Volo Museum rolls out red carpet for moms May 13-14

  • Moms are invited to celebrate Mother's Day at the Volo Museum this year, with complimentary massages, live acoustic music, "Mom-mosas" and more on tap May 13-14.

    Moms are invited to celebrate Mother's Day at the Volo Museum this year, with complimentary massages, live acoustic music, "Mom-mosas" and more on tap May 13-14. Courtesy of Jim Wojdyla, Volo Museum

Updated 5/10/2023 10:30 AM

Massages, live acoustic music, "Mom-mosas" and more await mothers who spend part of their Mother's Day weekend being pampered at the Volo Museum.

With paid admission, moms can indulge in a complimentary massage, enjoy musical performances by an all-female lineup of artists, sip a delicious craft "Mom-mosa" and take in all of the exhibits at the museum. The celebration, a first of its kind for the museum, will be ongoing Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14.


Volo Museum is at 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo.

"With the addition of our ice cream parlor, custom drink menus, new exhibits like the Titanic Museum and carousel room -- and with our massive antique mall -- we've been noticing a large increase in the number of women coming out with friends or family," marketing director Jim Wojdyla said. "This event should be a great way to bring more women out and show them that we are so much more than a 'car place.' They can spend a terrific day here."

Chair or table massages will be available at no additional cost to moms between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum has set aside its new event space for massage therapists to set up in quiet surroundings with soft, tranquil music playing.

Representatives of the following businesses will be on hand: Massage on Main Street and Real Relief Massage, both of Antioch; and Massage Therapy by Jo Ann Obrochta of Lake Villa. In addition, a representative of Get Salty Skin Care Studio of McHenry will provide free hand paraffin wax treatments, Wojdyla said.

"Mom-mosas" (prosecco and orange juice) will be available for purchase, with other flavors that can be added upon request. These will come in a souvenir glass that moms can take home.

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Serendipity will provide live acoustic music from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, and Gina Gonzalez will perform live music from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14.

"We hope to see lots of moms out celebrating with us, being pampered and spoiled as they deserve for the many sacrifices they make," Wojdyla said.

The Volo Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $22.95 per adult, $20.95 per senior and military personnel, $12.95 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. Separate admission to the Jurassic Gardens dinosaur park is $15.95 per person; free for children 4 and younger. Combo passes for both attractions cost $34.95 for an adult or $24.95 for children ages 5-12, and are good for two consecutive days. Members are admitted free.

For other details, visit volofun.com, find Volo Museum on social, or call (815) 385-3644.

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