Youth Programs

Monday Mystery at the Museum

What’s inside the mystery box? Ask questions, discover clues then make a guess! Once you solve the Monday Mystery, read stories and participate in activities related to the hidden theme. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Presented in partnership with the Oswego Public Library District. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration at the door is welcome.  Suitable for ages 3 and up with an adult. There is no charge for this program.

Mondays, June 4-July 30, 10:30-11:00am

We Dig Fossils!

Try your hand at fossil hunting! Your team has been selected to join a “dig” at the Little White School Museum where we’ve located the remains of a long extinct species of animal. What is it? Use your investigative skills to decide. We will use simple materials so you can learn to excavate fossils. Suitable for ages 5-12.  Pre-registration is required. $12.00 (R)/$19.00 (N).

Saturday June 23, 1:30-3:00pm

History Detectives

Prove or disprove historic mysteries using research and investigative techniques analyzing photographs and documents to glean important information as to purpose, timeframe or historical significance. Sharpen your skills as you question, investigate and discover. Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 11+. $5.00 (R)/$7.00 (N).

Tuesday July 17 – Photographs & Documents, 12:30-1:30pm

Tuesday July 24- Oral Histories & Objects, 12:30-1:30pm

Pop UP!

Create your own pop up exhibit using your favorite things from home! We’ll learn how to write museum labels about your things and design your very own exhibit inside a real museum. Please bring three of your favorite things from home and a few stories you could tell about them. Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 8+. $5.00 (R)/$7.00 (N).

Tuesday July 17, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Extraordinary Teens

Examine the lives and accomplishments of several local teens and others who have done amazing things for their age. Two teens are highlighted at the Little White School Museum for their amazing feats. Bring a blanket or pillow, sit on the floor, get comfy, get empowered and get inspired!. Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 11+. $5.00 (R)/$7.00 (N).

Thursday August 2, 7:00pm-8:00pm