If that spring break trip to warmer climates isn’t on the horizon this year, fear not—the Elmhurst History Museum has the perfect family “stay-cation” solution: Snoopypalooza!
Spring Break Snoopypalooza is a week of fun and mostly free activities for families to celebrate the opening of the Elmhurst History Museum’s latest exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum, “Snoopy and the Red Baron,” which opens on March 23. From March 24 through March 31 (the museum is closed March 26), families are invited to visit the exhibit and participate in any of the scheduled Snoopypalooza activities. Most programs are FREE with no registration required unless noted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. See the Family Programs section at www.elmhursthistory.org for the latest details.
Spring Break Snoopypalooza Schedule
March 24–31: Snoopy Scavenger Hunt
Pick up a clue sheet at Elmhurst History Museum and use sharp detective skills to track down Snoopy at hidden locations throughout Elmhurst City Centre (walking distance from the museum). Collect stamps at each location and return to the museum to claim a prize. All ages.
Tuesday, March 27: Drop In and Draw Snoopy, 1–3 p.m.
Visit the “Snoopy and the Red Baron” exhibit for artistic inspiration and learn to draw Snoopy and friends in the Elmhurst History Museum’s Education Center. New characters begin every 15–20 minutes. All ages.
Wednesday, March 28: Snoopy Storytime & Dance Party, 10–11 a.m.
Come to the museum for a special before-hours program for preschoolers. Listen to Snoopy stories, explore the exhibit, meet Snoopy himself, and dance with him to classic Peanuts tunes. Age: Toddlers and up with adult.
Thursday, March 29: Science of Flight—Drop-in STEM Party at Elmhurst Public Library, 2–3 p.m.
Drop in at Elmhurst Public Library to learn about the science of flight and do hands-on science activities in this interactive program. Valid Elmhurst Public Library cardholders only. Pick up tickets at Kids’ Help Desk starting at 9:00 a.m. on the morning of program. Location: Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. All ages.
Friday, March 30: Snoopy Craft Time, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.
Calling all Flying Aces! Drop in at Elmhurst History Museum’s Education Center to make your own aviator goggles and red scarf just like Snoopy wears when he faces the Red Baron. Check out the Snoopy and the Red Baron exhibit and pose for photos. All ages. Cost: $3 per participant (payable at the door). Registration required: Call 630-530-6879 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing March 24-April 29: Snoopy Coloring Contest
Celebrate the art of Charles M. Schulz by picking up a Snoopy coloring sheet at the Elmhurst History Museum or Elmhurst Public Library. Return entries to either location, limit one entry per week. Contest entries will be sorted by age and winners will be chosen at random. Winners will receive a Snoopy and the Red Baron book courtesy of the Elmhurst Public Library.
While at the Elmhurst History Museum for Snoopypalooza, visitors are welcome to be among the first to see “Snoopy and the Red Baron,” a new traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA. The exhibit shares the story of one of the most popular and charismatic Peanuts characters: Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace. Visitors will learn about this favorite Peanuts storyline through reproductions of Schulz’s original comic strip artwork, photographs, film clips, toys, collectibles, books, and more. Kids can try on aviator caps and goggles for a photo-op next to Snoopy’s doghouse.
Pack your bags and head to Elmhurst History Museum for Spring Break Snoopypalooza starting March 24. The Elmhurst History Museum is located at 120 E. Park Ave. in downtown Elmhurst. Museum hours are Sunday and Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is free, and limited free parking is available. For the latest exhibit and program information, please visit www.elmhursthistory.org or call (630) 833-1457.
March 24-31, 2018
Elmhurst History Museum
120 E Park Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Most programs are free, unless noted otherwise.
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