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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.


Lisa Chapman

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The zoo was a little disappointing, the people there were just sat around on their phones and didn't answer any questions my kids had about the animals. The parks are nice and big but, sadly for museum was closed when we got there.

Ailya Abidi

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
A nice small, cute museum, mainly taxidermy. They also have lovely, fun, Discovery Center for kids.

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.

Nicholas Palozzolo

Friday, June 8, 2018
Nice and simple

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