Field Trips Programs

Field Trip: DuPage Children’s Museum

dupage children's museum

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: DuPage Children’s Museum – 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540


As more libraries provide hands-on learning experiences and interactive spaces for children and families, we can learn from children’s museums and their knowledge of child development, exhibit design, and techniques for scaffolding learning in their spaces.

Join the Recharge Committee at the recently renovated DuPage Children’s Museum to learn about the theory behind the design of the museum’s play areas and exhibits, and how they facilitate learning. Participants will hear a presentation by the DuPage Children’s Museum’s Early Childhood Specialist, and then tour the museum during open hours to see the exhibits in action!

9:30 – 10:00 AM – Arrival and networking

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – “Theory Behind the Design” presentation & tour of the museum

Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Cost: FREE, sponsored by TBS, H.W. Wilson, Gale Cengage Learning, and Recorded Books.

Field Trips

Field Trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

IllinoisHolocaustMuseumEach fall, the RLA CE Committee sponsors a field trip to a local library, museum, or archive. We’re happy to announce that this year’s field trip will take place at the new world-class Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, IL! The trip will consist of a tour of the museum itself and then a short tour of the education center. This event is being sponsored by HW Wilson so we are able to cover the entry fees for the first forty people who register. And, finally, more good news…parking is free!

What: Fall Field Trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Where: 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077 [map and directions]

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Please meet at the entrance to the Karkomi Permanent Exhibition no later than 9:50am.

Cost: Free – sponsored by HW Wilson (attendance is limited to 40 people)

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