On September 1, the Museum closed its doors at Lakewood Forest Preserve to begin the move to its new location in Libertyville. While the Museum is closed, learning will not stop. Our professional educators will continue to provide experience-based learning in the form of select field trips and in-school programs for the 2016–2017 school year. Educators will visit classrooms with artifacts and activities on a variety of local history topics. For details on school programs, contact Nicole Stocker at 847-968-3422 or email

Our staff will offer scout programs on select days throughout the year. Check the website calendar or Horizons for scout program opportunities. 

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Teacher Training and Open House

We typically offer a Teacher Open House in the fall and trainings throughout the year. Learn about programs and resources for your class, and take part in teacher training sessions with Museum and Environmental education staff. Up to two CPDUs available. Check our calendar for dates or sign up for our educator email list.

Field Trips

Museum Field Trips Grade Fall Winter Spring Summer
All the Way with Adlai Grades 5–12
Civil War School Day* Grades 5–8      
Dinosaur Tales Age 4–Grade 1
Discovering Dinosaurs Grades 2–4
Early Life in Lake County Age 4–Grade 2
Early Settlers of Lake County Grades 2–4
Ice Age Mammals Grades 2–4
Lake County: Past to Present Grades 2–4
Mighty Mastodons Age 4–Grade 1
Potawatomi Lifeways Grades 2–4
Uncovering the Underground Railroad Grades 5–8
Woodland Stories Age 4–Grade 1

*PROGRAM FULL. SPECIAL EVENT PROGRAM: Programs feature guest speakers and are only offered on specific dates each year.

Museum In-School Programs Grade Fall Winter Spring Summer
Dinosaur Tales Age 4–Grade 1
Discovering Dinosaurs Grades 2–4
Early Life in Lake County Age 4–Grade 2
Early Settlers of Lake County Grades 2–4
Ice Age Mammals Grades 2–4
Lake County: Past to Present Grades 2–4
Mighty Mastodons Age 4–Grade 1
Potawatomi Lifeways Grades 2–4
Woodland Stories Age 4–Grade 1

Environmental Education School & Scout

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