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Children’s Programs

Passport to Adventure – May 1-August 31

Sponsored by the Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association (KDRMA), museum explorers of all ages searching for inexpensive, nearby entertainment opportunities this summer are in luck. Local museums throughout the Fox Valley and DuPage County area, including Oswego’s historic Little White School Museum, invite participants to embark on a quest to find fun facts, mysterious stories, amazing outdoors, and unbelievable history right here in their backyards. All the wonders that local museums have to offer including art, history and living history, science, games, and nature can be explored. Many sites have designed activities for those who participate in the program and will provide a stamp in each Passport booklet for visiting. The Adventure begins May 1 and concludes August 31, 2017. Begin your adventure and pick up a Passport at the Little White School Museum today!

Junior Museum Docents

Spend Saturday afternoons this summer exploring the Little White School Museum! Learn about Oswego history through the museum’s exhibits by playing 4 different question and answer games. Complete all 4 games and receive a “Junior Docent” badge and certificate. Participants will receive their badges on the last day and may bring their families to provide a guided tour to them. Participants may stop in to complete their assignment each week between 1:00-4:00pm July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29. Pre-registration is required and covers all assignment dates. Suitable for ages 8-12. $10(R)/$15(N)

Kick-Off to Flag Day

Prepare to celebrate National Flag Day by learning the meaning, history, care and tradition of the American Flag. Participants will be able to make a paper flag to take with them to celebrate Flag Day on June 14. Pre-registration is recommended but walk-in registration at the door is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is presented in partnership with the Oswego Public Library District. FREE!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017  1:00pm-3:00pm

Father’s Day Gift Making

Got a super dad? Surprise him this Father’s Day with a one-of-a-kind gift made by you! Spoil dad with this special gift topped off with a homemade card, and you will be sure to create a gift to remember. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, June 12, 2017 10:00am-11:30am

Feed the Birds

Birds will enjoy these tasty treats you make especially for them! Learn how to make a natural feeder to attract birds to your backyard. Peanut butter and a variety of birdseed will be used in this program. Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 5-12. $9(R)/$14(N).

Monday, June 19, 2017 2:00pm-2:45pm

Monday, July 17, 2017 10:00am-10:45am

Bikes on Parade – Patriotic Style

Turn your bike into a patriotic masterpiece! Grab your bike and head to Heritage Park at the Little White School Museum where supplies will be available to decorate your bike for some 4th of July fun. Invite parents, neighbors, and friends to come watch the bike parade where participants will show off their creations. Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 5-12. $12(R)/$17(N).

Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00pm-12:45pm

Kid’s Summer STEAM Day

Don’t let the STEAMy days of summer get by without a day of hands-on STEAM discovery! Create a kaleidoscope, bubble wand, tiny greenhouse and more while learning and experimenting with science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Be sure to pack a lunch for this full day of learning, playing and fun. Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 5-12. $45(R)/$54(N)

Monday, July 10, 2017 10:00am-3:30pm

Scavenger Snap – Summer Scenes

Show us the world through your lens! This is a self-guided scavenger hunt for photographers of all ages, levels and abilities. You will receive a list of items to photograph by the deadline. Turn in your photos for judging and have them showcased in a gallery. Win prizes in different categories based upon your creativity and vision. Scavenger hunt lists and additional directions will be sent via email before the hunt begins July 1. Gallery showing and awards will be held July 30. All participants must pre-register for this snappy summer event!

Sunday, July 30, 2017 Gallery Show 12:00pm-5:00pm