Frequently Asked Questions…

Where are you?
  We are still searching for our permanent home. In the meantime, we will be periodically setting up popup locations. Check our calendar to find one!

When do you plan to open?   We are always searching for our next popup location.

What is the museum going to have in it?  Our popup is filled with all of the exhibits that have been traveling with us for years along with several new ones. Our brains are always busy coming up with new ideas to add to our offerings. When we find a permanent home, the museum will consist of five exhibit galleries focused on science, art and humanities. All our exhibits will have a “Lake County feel”, meaning they will draw on the values, communities and businesses that make our county great.  We have chosen Bill Greaves of Architects iN Design to create our master plan.

Will you or Do you do birthday parties?   Yes and yes. We offer birthday parties at our popup location now.

In our permanent location, our plans include a multipurpose room sponsored by Lovin Oven Cakery. Party packages have been planned by the exhibit committee and pricing will be worked out closer to opening.

How can I get involved?   Our favorite question! We would love to have you join one of our committees: marketing, events/fundraising, exhibits, building, or grants. Each committee is chaired by a board member, meets monthly, and is open to your new ideas. Find descriptions of each committee.

How did you get this idea? Kathy Goers and Alison Price taught together in Mundelein, and were sharing ideas for work after kids.  Kathy recognized the need for such a museum, and Alison wouldn’t let the idea go away.

Are you a charity organization?  Yes, we are registered with the IRS as a public charity, 501(c)(3) organization.  This means that any donation is tax deductible.

Do you know….?  Probably.  Our organization has grown to include volunteers from throughout the county, and we have met some fantastic business people and families.  We would love to add you to our list of friends—see you soon!