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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Dryptosaurus at the Dunn: Designing a Dinosaur through Art and Science (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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    October 17, 2019
    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Come learn about one of America's first dinosaur discoveries, Dryptosaurus. See the life-sized flesh-reconstruction of the predator and hear all about the process from the artist, Tyler Keillor, who created it.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • Chocolate in Life and Death (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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    October 20, 2019
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Learn about how chocolate was made and consumed in ancient Mexico and its use in Dia de los Muertos traditions today. We’ll grind roasted cacao beans on a metate and demonstrate how to prepare a traditional drinking chocolate.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Homeschool Companion: A Celebration of Souls (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
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    October 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join other homeschoolers to explore the exhibition A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico. Learn more about the traditions of this holiday through a tour of the exhibit and hands-on activities.
  • Lunchtime Tours: A Celebration of Souls (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
    Event details
    October 23, 2019
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Bess Bower Dunn Museum
    1899 W Winchester Road
    Libertyville, IL , 60048

    Tour through the exhibit A Celebration of Souls to learn more about the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos in southern Mexico.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Dunn Museum Teacher Open House (05:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
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    October 24, 2019
    05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Learn about exciting programs and resources for your class. Take part in sessions with Museum Education staff and Environmental Education staff, including learning about our new Teacher Ambassador program (see the document below for program details).
Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Family Celebration Day (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
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    October 26, 2019
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Experience the exhibit, A Celebration of Souls, through crafts, activities, and demonstrations and learn more about the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Bilingual Storytime: The Dead Family Diaz (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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    October 30, 2019
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    ¡Conoce las tradiciones mexicanas sobre el Día de Muertos! Nos divertimos con cuentos, canciones y manualidades.

    Learn about the Mexican traditions about the Day of the Dead! We will have fun with stories, songs and crafts.


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