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MUSEUMS AT THE CROSSROADS

PASSPORT PROGRAM

 

The Museums at the Crossroads Consortium represents eleven diverse museums in Champaign County!  What?  You didn’t know that there were eleven museums?   Through this Passport program, we encourage you to discover new museums and make return visits to old friends, because, as we say . . . . there is an “adventure in every direction!”  So how does it work?  


Pick up a passport at any of the Consortium museums. Each time you visit a different member museum (minimum of 10 minutes per visit), have your passport stamped. Three stamps wins you a small token of our appreciation. Visit all 11 museums for a special prize. One passport per family, please. For more information, contact Kim Sheahan at 217-244-3355 or ksheahan@illinois.edu.


This year’s program includes a collaboration with the Paws to Read summer reading program at these county libraries:
Champaign Public LibraryDouglass Branch Library
Mahomet Public LibraryRantoul Public Library
Urbana Free Library


Passports are available at collaborating libraries, as well as the member museums and the Museums at the Crossroads website: m-crossroads.org. Member museums also will be presenting programs at these library locations.  The schedule includes:   

 

June 12 • 6:30 pm • Mahomet Public Library
Paws to Read: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Animal stories by Kim Sheahan • free


June 14 • 10 am • Staerkel Planetarium
Animals in Space: Real and Imaginary • $3 admission

 

June 14 • 11 am - 5pm • Museum of the Grand Prairie

Come on out for a celebration of all things DOG! Bring your favorite furry friend and learn about the history of (Hu)man’s Best Friend, some training tips from the Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana, and more! Don’t have a dog? Give a scratch to one of the Champaign County Human Society’s “Creature Teachers”, or learn about adopting a furry friend of your own! free

 

June 26 • 7 pm • Rantoul Public Library
Paws to Read: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Animal stories by Kim Sheahan • free


July 5 • 3 pm • Champaign Public Libary
Animals and People and Artifacts, Oh My!
Artifacts and stories with Kim Sheahan • free

 

July 13 • 5-7 pm • Museum of the Grand Prairie

Join us for a musical evening filled with animal-themed songs! In honor of the library summer reading theme “PAWS For Reading”, we have put together a concert with the band Two Boys Goin’ Nowhere for all ages to enjoy. free

 

July 19 • 10:30-11:15 am • Urbana Public Library
Paws to Read: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Animal stories by Kim Sheahan • free


July 21 • 3 pm • Douglass Branch Library
Paws to Read: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Animal stories by Kim Sheahan • free


All summer • Museum Hours • Krannert Art Museum
Grab the Animal Adventure Guide at the information desk and search for elephants, beetles, and even dragons while checking out art across time and place!

DOWNLOAD YOUR PASSPORT TODAY, CLICK HERE!  

 

Participating Champaign County Museums:

Anita Purves Nature Center