FAQs

  1. How many parks are involved with the Park Voyagers program?
  2. How long is the program?
  3. Is the entire family expected to participate in the program?
  4. Where does the money for Park Voyagers come from?
  5. Why does Park Voyagers want to know information about my family, like where we live, and how many family members we have?
  6. Who can I call if I have suggestions or complaints about the program?

1. How many parks are involved with the Park Voyagers program?

There will be 11 parks a year, five in the fall and six in the spring. The list of parks is on the Program Details page. The program typically starts in February and September. Registration for the program is handled by the participating parks.

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2. How long  is the program?

Park Voyagers is designed as a semester long program. Five weeks will be filled with hands on activities offered during the after-school hours for the children. Shortly upon finishing the after-school part of the program, there will be two evening workshops for the entire family and a Saturday family field trip.

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3. Is the entire family expected to participate in the program?

Yes, during the family workshop activities and field trip, the entire family is encouraged to participate.  The program is designed to get everyone involved with museums. We believe that to get the full impact of the resources available in Park Voyagers, a family should participate together.

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4. Where does the money for Park Voyagers come from?

Currently, the funders for the program are the 11 Museums In the Park (Adler Planetarium, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, The Field Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and Industry, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, John G. Shedd Aquarium).

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5. Why does Park Voyagers want to know information about my family, like where we live, and how many family members we have?

As a way to track our success, we are often asked by our funders, collaborative partners and community members for statistics about the program. We do everything we can to protect your privacy.

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6. Who can I call if I have suggestions or complaints about the program?

Contact the Program Coordinator at (312) 447-0462 or email to info (at) parkvoyagers.org

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