Celebrate the Summer Solstice at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Celebrate the Summer Solstice at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

I love the summer solstice. What's not to like about the longest, sunniest day of the year? In honor of this glorious occasion, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is hosting the second annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Thursday, June 21.  To properly honor the Solstice, the longest day of the year, the Nature Museum will stay open until 9 p.m. (it will still be plenty light out!. The event will fete nature, science and all things summer! Guests will be treated to a free evening of live music, refreshing treats from Dominick’s, Honest Tea and Cabot Cheese, plus Museum experts will help you prep your bicycles  for those long –awaited summer rides.

The event will feature something for all ages. REI will at the Nature Museum offering two different workshops: bike commuting and how to pick an appropriate bike for your riding style. In addition, the AON Lecture Series panel discussion featuring Chicago’s top experts in cycling including City of Chicago Commissioner of Transportation Gabe Klein will be taking place in the Museum’s South Gallery. A reception where guests can mingle and enjoy fine wine will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the panel discussion will commence at 6:00 p.m.

In the Nature Museum’s Paver Lot, West Town Bikes will host a “Bike Rodeo” complete with a course on biking basics for families. This workshop, intended for families with children ages 5 - 11, will include fundamental maintenance for kids and their bikes, helmet fitting, safe cycling instruction and a skills course to test their abilities. The event will culminate with a group ride through Lincoln Park!

Here are all of the details on this free, family event:

WHAT:                                 Summer Solstice Celebration

WHEN:                                 June 21, 2012

WHERE:                               Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 North Cannon Drive, just off Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton in Lincoln Park)

COST:                                     Free of Charge

For more info visit http://www.naturemuseum.org

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