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Dinosaur Dig Pit in Dunn Museum

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Field trips to the Dunn Museum in Libertyville provide school and scout groups interactive programs that encourage group work and critical thinking. School field trips are available for ages 4–grade 8. If your classroom can’t make the trip to the Dunn Museum, our education staff can come to your school. Our in-school programs and educators are packed and ready to travel. School field trips and in-school programs are designed to address Illinois Learning Standards and can be customized to fit your needs. Email or call Nicole Stocker at 847-968-3422 to book a school field trip or in-school program. 

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

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. 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 3–12 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Civil War School Day* Grades 5–8     checkmark  
Dinosaur Tales Age 4–Grade 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Discovering Dinosaurs Grades 3–5 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Early Life in Lake County Age 4–Grade 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Early Settlers of Lake County Grades 3–5 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Ice Age Mammals Grades 3–5 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Lake County: Past to Present Grades 3–5 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Mighty Mastodons Age 4–Grade 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Potawatomi Lifeways Grades 3–5 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Uncovering the Underground Railroad Grades 5–8 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Woodland Stories Age 4–Grade 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark

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

In-school Programs

Museum In-School Programs Grade Fall Winter Spring Summer
Dinosaur Tales Age 4–Grade 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Discovering Dinosaurs Grades 3–5 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Early Life in Lake County Age 4–Grade 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Early Settlers of Lake County Grades 3–5 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Ice Age Mammals Grades 3–5 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Lake County: Past to Present Grades 3–5 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Mighty Mastodons Age 4–Grade 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Potawatomi Lifeways Grades 3–5 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Woodland Stories Age 4–Grade 2 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark

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