Last updated: 4/29/2011
Elgin, Illinois
225 Grand Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60120
phone: 847-741-6655
September 1 - May 31
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 1 - September 1
Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Donations gratefully accepted.
Museum Type(s)
Peggie Stromberg, Executive Director
phone: 847-741-6655
Cherrie Musial, Education Co-ordinator
Denice Beck, Museum Co-ordinator, Store Manager
Mike Mcgrath, Contact
phone: 847-741-6655

New exhibits are added at least once yearly with many special programs held throughout the year.


Located in a building built in 1907, the oldest building in Illinois built to serve as a Museum. Set in a large park including playgrounds, pool, farm zoo and other amenities.

Artifact Collections
  • Extensive collection of bird mounts. Other mounts, rocks, minerals, Native American, etc.
  • Educational Programs

    School programs, Scouting, teacher workshops, Family programming, all based on Natural History, Science and Anthropology. See website for details.

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