- Boys’ basketball holiday tournament tips off tonight
- Ribbon-cutting for Children’s Holiday Shoppe Nov. 26; shop is open Nov. 29-Dec. 21
- Rockford Rescue Mission invites community to Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 26
- Rockton’s new business district welcomes family owned Dr. Detail U.S. Cellular
- 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition winners named
- Open house for new library executive director tonight
- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
Brookfield Zoo at Midwest Museum of Natural History Oct. 6
Online Staff Report
SYCAMORE, Ill. — Staff from the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo, along with animals from around the world, will be making the trip to Sycamore, Ill., for a program at the Midwest Museum of Natural History from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6.
The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature.
Tim Sullivan, curator of animal husbandry for the Chicago Zoological Society, said: “Bringing some of the zoo’s ambassador animals to places such as The Midwest Museum of Natural History helps in making that connection. By providing these experiences for people, we hope they will develop caring attitudes and make a positive difference for wildlife through their daily actions.”
The animal co-stars are yet to be announced.
Midwest Museum of Natural History Director Molly Trickey said: “Museum staff doesn’t even know which animals will be coming. Actually, not knowing adds to the fun of it.”
Tickets are $8 for museum members or $12 for non-members. Fee includes museum admission for the day. Space is limited. For more about the museum and Brookfield Zoo’s program, visit www.mmnh.org or call (815) 895-9777.
Midwest Museum of Natural History is at 425 W. State St., Sycamore, Ill.
Posted Oct. 3, 2012