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Cherry Valley Festival Days

Cherry Valley, Ill.

Three day festival includes entertainment, amusement rides, kids' activities, fireworks and food.

When: Visit website for detailed schedule of events.
Cost: Visit website for admission price. One button good for all three days.

Nature and Science at Wonder Works: What's Inside?

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

Use the senses of touch, hearing, and sight to discover what's inside a variety of natural and human-made objects. Reach inside a box and let your sense of touch tell you what it holds. Shake a container to see if you can tell what's inside just by listening. Plus, break open pods and cut into fruits to find the seeds inside and take apart toys to see if we can figure out how they work. We also will have some magic tricks that you can figure out once you look below the surface.

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

Movie on the Green

Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park | Tinley Park, Ill.


Enjoy a free movie every Friday at dusk. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. June 10: Finding Nemo; June 17: Frozen; June 24: Inside Out; July 1: Minions; July 8: Home; July 15: Peanuts: The Movie; July 22: The Good Dinosaur; July 29: Kung Fu Panda 3; Aug. 5: Wreck-It Ralph; Aug. 12: Pixels; Aug. 19: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip; Aug. 26: TBD; Sept. 2: The Muppets Wizard of Oz.

When: 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Peter Pan

Windy City Music Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This show will be performed in the round. Select your seats in "London," "Neverland," "Second Star" or "Jolly Roger," a special interactive, kids-only area on Captain Hook's pirate ship.

When: 7 p.m. Fridays; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 6 p.m. Sundays
Cost: $23.50, $17.50 kids


Guerin College Preparatory High School | River Grove, Ill.


Features carnival rides, games, live music, a beer tent and food.

When: 3:30-10 p.m. Aug. 25; 6-10:30 p.m. Aug. 26; 2-10 p.m. Aug. 27-28
Cost: Free

DaVinci Machines Exhibition

Water Tower Place | Chicago, Ill.


Displays hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo DaVinci's 500-year-old designs as well as digitally remastered Masterpieces for an up close and personal look at the greatest artistic genius of all time.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 6/7/2016-12/31/2016
Cost: Not for profit art exhibition. Suggested admittance $15.95 Adults; $13.95 Seniors; $11.95 Kids

Ribbit! The Exhibit

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

The Exhibit showcases 23 whimsical, larger-than-life frog sculptures fashioned from copper. The copper sculptures are created by North Carolina artist J.A. Cobb. Each frog has his or her own name, story and personality.

Cost: Free with arboretum admission

Butterflies & Blooms

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse themselves with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from around the world. A field guide is available to help visitors identify dozens of species in the exhibition. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through a window into the pupa emergence room.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weather permitting.
Cost: $6, $5 seniors, $4 kids 3-12. Discounts for members and combination tickets available.

Festival of Flight

Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Ill.

Guests will fly high with excitement while watching birds demonstrate their natural flight abilities during this interactive experience. The 20-minute show features nearly 20 bird species.

Cost: Free with zoo admission

Zoom Room

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Send toy cars hurtling through race jumps, long runs, loops, dips, and super spirals within a colossal, multilevel race course. Crash sites, obstacle courses and tracks with different textured surfaces invite physical science exploration for the innately curious of every age. Zoom Room is a play-filled, physics laboratory for kids.

Cost: Free with museum admission

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