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Week of the Young Child

Emily Oaks Nature Center | Skokie, Ill.

FREE  

Emily Oaks Nature Center is offering a free trail pack to families with kids 2-5. Come use the grounds to explore shapes, colors and textures of nature, and receive program ideas to continue your explorations at home.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Twilight Trailblazers

Emily Oaks Nature Center | Skokie, Ill.

Travel the trails with a naturalist to discover sights and sounds of the evening, and end by a campfire. Light snacks will be provided.

When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $10, $8 resident

Family Fun Friday Night: Family Science Night

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Enjoy science activities with the whole family throughout the museum.

When: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission or membership

Family Night at the Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Inspired by the museum's newest exhibition Railroaders, hear tales of the rails and discover adventure on the tracks. Listen to live folk music, play train bingo, create a railroad lantern, and more. Plus a family photobooth and trackless train rides.

When: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $10, $5 kids and members

Venomous Science Night

Elgin Public Museum | Elgin, Ill.

Learn about spiders, insects, reptiles and plants that deserve our respect. Different stations will be set up around the museum for kids and their parents to conduct experiments, experience demonstrations and partake in discussions.

When: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $2

Spring Break Activities

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian | Evanston, Ill.

The Mitchell Museum provides everything students will need to make simple versions of traditional Native American artifacts including paper moccasins, canoes, Plains shields and more. Each craft includes background information about the importance of the artifact to Native American ways of life. Visitors can view similar artifacts in the exhibits which cover a variety of themes including clothing and regalia, traditional transportation, use of natural resources, and the impact of the tourist trade.
Cost: Free with admission

Isabelle's Celebration

American Girl Place | Chicago, Ill.

Celebrate the arrival of Isabelle, the newest Girl of the Year. Girls learn about Isabelle, make a fun craft, and enjoy a delicious meal. Includes an American Girl book to take home. Call for reservations. April 11, May 3.

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 11; 7:30-8:30 p.m. May 3
Cost: $30

Sport Center Family Fun Night

Schaumburg Park District | Schaumburg, Ill.

FREE  

An opportunity for families to participate in a variety of structured, supervised sports, games and activities in its 110,000 square foot facility. Activities include basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, preschool tot lot, soccer, T-ball, softball and gymnastic obstacle courses. The first 200 residents to register receive a gift at the door.

When: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $5 family, free residents

Glitzy Girls Spring Bling Fling

Glenview Park District Park Center | Glenview , Ill.

Girls design their own sequins tee shirt and crystal blinged-out bracelet and decorate a canvas room with stamps, paints and sparkle jewels/rhinestones. End the night with a fun dance party.

When: 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Cost: $39, $35 resident

Egg Hunt in the Pool

Sheridan Park | Chicago, Ill.

Meet the big white Bunny and look for hidden eggs. Event may also include crafts or other activities. Call the park for details.

When: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $2
 







 
 
 
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