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The Exploratorium, San Francisco
Learn candy recipes, discover life on other planets, and explore the inner workings of
the human eye.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Take an interactive tour around many of the exhibits offered at this museum such as the Unicorn tapestries, George Washington crossing the Delaware, and The Kitano Tenjin Engi Emaki.

OMSI- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry - How did the dinosaurs die? Why did the Titanic sink? And what did the ancient Aztecs use for money?

The Smithsonian Institution
Make your own buffalo hide painting, experience the incredible Apollo 11 mission, learn about the World War II bombers and fighter planes, and discover how Lewis and Clark mapped the West.

Field Museum
The Field Museum carries out the kind of science that only a museum can do. We house a collection of more than 26 million biological specimens and cultural artifacts contain the magnificent story of our planet, its life, and its cultures. Our research unlocks the information in these objects, solving mysteries from our past and present. Our action harnesses our science to create lasting results in conservation, quality of life, and cultural understanding. Together, we increase the world’s ability to understand the past, explore the present, and shape a future rich with biological and cultural diversity.

Museum of Science and Industry

There are always new things to do and see at the Museum of Science and Industry. Prepare for your visit by checking out our fun and interactive exhibits and experiences.

The Shedd Aquarium
Dive in to learn more about Shedd, the place and the people. We have a proud history in Chicago and a vibrant future with a global outlook. And you can be a part of it!

Adler Planetarium
Whether you have a full day or just an hour or two, we have admission passes to fit your interests. Take in immersive sky shows in our three full-sized theaters including the Definiti Theater, the recently renovated Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater, and the Grainger Sky Theater–Adler's most technologically advanced theater. 

From daily programs, to exhibitions, and special lectures, we are happy to connect you to all the information you need to plan your visit today.

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THORNTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
115 EAST MARGARET STREET
THORNTON, IL 60476
708.877.2579
FAX: 708.877.2608

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MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY:  9 to 5
TUESDAY, THURSDAY: 9 to 8
SATURDAY: 10 to 4
SUNDAY: CLOSED

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