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Youth Programs

Passport to Adventure Program

The Little White School Museum is a participating location in the KDRMA (Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association) Passport to Adventure Program. Stop in to the museum and pick up a passport today! Begin or continue your adventure through local museums, nature centers, galleries and more. Great fun for any age all year long! Passports available daily during regular museum hours. For more information visit the KDRMA Passport to Adventure website. The 2019-2020 program begins May 1.

 

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 (even cookies!) to learn how to excavate fossils. Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 5-12. $12(R)/$19(N).

Sunday September 22 1:00-2:30pm

 

School Days in a One Room Schoolhouse

What was it like to go to school in a one room schoolhouse? How did you learn? What special jobs were students assigned? How did leaning take place with one teacher and children of various ages? Spend an afternoon back in time as you experience what it may have been like to be a student in a one room schoolhouse! Pre-registration is required. Suitable for ages 7-9. $7(R)/$9(N).

Sunday October 20 1:00-2:00pm

 

Apple Head Carving

Have some fun with a yummy and versatile apple. Since the Oswego area was settled, apples have been baked, canned, dried, and pressed. Now you can carve your own apple head complete with eyes, nose, and a mouth. This traditional folk art is a great fall decoration and can be used as a ‘spooky’ addition to your Halloween fun. Children must attend with an adult. Stop in anytime between 12:30-3:30pm to create your apple head. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration the day of the program is welcome. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. Suitable for ages 5+ with an adult. Free.

Saturday October 5 12:30-3:30pm

Sunday October 6 12:30-3:30pm

Christmas Decorations – Victorian Style

Stop by the Little White School Museum between 12:30 and 3:30pm and make holiday decorations that you can take home and share. These Victorian themed crafts will add a special touch to any celebration. Children must attend with an adult. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration the day of the program is welcome. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District.Suitable for ages 3+ with an adult. Free.

Saturday December 7 12:30-3:30pm

Sunday December 8 12:30-3:30pm

Lego® Trains in Action

Toy trains have always been a favorite of kids young and old. Enjoy an exciting display complete with trains, buildings, vehicles and people this holiday season. Open Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15 during regular museum hours. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.

December 14 & 15