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School's Out at Wagner Farm

Historic Wagner Farm | Glenview, Ill.


A morning of arts and crafts, stories, activities and farm animals.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

President's Day - Adventure Quest

Emily Oaks Nature Center | Skokie, Ill.

The outdoor adventure includes snowshoeing, geocaching, log climbing, or animal tracking, depending on weather conditions. Hot chocolate and trail mix provided.

When: 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: $20, $16 resident

Snow Day

Heller Nature Center | Highland Park, Ill.

An afternoon of exploring everything that makes winter great. Hike, play in the snow, go sledding, do science experiments and play games, then head inside to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa while watching a snowy movie.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: $40

Presidents’ Day Camp

Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, Ill.

Each camp group will explore the zoo and participate in a variety of activities focused on animal diversity, environmental conservation and the ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild. At this year’s “All About Primates” camp, participants will explore the fascinating world of primates, from how they raise their young, to how scientists at the zoo study ape behavior, helping to conserve primates in the wild.

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $58-$68

Skate for History on Presidents' Day

Arlington Heights Historical Museum | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Enjoy a roller skating party to help preserve Mount Prospect's 1896 Central School. A limited number of skates will be available for rental ($5).


When: Noon-5 p.m.
Cost: $5

President's Day Celebration

Chicago History Museum | Chicago, Ill.


Special events include a performance by Chicago Brass Band and Meeting the Lincolns by With Lincoln Productions. Special family-friendly activities and performances are designed to honor and celebrate significant moments and figures in history. Visitors have one last chance to see “Lincoln’s Undying Words” and discover how Abraham Lincoln’s changing views toward slavery transformed America.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

School’s Out Day Camp: Messy, Mad Science

Naper Settlement | Naperville, Ill.

Kids in grades 1-5 can dive into the world of slime and goo to create Galaxy Slime, make a bubbling explosion in a bag and use household and pantry items to create “bath fizzies.”

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $45

President's Day Pets

Midwest Museum of Natural History | Sycamore, Ill.

Learn about a few of the presidents' pets on President's day, and then interact with some of the museum's live animals while learning about what kind of pet a reptile is.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

President's Day Camp

Kids Clay Room | Chicago, Ill.

Children will make and paint clay projects and take a break for lunch. The ceramic pieces will be ready for pick up in approximately 3 weeks.

When: 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: $45 per child


Legoland Discovery Center | Schaumburg, Ill.

Two weekends of free giveaways, costume character meet-and-greets and themed scavenger hunts and builds. Activities include a Batmobile build-and-test station and gadget building in the Master Builder Academy’s bat cave.

Cost: Free with admission

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