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Naming Contest: Starts June 7, 2017 and ends June 26th. ENTER TODAY
June 7, 2017 3:26 PM

Naming Contest for the City of Springfield’s Healthy Body Gallery at Kidzeum


Springfield, IL – Kidzeum of Health and Science and the City of Springfield are hosting a city-wide naming contest for the Kidzeum’s flagship exhibit, The Healthy Body.  Because of the city’s support of the Kidzeum through Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds, Springfield was named the sponsor of the Healthy Body Gallery.  Both entities are now looking to Springfield to help name this one-of-a-kind exhibit that will demonstrate the city’s commitment to healthy lifestyles and education.


The Healthy Body exhibit is a 3-story, 40-foot tall inside look at a healthy body that children will be able to climb in, through and around to learn about the human body.  There are over 100 engagements in the exhibit that include a crawl through intestine, a sneezing nose, femur climb, set a bone and much, much more.  Visitors will learn about each body system and how to keep them healthy but in a way they learn best…through play.  The winning name will receive a one-year family membership to Kidzeum.


Guidelines for submissions:

  • Exhibit names must be gender neutral
  • Exhibit names must include a fitness, science or health theme. Examples, “Syd the Fit Kid” or “Sporty Sportacus”. 
  • The naming contest is open to individuals of all ages
  • Individuals who submit entries must live in the city limits.


Submissions must be emailed to info@kidzeum.org by June 23, 2017 (11:00 a.m.).  Entries from individuals must include the participants name, address, phone number and if under the age of 18, please include the individual’s date of birth, school, grade level, and parent/guardian contact information. Kidzeum reserves the rights to use the winning name as they see fit.


The winning name for the Healthy Body Gallery will be announced at Kidzeum’s Construction Kick-off on June 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  The Adams block will be closed between 4th and 5th Streets for a construction ceremony followed by a bubble blast and exploration of construction and rescue vehicles.  Families are welcome to participate.  For more information, visit the Kidzeum’s website: www.kidzeum.org; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/spfldkidzeum/; or call (217) 971-4435.


About Kidzeum of Health & Science

The Kidzeum of Health & Science will be located in the nationally registered, historic buildings at 412, 414 and 416 East Adams Street. The Kidzeum of Health and Science will be designed with a focus on fun and learning. Kidzeum will be a three story, 25,000 square foot children’s museum dedicated to teaching children of all abilities about health and science through discovery and play. The Kidzeum has raised $6.99 million and will begin construction on June 30, 2017.  Fundraising efforts for operating costs will continue until its slated opening date of May 1, 2018.


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Sponsored by Cafe Moxo, Creasey Construction, Diamond Mortgage, Gates, Wise & Schlosser, P.C., Inn at 835 and WDBR

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September 22, 2011 12:43 PM | Tagged as Erin's Pavilion, HDR, Kidzeum Fundraiser, Kidzeum of Health and Science, Raising Funds, Southwind Park, Trivia Night, Upcoming Event

HDR Engineering is hosting a Trivia Night to tease the brain while raising money for Kidzeum! Join us for an evening sure to bend the mind, bring some laughs, and fund a facility for the whole community. Bring nine friends and family members, or come alone and we'll put you at a winning table!

  • Silent Auction
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Intriguing Questions
  • Good fun for a great cause!

Click here to view the poster for more information.  We'll see you there!

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Shop 'til You Drop at Schnucks
June 17, 2011 5:48 PM | Tagged as Fundraiser, Kidzeum, Kidzeum of Health and Science, Upcoming Events

Even with the rising prices of gas, you don't have to cramp your cookout style or backyard bash this summer - just enter to win a raffle to cross off all your grocery store list AND help Kidzeum!  Sprint through Schnucks for either 3-minutes (First Prize) or 1-minute (Second Prize) and get practically everything on your grocery list!

Springfield & Central Illinois Trades & Labor Council, AFL-CIO is hosting a Supermarket Shopping Spree in partnership with Schnucks to benefit Kidzeum. Chances are just $10 each and can be purchased at both Springfield Schnucks locations (customer service desks).

On June 28, two winners will be drawn to participate in a 3-minute shopping spree on the Shopping Spree Date held on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Schnucks on Sangamon Avenue.  Proceeds benefit Kidzeum of Health and Science.

Click here for a sample Shopping Spree ticket.

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Golf FORE Kidzeum!
June 17, 2011 9:51 AM | Tagged as Fundraiser, Golf Outing, Special Event

Calling all you avid golfers (and golf cart driving enthusiasts!)...we have two fantastic opportunities for you to spend the day doing what you love, for a cause you care about!  Two generous Golf Outing Event Sponsors have selected Kidzeum of Health and Science as their charity of choice to benefit with all proceeds from their events.  So enjoy good golf, good camaraderie, and good food and drink for a GREAT cause! 

See below for more details on both outings.


9th Annual Tom Madonia/Bernie Beard Memorial Golf Outing on Friday, July 1, 2011 at Piper Glen Golf Course

  • Registration begins at noon
  • Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.
  • $100 per person or $400 per foursome
  • Entry fee includes lunch, dinner, drinks on course, and awesome door prizes
  • Non-golfers can attend dinner for just $25
  • Participants can enter as individuals, twosomes, threesomes, or foursomes
  • Click here for a registration form!


Painters Local 90/District Council 58 Golf Outing on Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Oaks Golf Course

  • Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • Shotgun start at 10:00 a.m.
  • Four person scrambe
  • $300 per foursome or $125 Hole Sponsor
  • Entry fee includes dinner
  • Contest for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, and Longest Putt
  • For more information call (217) 529-6976 or (217) 502-2527
  • Click here for a registration form!

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Totally Tubular Murder Mystery Gala!
March 25, 2011 12:09 PM | Tagged as Erin's Pavilion, Fundraiser, Fundraising Event, Kidzeum, Kidzeum of Health and Science, Murder Mystery Gala, Southwind Park, Upcoming Event

Ticket sales are now closed for the 2nd Annual Murder Mystery Gala sponsored by Allied Waste!  Thank you to all who purchased seats to witness a crime in action for charity!  We'll post photos from the event to share with everyone!

Erin's Pavilion, Southwind Park

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. Show Begins

Tickets include 3-course dinner prepared by Secret Recipes catering (choose between delicious Flounder or succulent Prime Rib), professionally-performed show, and contribution to your favorite cause! 

Join the Kidzeum of Health and Science for a totally radical event!  Plan to attend the 80's-themed 2nd Annual Murder Mystery Gala, and watch a murder take place at a rock concert!  Participate in the interactive murder mystery show performed by professional Chicago-based actors who lead attendees through a live game of Clue to guess whodunnit and with which of the three Murder Weapons!

80's Costumes HIGHLY encouraged!  Attendees can participate in a 50/50 raffle drawing for correctly guessing the Murder Suspect and Murder Weapon!

Murder Weapon Sponsors:

  • Hammer by Creasey Construction
  • Briefcase by Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C.
  • Strobe Light by Star Talent Events

Entertainment Sponsored by Saputo's Restaurant

Catering by Secret Recipes

Featuring Community Celebrity Guest Actors: 

  • Kim Leistner
  • Trey Paul
  • Sara Wojcicki

Amazing Silent Auction featuring a trip to Disney World, California wine excursions, local dine & play packages, and so much more!

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