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Duck, Duck, Goose

Glacial Park Conservation Area | Ringwood, Ill.

Activities and games designed to teach about some of the birds that share this land.

When: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Homeschool Connections: Plants

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.


Homeschoolers will learn about plants and their role in the ecosystem through discussion and hands-on activities. For ages 8-12; register by April 14.

When: 2-3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Technology in Our World

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Discover how things work and where light, shadows, sound, and color come into technological exploration for young ones.

When: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $23 pair, $17 member pair

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 Dance Jam

American Girl Place | Chicago, Ill.


Before the event, girls can go online to learn the moves to "UR Your Own Star," a song from the upcoming Isabelle movie. On the day of the event, come to the store for a quick practice, and then perform the dance live for the camera with other girls. Every participant gets a special keepsake. Plus, clips from selected performances will appear in a video during the Isabelle's in-store movie premiere this summer. Reservations required.

When: 9:45 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

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

Parent’s Night – Albinism

The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center | Glenview, Ill.


Parents of children with albinism can listen and share tips and ideas. The evening  features two representatives from the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH): Sheila Adamo, LCSW, CADC, Chairperson, NOAH Board of Directors, and mother of a child with albinism Mike McGowan, Executive Director of NOAH, and an adult with albinism. Babysitting is available.

When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free; RSVP required


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


Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Explore the magic that happens when soap, water, and air combine. Use wild wands to makebubbles big and small. Catch, dance with and even step inside giant bubbles.

Cost: Free with admission

Eggs to Chicks

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit features the rare Black Java and White Java strains of chicken, which were an endangered species less than a decade ago. Includes a special child-height egg incubator, hatchery unit and a pen for newborn chicks. Runs from March 18-June 16.

When: Open during regular museum hours
Cost: Free with museum admission
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