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  • Illinois State Museum

    502 S. Spring St., Springfield Downtown

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    $70 non-members, $50 members

    Night at the Museum OvernightFriday, February 7, 6:30 pm - Saturday February 8, 8 amRegistration required by Monday, January 27Family rate one child and one adult: $70 non-members, $50 members; each additional participant $30 non-members, $20 membersGroups of 10 or more: $30 per person A Night at the Museum Overnight is a rare opportunity for you to visit the Museum after dark. This fun-filled nocturnal adventure is open to families and groups with children ages 7-12. Take part in science and art activities, explore the museum, and end the night sleeping with the exhibits… 217-782-6044
  • Sat., Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Nelson Center

    1601 N. Fifth St., Springfield North Side

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    The Springfield Park District welcomes the Springfield community to participate at the Nelson Center on January 25th from 11:30am to 1:30pm (Doors open at 11:00am) We invite you to Discover the Magic of Skating at National Skate Day! Come out and enjoy FREE time on the ice with your friends, family or loved one. Please wear warm and comfortable clothing. Don’t miss out on the FUN and register today, ONLY 100 spots available. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 23, 2020.Register online at www.springfieldparksfun.org, search for Activity # 140417. 217-525-2589
  • Sun., Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m.

    Barnes and Noble Booksellers

    3111 S. Veterans Pkwy, Springfield West Side

    217-546-9440
  • Sun., Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m.

    Barnes & Noble Cafe

    3111 S. Veterans Pkwy., Springfield Springfield Area

    Reduced lighting and sound levels. Hand-on material. All ages are welcome. Register to attend. 217-546-9440. 217-546-9440
  • Sat., Feb. 1, 1, 3:30 & 6:30 p.m.

    The Legacy Theatre

    101 E. Lawrence, Springfield Downtown

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    Join Springfield Dance Theatre on a magical journey through the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh and all his friends in this enchanting children's ballet. You are invited to celebrate with Pooh and Friends at Poohs Hero Party in the Legacy Lounge 30 minutes prior to each performance. Each performance lasts just under an hour, making it kid (and parent) approved! 800-838-3006
  • Sat., Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Illinois State Museum

    502 S. Spring St., Springfield Downtown

    $5 adults ages 19-64

    The moon and stars are iconic of the night sky. Not only do they provide light to break the darkness, they also are used to tell stories and navigate the unknown. Learn to read the night sky with crafts, games and activities. Super Saturdays offer thematic activities recommended for children ages 5 and up each month. Activities take 30-40 minutes to complete and are included with Museum admission. Parents and families are encouraged to participate. For additional information, please contact Sarah Davis at events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-6044. 217-782-6044
  • Sat., Feb. 1, 1-3 p.m.

    Illinois State Museum

    502 S. Spring St., Springfield Downtown

    $5 adults ages 19-64

    Collectors and museums have long been partners in telling stories through objects. Come and see the collections of local children and teens on display at the Museum and hear the story behind each treasure. Junior Collector’s Day will be held in conjunction with Starry Night Super Saturday. Does your child have a collection they would like to share? Children ages 8-16 can register to display their collections by visiting bit.ly/jrcd20 or by contacting Sarah Davis at events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-6044. The Museum will provide a table, tablecloth, and sign for each collector. No buying, selling, or trading may take… 217-782-6044
  • Tue., Feb. 11, 10-11 a.m.

    Illinois State Museum

    502 S. Spring St., Springfield Downtown

    $5 adults ages 19-64

    What do the Ugly Duckling, Little Red Riding Hood, and Anansi the Spider have in common? They are all characters in folktales. Storyteller Mike Anderson will join us for this special Museum Play Date. You’ll hear traditional stories from around the world mixed with songs and activities. Story Time at the Museum is now Museum Play Date! Preschoolers and their care-givers will enjoy an expanded hands-on learning program filled with crafts, games, picture books, songs, and objects from the Museum’s collections. Museum Play Dates take place on the second Tuesday of each month. Free with Museum admission… 217-782-6044
  • Sat., Feb. 15, 12-2 p.m.

    Lincoln Library

    326 S. Seventh St., Springfield Downtown

    Free. Registration is required.

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    Join the Mocha Moms of Central Illinois for a dynamic conversation and art workshop with Dr. Kantara Souffrant on sharing words of wisdom with mothers and caregivers to inspire and uplift young girls. 309-431-1410
  • Sat., Feb. 22, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Southeast High School

    2350 E. Ash St., Springfield East Side

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    Topics include mental health, behavior, transition to adulthood, special education, advocacy and more.Featured speakers include a physician, psychologists, attorneys, advocates, and other professionals. Practical information about your child’s education. Community resource fair with numerous exhibitors. Connect with other parents. Childcare provided at no charge. 217-525-3060
  • Mon., March 2

    Springfield Art Association

    700 N. Fourth St., Springfield Springfield Area

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    Registration opens for SAA members for summer art camps in June and July. Registration for nonmembers begins March. 5. The camps are each one week long and are divided by age groups from age 4 through high school. Fees vary. springfieldart.org. 217-523-2631
  • Sat., March 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Lincoln Library

    326 S. Seventh St., Springfield Downtown

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    In the Defrates Reading Room. 217-753-4900
  • Sat., March 21, 10 a.m.

    Henson Robinson Zoo

    1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., Springfield Lake Springfield Area

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    Help kick off the zoo's 50th year celebration. Ages under 2 are free, ages 3-12 $4.50, adults $6.25 and seniors ages 62+ $4.75. 217-585-1821