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Museum Campus Exploration Day

Event information

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Isle a la Cache Museum

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An exterior of a Native American longhouse surrounded by trees. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

Have you ever wondered what’s going on in our 18th-century Traders Cabin or wanted to peek inside the Native American longhouse above the pollinator garden? This is your chance to explore all the buildings at Isle a la Cache Museum and learn about the French fur traders and Potawatomi who once called this area home. Drop in for self-guided exploration during normal operating hours.

Additionally, join us to celebrate World Rivers Day by exploring what critters call the Des Plaines River home. We will use nets to scoop for aquatic critters and then take a closer look at them. Equipment will be provided, however feel free to bring your own personal equipment.

All animals will be released back into the river at the end of the program. Please dress in clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty.


Event requirements

No registration required.

Indoor facilities are accessible; outdoor areas are accessible via paved and limestone trails. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.