Christa Christensen’s Tot Time program from the Illinois Association of Museums.  Tot Time introduces young children, ages 1 through 5, to a variety subjects from fish to clouds and much in between through presentations and hands-on activities, especially the production of things that may be taken home for further enjoyment.  The once-a-month program has attracted a large following of tots and parents, grandparents, and day-care providers. Read more ...

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John James Audubon: Extinct and Endangered Species Exhibition Opens posted October 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2014, Springfield, IL A selection of the Illinois State Museum's John James Audubon print collection will be showcased in a new exhibition in the Museum's temporary|PERMANENTgallery on the second floor. Read more ...

Volunteers Needed for Play Museum Children’s Area at the Illinois State Museum posted September 30, 2014
Volunteers Needed for Play Museum Children’s Area at the Illinois State Museum The Illinois State Museum, Springfield seeks friendly, energetic volunteers to work with visitors in the Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum, the hands-on children’s area at the Illinois State Museum. Read more ...

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Play Museum Teacher Kits posted August 28, 2014
For More Information Contact: Kara Fedje PRESS RELEASE: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, August 27, 2014 ANNOUNCING: A new, exciting resource for teachers from the Illinois State Museum!Thanks to a grant from the Susan Cook House Educational Trust, The Illinois State Museum is now able to offer Play Museum Outreach Kits. Read more ...

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Two New Exhibits Open at the Illinois State Museum posted June 20, 2014
ART+SCIENCETwo new exhibits are opening at the Illinois State Museum. Distress Calls: Birds of Illinois will be opening in the Hot Science Gallery in the Changes exhibition and A Rural Lens: Photographs of Frank Sadorus will be displayed in the newly unveiled temporary|PERMANENT gallery on the second floor. Read more ...

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