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Winter Night Hike

River Trail Nature Center | Northbrook, Ill.

Meet us for a night hike to learn about the nocturnal animals that live at River Trail. Then warm up inside with snacks and hot cocoa.

When: 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $2

Little Sweethearts Family Dance

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Tickets include dancing with music and a DJ, Randy the Magician, a souvenir photo, make-your-own boutonnieres and corsages, meet-and-greets with characters and a surprise gift for kids. All 16 indoor exhibits and Cosi Cafe will be open.

When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Cost: $24, $12 members

Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Electric Toys and Magnets

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

Make electric circuits that light bulbs, run a motor, or play music. You can also play with toys powered by batteries and take a turn as engineer with our O-scale electric railroad. We will peek inside some of the battery-powered toys to figure out how they work.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free with museum admission

The Lightning Thief

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage | Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Theatreworks USA brings one of Kid Lit’s most beloved characters to life with a thrilling quest that sees Percy traverse the perils of Olympus, solve riddles of the gods, and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Features a post-show meet and greet with the cast and books available for purchase in the lobby

When: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20, $12 kids

Daddy Daughter Princess Ball

Worth Park District | Worth, Ill.

Bring your little princess and come dance the night away at the Terrace Centre. Enjoy music, food, and each couple will have a special photo together. Don't forget about the exciting balloon drop.

When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: $40 couple, $30 resident couple

Daddy Daughter Ball

Worth Park District | Worth, Ill.

Enjoy music, food and a balloon drop. Each couple will be able to take a photo together to remember the night.

When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: $35 adult/child pair, $30 resident pair; $15 additional child, $10 additional resident child

Family Night Out

Brainerd Park | Chicago, Ill.


Spend quality time together playing board games, basketball, volleyball and more.

Cost: Free

Fury Youth Presents Henry V

Chase Park | Chicago, Ill.

Packed with action, intrigue, and the largest stage combat scene in Teen Bard history, Fury promises to deliver an exciting performance for Shakes aficionados and first-time viewers alike.

When: 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays
Cost: $15

Hand-Pulled Lollipop Class

Sweet Pete's Candy | Lake Forest, Ill.

Learn the art of old fashioned candy making. Sweet Pete’s confectioners turn boiled sugar into hand pulled lollipops. Guests shape their own lollipops to take home.

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; noon-1 p.m. Fridays
Cost: $15

Once Upon a Castle

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

An original exhibit inviting young imaginations to create their own kingdom in a one-of-a-kind castle-themed play space. Kids hold the power to play in a castle complete with secret tunnels, a rope bridge, tower, dungeon, throne room, wizard's room, kitchen, feasting table, market and more, setting the stage for a fantastical experience where the only limit is one's imagination.

Cost: Free with museum admission

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