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Water Street Studios 28 artist studios, classrooms, two galleries in a beautiful limestone building. 160 S. Water St., Batavia 630.761.9977 waterstreetstudios.org


Windy City Soaring Association Soar over the Illinois countryside with a commercial rated pilot in a modern glider. Weekends Apr.–Nov. Call for reservations. Hinckley Airport 12637 Rt. 30, Hinckley 815.286.7200 windycitysoaring.org


Yetee Gallery


Features local artists on a rotating basis. 110 Cross St., Aurora theyetee.com


Yorkville Performing Arts Center Dance, music, theatre performances. 2161 Rt. 47, Yorkville 630.553.6433 yorkvilleperformingarts.com


Museums


Air Classics Museum of Aviation Aircraft, vehicles, uniforms and other aviation memorabilia from 1930s to the present. 44W546 Rt. 30, Sugar Grove 630.466.0888 airclassicsmuseum.org


Aurora Regional Fire Museum


Vintage firefighting equipment, memorabilia, thousands of photographs and five interactive kiosks. 53 N. Broadway, Aurora 630.256.4140 auroraregionalfiremuseum.org


Batavia Depot Museum Housed in an 1854 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad depot. One exhibit includes the bed and dresser of Mary Todd Lincoln when she was a patient at Bellevue Place in 1875. 155 Houston St., Batavia 630.406.5274 bataviahistoricalsociety.org/ depot_museum.htm


16 Aurora Area Go Guide


Big Rock Historical Society Museum Explore artifacts from the century- old Plowing Match or Welsh immigrants. Limited hours, call in advance or visit their website. 48W445 Hinckley Rd., Big Rock 630.556.3604 bigrockhistoricalsociety.org


Bliss House Museum Home to historical exhibits about the Village of Sugar Grove and surrounding area. Open Tuesdays 1–4 pm or by appointment. 259 Main St., Sugar Grove 630.466.9726 sugargrovehistory.org


David L. Pierce Art &


History Center Rotating innovative art exhibits. Historical photographs, books, maps and other memorabilia related to the rich history of Aurora. 20 E. Downer Pl., Aurora 630.906.0650 aurora-il.org/publicarts


Hinckley Historical Society Museum See the mastodon diorama and displays of historic homes. Open Saturdays 10 am–3 pm and by appointment. 145 E. Lincoln Ave., Hinckley 815.286.3319 rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilhhs2


Kendall County Historic Courthouse Learn about Kendall County’s natural resources, insects, prairies and Native Americans. See living exhibits such as a working beehive. Library area. 109 W. Ridge St., Yorkville 630.553.4025 co.kendall.il.us/forest-preserve/ historic-courthouse


Mastodon Gallery & Memorial Park Explore prehistoric Mastodon display, Sunken Garden, war memorials and recreation area. 1000 Ray Moses Dr., Aurora 630.256.3860 phillipsparkaurora.com


Schingoethe Center of Aurora University Native American artifacts and artwork. 1315 Prairie St., Aurora 630.844.7843 aurora.edu/museum


SciTech Hands On Museum, Aurora SciTech Hands On Museum


Interactive science and technology center offers hands-on exhibits demonstrating electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy. 18 W. Benton St., Aurora 630.859.3434 scitechmuseum.org


Settler’s Cottage Museum Learn about the rich history of the Village of Montgomery and tour its oldest remaining structure. Limited hours, call ahead. 200 N. River St., Montgomery 630.896.8080 ci.montgomery.il.us


Smallville Museum Props and other items used in the filming of the “Man of Steel” movie in downtown Plano. Limited hours, call ahead. 101 W. Main St., Plano 630.552.7164 smallvillesuperfest.com/museum


Visit Our Outdoor Science Park


Stone Mill Museum 1856, houses historical and Native American exhibits. Open Sundays during summer 1–5 pm. Call ahead. 315 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 815.786.6510


William Tanner House Aurora Historical Society’s 1856, Italianate fully-furnished home. Find historic photos, books, documents and maps covering Aurora’s rich history from the 1830s. Tours by appointment. 305 Cedar St., Aurora 630.906.0650 aurorahistory.net


Over 150 Hands on Science Exhibits


Imagine, Explore, Discover


18 W. Benton Aurora Il 630-859-3434


Hours


Tuesday - Friday 10am - 3pm


Saturday 10am - 4pm Closed Sunday & Monday


www.scitechmuseum.org


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