Lake County Pop-Up Museum
Through Fall 2017
While the Lake County Discovery Museum is closed in preparation for its move to Libertyville, the Lake County Pop-Up Museum will be appearing around the county at a variety of venues. Learn more »
Maple Syrup Hikes
March 11–12, 18–19 & 25–26, 2017
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Program also available as a school or scout field trip. Learn more »
Lake County History Symposium
April 30, 2017
This day-long symposium focuses on a different theme each year. This year's theme is Immigrant Stories.
As host, the Lake County Discovery Museum seeks proposals for presentations and posters that share original research on the symposium’s theme. Submission guidelines »
Civil War Days
July 8 & 9, 2017
Each July, the Museum hosts Civil War Days, the largest Civil War encampment in Illinois. The event features infantry, cavalry and artillery reenactors, as well as musicians, sutlers, medical personnel and civilians. Ongoing drills, kids’ activities, and Civil War era shopping are available both days. Learn more »
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Join us at Ryerson Woods for a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider. Not scary. Even your littlest will enjoy this family favorite.