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Elgin Public Museum

225 Grand Boulevard

About the museum

Built in 1907, the Elgin Public Museum is the only natural history museum in the Fox Valley area. The Museum offers exhibits and educational programs with natural history and cultural themes for families, school groups, Scouts, clubs, organizations, homeschoolers and anyone who wants to have fun while learning! 


The mission of the Elgin Public Museum is to enhance knowledge of the natural sciences and anthropology through the use of exhibits and interactive experiences. The Elgin Public Museum Incorporated is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.


Jim Schmidt

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Nice little museum on the east side of town. Check hours before you go. Very easy on the wallet.

Matthew Burkart

Saturday, April 28, 2018
It's a small park museum, but there is a kids section that was very entertaining with things for kids to build with, drawers to open and find toys, games and puzzles. Plus the bathroom was clean so if your at the park and need a clean bathroom or it starts to rain, you can stop in there and spend a half hour or hour and entertain the kids inside.

Susan Kunkle

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Science night is fun!

Lala Gomez

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
Very beautiful place. Informative.

رعد العمراني

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
very good

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