Recycled Play Day at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield

Elizabeth Bazan
Recycled Play Day at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Fun never looked this green. Families are invited to “Recycled Play Day” – a Super Saturday family event on Saturday, April 1 from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield.

The “Recycled Play Day” event will kick off Earth Month at the Museum with engaging activities centered on reducing, reusing, and recycling.  Families will work together to build a giant playhouse out of repurposed cardboard boxes. Children will be able to create a piece of art using reclaimed materials with local artist Katherine Pauley. 

Also at the Museum on “Recycled Play Day,” the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will host a relay game that will challenge children to sort recyclables and other waste.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will have an interactive computer game about native and non-native species.

Activities during the event are recommended for children ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult.

For additional information, contact the Museum by email at or by phone at 217-782-0061. The program is sponsored by Bank of Springfield.

Activities are free with Museum admission ($5 admission for adults ages 19-64; free admission for children, seniors, and veterans). The Illinois State Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon until 4:30 p.m.  The Museum is located at 502 South Spring Street in Springfield.
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