Kidzeum's 3rd Birthday!

Help us celebrate our 3rd birthday with lots of fun and educational STEAM activities!

Check out our preliminary schedule below:


Exhibits open! Free to roam and play. Meet beekeepers, butterfly experts and other naturalists all day on the 3rd Floor in our Bees, Butterflies and Blossoms exhibition. Create some crafts in our Lunchroom!


Safety First! – Meet Springfield Police’s one and only McGruff, and learn about how to be safe in our community!


Slippery Slime – Let’s get slimy! Watch us demonstrate out on the patio how to make slime and the science behind it!


Ooey Gooey…Oobleck? – Is it a liquid? Is it a solid? No, it’s non-newtonian fluid! Take off those shoes and run across a vat of oobleck on the patio. This demonstration will run continuously until 3pm.


Insulation and Animals – How does climate change and decreasing amounts of snowfall affect our animals? Come join us by the water table and if you are brave enough, get ready for a big bucket of ice water and find out!


Exploding Elephant Toothpaste – Have you ever seen “toothpaste” big enough for an elephant? Meet us out on the patio for a bit of chemistry with yeast, hydrogen peroxide and soap!


Time to Party! – Celebrate Kidzeum’s 3rd birthday with some sweets in the Lunchroom while supplies last.

Engine One – Springfield's Fire Department is parking Engine One outside the Kidzeum! Come check it out.


Storytime & Bingo with the Lincoln Library – Join Anna from the Lincoln Library by our 2nd Floor reading nook for a reading of Red-Eyed Tree Frog, followed by some Rainforest Bingo!


Ice Cream in a Bag – Instead of tailfeathers, why not shake a bag of ice cream? Join us for the final demonstration of the day as we show how a little ice and a little salt can create a very delicious dessert.


You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here! Kidzeum closes for the day.

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KIDZEUM OF HEALTH AND SCIENCE 412 E. Adams St, Springfield, Illinois 62701