Groundhog Gala

Woodchuck, land beaver, whistle pig—groundhogs go by many names. On Saturday, January 29, the Midwest Museum of Natural History will be tipping its hat to this mighty marmot during their third annual Groundhog Gala.  Guests will enjoy a fabulous evening complete with music, exhibitors, a silent auction, and treats from around more


What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by dissecting a shark? Join us at the Midwest Museum of Natural History on Saturday, December 4, 1-2:30 pm for this unique opportunity. Cost for the class is $18 for members, $20 for non-members (includes Museum admission) and is open more

SOAR at the Museum!

Sycamore, IL- Take flight at the Midwest Museum of Natural History with its annual live birds of prey program! SOAR (Save Our American Raptors) will be at the Museum on Saturday, November 20 for three shows: 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00. Tickets are $10 for non-members and $6 more

Take Flight With Monarchs at MMNH

Sycamore, IL- It’s a cycle we all know by heart: the caterpillar hatches from the egg, goes into a chrysalis, and emerges as a butterfly. But how many of us have actually seen it firsthand? Join us for “Monarchs!” at the Midwest Museum of Natural History on more


Sycamore, IL- The Midwest Museum of Natural History creates new group for nature enthusiasts’ ages 62 or better.  The new “Museum Pride” group takes flight with their first lecture presentation, “Birds 101” with guest lecturer Bob Bailey. This feather friendly presentation is followed by a delicious more

A Prairie Plant with Attitude

Sycamore, IL—Spring is in the air, the birds are singing, the days are warming up, and the flowers are blooming… well, not all the flowers. In fact, there’s one in particular that holds out until it’s good and ready: the Shooting Star. Professor Paul Sorensen more

Spring Babies at MMNH

Sycamore, IL—Come visit with some furry and feathered spring babies at the Midwest Museum of Natural History on Saturday, March 13. The museum will be celebrating the arrival of spring with chicks, ducklings, bunnies, a lamb, and goat kid. The animals will be at the more

A Sound of Distant Thunder at MMNH

Sycamore, IL—“Sauropod”—a fancy word for a familiar fellow. Sauropods are the long-necked, four-legged, plant-eating giant dinosaurs that we all know and love. Come learn more about them at the Midwest Museum of Natural History on Sunday, March 14 at 3:00 pm. Dr. Matthew Bonnan will be the more

Monkey Business at the Museum

Visit the Midwest Museum of Natural History on Sunday, February 21 for a lecture on primate evolution presented by Dr. Dan Gebo, PhD. The lecture begins at 3:00 pm and is free with museum admission. While Charles Darwin’s work provided us with a framework to understand more

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Upcoming Events

Oct 28

Sycamore Pumpkin Fest

October 28 @ 12:00 am - October 31 @ 12:00 am
Oct 31

Sycamore Pumpkin 10K Run

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Oct 31

Sycamore Trick – or – Treat

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm