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Egg Drop

Susanna Farms | Lake Villa, Ill.

At 4:45 p.m. a helicopter will drop bunches of eggs filled with candies for children to find. There will also be smaller egg hunts for toddlers in a small straw bale maze at 4 p.m. Kids can play in the toddler hay mazes, enjoy a ride in a new train pulled around the barn, check out all the horses and cows and baby chickens. Horseback rides available for $5 per person (weather permitting).

When: 2-6 p.m. April 13.
Cost: $5

Animal Egg Hunts

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Read a book, explore different animal egg specimens and go outside to hunt for plastic eggs that hold animal toy surprises for everyone (eggs will not contain candy). Pre-registration required.

When: April 13. 12:30-1:15 p.m. (ages 2-3 with adult); 1:30-2:15 or 2:30-3:15 p.m. (ages 3-7)
Cost: $15, $10 resident

Fabulous Frogs

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.


Learn about the life cycle, ecology and identification of native frogs. Visit the pond to look for frogs and tadpoles. For adults and children ages 8 and older; register by April 10.

When: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

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

Magic Up Close

Theater Wit | Chicago, Ill.

A highly visual magic show that appeals to a multi-generational audience and includes much participation. Sean Masterson's original presentations combine sleight-of-hand illusions with skilled storytelling to create an experience that is both amazing and entertaining.

When: 11:30 a.m. Sundays
Cost: $16.50, $14.50 kids

NSDC Sports Clinic

JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center | Highland Park, Ill.


Splitting up into age-appropriate groups, kids will enjoy basketball and soccer drills, a game of catch, and more with NSDC Sports camp counselors. Registration not required.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

Fox Valley Park District | Aurora, Ill.


Boys and girls show their skills in this nationally recognized competition that tests punting, passing and place-kicking abilities. Top finishers in each of five different age groups will advance to the next level - and could make it all the way to the national finals.

Cost: Free; registration required

Signs of Spring

Moraine Hills State Park/McHenry Dam | McHenry, Ill.


Early wildflowers and migratory birds, bugs and buds, frogs and worms. Take a leisurely hike and see what you discover. Binoculars and magnifying glasses provided.

When: 1:30-3 p.m.
Cost: Free; registration requested

The Art of Dr. Seuss

Water Tower Place | Chicago, Ill.

The Art of Dr. Seuss has installed sculptures of everyone from the wacky Cat in the Hat to the steadfast Horton and persistent Sam I Am. For children and nostalgic adults, there is a scavenger hunt involving the bronze sculptures, which also include the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle and the Lorax. A photo hunt clue accompanies each sculpture, and guests are invited to share photos on Instagram (@drseussgallerychicago #DRSEUSSART) to win prizes. Runs through May 5.

When: Daily
Cost: Free


Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Forts are the perfect place for pretend stakeout areas and secret society meetings. Use couch cushions, upside-down tables, doors, headboards-even stairs that go nowhere!-to create a cool and cozy space that's all your own.

Cost: Free with admission
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