For Immediate Release

Contact: Sarah Flashing

Freeport, Illinois – April 30, 2019 – The Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois is hosting The Explore Science: Earth & Space hands-on learning programs on May 10-12. These programs include fun and exciting science projects for children. Participants will explore the concepts of temperature and light, earth, technology, the solar system and much more. Explore Science: Earth & Space is a program provided to the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois by the National Informal STEM Education Network and NASA and encourages children to get hands-on experience with Earth and space science concepts.

“This is a great opportunity for visitors and field trip groups to learn about the universe through fun, educational programs focused on the earth, the moon and the solar system,” stated Jessi Larson, Children’s Hands-On Museum of NW IL Board President. “While at the museum for the Explore Science program, the Starlab planetarium will also be available as another fun and exciting way for kids to learn more about our universe.”

Visitors and members of the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois can enjoy the Explore Science: Earth & Space hands-on learning and the Starlab Planetarium on May 10 (11 AM) May 11 (10:30 AM) and May 12 (1 PM). Daily admission is $6 per person. Family and Grandparent memberships are $80 per year.

Slots for field trips are filling up but more information can be obtained by contacting museum representatives at Field trip dates include May 7, 8, 14, 15, and 16.

The Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, committed to offering an accessible, affordable, interactive, and educational environment that will inspire children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world. Without the support of our members, volunteers and generous donors, we would not be able to continue our commitment to nurturing a love of learning in children. For more information, visit us online at