This summer the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at Illinois is exploring the natural world with three month-long series of programs on precious metals, planets & stars, and plants. Look at the ways different cultures have used natural resources, explained natural phenomena, and found inspiration in the world around them. Examine artifacts, join in songs and stories, and dig into sample materials. Experts from around town and campus will offer demonstrations and discussions.
Each month has a distinct theme, with a series of programs for different ages and learning styles within those themes. The first Sunday of each month is a Time Machine that features multiple activities, presenters, and performers around the Museum. The third Sunday of each month is an Arts Exploration, offering visitors an opportunity to create a different special art project. All other Sundays feature docent-led activities such as mini-tours, scavenger hunts, and touch carts with hands-on artifacts.
Each event starts at 1:00pm and concludes at 3:30pm. All programs are free and available on a drop-in schedule. Visit the Spurlock Upcoming Events Page for more details.
Summer 2018 Schedule
June: Silver and Gold
June 3rd: Time Machine: Silver and Gold
June 10th: Docent-Led Activities: Silver and Gold
June 17th: Arts Exploration: Silver and Gold
June 24th: Docent-Led Activities: Silver and Gold
July: Planets, Stars, and the Moon
July 1st: Time Machine: Planets, Stars, and the Moon
July 8th: Docent-Led Activities: Planets, Stars, and the Moon
July 15th: Arts Exploration: Planets, Stars, and the Moon
July 22nd: Docent-Led Activities: Planets, Stars, and the Moon
July 29th: Docent-Led Activities: Planets, Stars, and the Moon
August 5th: Time Machine: Plants
August 12th: Docent-Led Activities: Plants
August 19th: Arts Exploration: Plants
August 26th: Docent-Led Activities: Plants