New Exhibit at Bridgehouse Museum is Wild

The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is thrilled to introduce a new experience to its permanent exhibit outside the museum on the Chicago Riverwalk plaza.

The Chicago River is Wild Science Station is a mobile exhibit that contains interactive activities for all ages to learn about the river, its wildlife, and water quality. Activities include a watershed model, which shows the movement of pollution across the land and how innovative green infrastructure can help to alleviate it.

The science station also contains macroinvertebrate models, water quality testing kits, a coloring sheet, a microscope, native animal and plant guides, and a colorful banner highlighting some of the nature to be seen throughout the river system.

The Bridgehouse Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday and the science station will be available to the public as a free experience every day the museum is open. General admission to the museum is $6 with discounts for students, seniors, and children.

The Chicago River is Wild Science Station was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services