Games such as "Plinko" and "Bozo Buckets," a goldfish toss, bingo, face painting and airbrush tattoos, balloon animals and a cake walk. Plus, raffles and healthy meals and snacks.
Celebrate chocolate and its connection to the natural world. Visit, taste, and buy specialty chocolates and treats from a variety of vendors.
Enjoy a short hike, have your family's picture taken, and then make a "natural" picture frame to complete your Valentine's Day gift. Picture frames are limited to one per family.
Visit nature classrooms, complete a craft to take home, explore the science of nature, go sledding or cross country skiing, view live animals and enjoy a roasted marshmallow around a crackling campfire. Activities may vary and some are weather dependent.
Attractions include hayrides, animals, children’s crafts, face-painting and snowshoeing.
A day of painting seasonally themed art. Light refreshments are provided.
Enjoy traditional Chinese lion costume dance, goat feedings, zoo chats, face painting, and a live Chinese Cuisine Cooking Demonstration by Chef Ying. Also, make a take-home red lantern, snap a picture in the dragon photo booth, enjoy a Year of the Monkey Scavenger Hunt through the indoor Tropic World exhibit, and receive a lucky red envelope with a special prize inside.
Enjoy snowshoe nature hikes and sledding (weather permitting), plus winter crafts, a campfire and more.
Enjoy horse-drawn hayrides, snowshoeing, ice fishing and geocaching. Meet live birds of prey from Willowbrook Wildlife Center’s raptor education program at this free all-ages event. Warm up around an open fire while making s’mores and then step inside historic Mayslake Hall for games, crafts and exploration of the historic building.
This Family Day focuses on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Interactive activities and making opportunities will be offered throughout the building along with demonstrations of the exhibition’s kinetic sculptures. Interact with modular snake robots from Carnegie Mellon University, use your imagination to create toys with FrankenToyMobile and more. Part of the opening weekend activities for the exhibition Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen.