Learn All About Pets at the Illinois State Museum on Sept. 23

Elizabeth Bazan
Learn All About Pets at the Illinois State Museum on Sept. 23
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Bring the kids to the Illinois State Museum in Springfield on Sat., Sept. 23 for a special event focused on pets from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Domestic animals, and especially pets, have played an important role in human history. Visitors will learn about pets in the past by exploring the “Ancient Dogs: New Tricks” exhibition in the Museum’s Hot Science gallery, and a display of presidential pets through time.

During this special event, families will also explore how they can contribute to the health of the planet in the present and future as they make decisions about what kind of pets to bring home and how to care for them. Children will enjoy making origami dogs and cats, as well as a pet rock to take home. And while the theme of the event is all about pets, visitors are reminded to leave their pets at home as pets are not allowed in the Museum.

Activities are recommended for children ages 5 and up. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or phone (217) 558-6696.

Also on September 23, the Illinois State Museum is participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! event. Visitors can print or download two free adult admission tickets by visiting Smithsonian.com/museumday.  Regular Museum admission for adults is $5. Youth under age 19, seniors over 64, veterans, and active duty military personnel are always admitted free to the Illinois State Museum in Springfield.
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