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The Batavia Depot Museum offers a variety of programming for all ages throughout the year. Check out fun ways to learn more about the history of Batavia!

Fall 2022 Exhibits: City of Energy: The Forces that Built Batavia AND Magic of Batavia

City of Energy - Open August through December 18

In the "City of Energy" exhibit, robots are taking over the museum! The Fox Valley Robotics Team teamed up with the Batavia Depot Museum to create a fun, interactive and historical journey depicting tools and technology of the past and future. If you love legos, you have to see this exhibit! On the main floor, learn about Batavia's history of energy and power, from the first wooden dam to the Tevatron. Then venture to the lower level of the museum to see the work of today's young engineers who are building upon the traditions of the past.

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Magic of Batavia - Open November 14 through December 18

The Charlie Tree, the Peace Bridge, and the Celebration of Lights -- Batavians celebrate each holiday season with traditions both public and private. In the "Magic of Batavia" exhibit, you'll learn all about our unique holiday traditions and can add your unique twist to our tradition tree. This is a great chance to pick up Batavia gear for your loved ones as holiday gifts, too! Choose from clothing, games, mugs, puzzles, and much more!

Holiday magic and gift box


History Garden

May through September
*Batavia Depot Museum, 155 Houston St.

We're taking the Museum outdoors! This summer, check out how our garden grows and learn to read the stories told by our landscape. There's a new story at every turn...ip!
Mamie Eisenhower image of painting


MUSEUM PRograms & take-home history Batavia Historical SOciety