Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Summer fun for kids at the Spurlock Museum

The Spurlock Museum Education staff is excited about our summer offerings for kids. There are three different programs available:

Wrapped Up in Ancient Egypt • June 6 • 1:30-4:00 PM
Participants ages 8-13 will visit hands-on stations that highlight the mummy-making process and head home with their own “tomb-to-go!” Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Cost: $3. Contact Kim Sheahan (217-244-3355 or

Castles, Catapults, and Coats of Arms • June 23-25 • 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
The Museum is pleased to offer Club Invention’s "Castles, Catapults, and Coats of Arms," a hands-on, three-day, summer enrichment program that blends science and history and focuses on the lifestyles and scientific ideas of Medieval Europe. Participants will build (towers, catapults, water wheels), create (jewelry, shields), and spend time in the Spurlock Museum’s Gallery of European Cultures. Registration ends Monday June 15, costs $70, and is open to children entering grades 3 - 7. Space is limited. Contact Brook Taylor (217-265-0474 or

It's All Greek to Me • July 10 • 1:30-4:00 PM
Kids 9 to 14 years old! Join the Museum staff for an afternoon celebrating ancient Greece. Activities will include storytelling, dressing up as heroes, heroines, and gods, performing a play in the Greek style, artifact seek-and-finds, and a “Guess the Olympic Sport” game. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Cost: $3. Contact Kim Sheahan (217-244-3355 or