Vernon Area is among the 41 public libraries partnering to offer "Your City @ Home" — a series of virtual field trips and lectures from nine world-class, Chicago-area cultural destinations.
The online events kicked off on Saturday, April 5, with an at-capacity Shedd Aquarium event. Your City @ Home continues each weekend through May.
The series includes virtual tours of and talks from household favorites like the Chicago Children's Museum (May 1), the Art Institute of Chicago (May 15), and the Field Museum (May 22), along with the opportunity to discover smaller institutions such as the National Museum of Mexican Art (April 24) and the DuSable Museum of African American History (April 10).
"We are excited to offer this safe and accessible way of 'visiting' so many excellent Chicago-area cultural treasures right now," said Vernon Area Library Program Coordinator Roz Topolski. "We hope these events help those who are feeling stuck at home to experience something fun and maybe discover some new places to eventually visit in person."
The events are free, open to all and are hosted on the Zoom platform. Registration is required. View the calendar.