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Springtime on the Farm

Schaumburg, Ill.

Experience a busy spring on a working 1880s farm by helping to till fields with a horse-drawn plow, plant a vegetable garden, watch a blacksmith, visit baby animals in the barn or help with spring cleaning in the farmhouse. Features kid's crafts, refreshments and wagon shuttle to the farm.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: $4 person, $16 family, free kids under 3

Earth Day Celebration

Skokie, Ill.

FREE  

Discover how different Skokie cultures recognize and celebrate Earth Day in their home countries, and join in Earth Day rituals, ceremonies and activities from around the world. Earth-friendly foods will be available for sale.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Woodland Wildflower Walk

Coral Woods Conservation Area | Marengo, Ill.

FREE  

Be prepared for a 1.5-mile hike and enjoy stories and folklore about the beautiful native flowers.

When: 1:30-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Earth Day Celebration

Emily Oaks Nature Center | Skokie, Ill.

FREE  

Discover how different Skokie cultures recognize and celebrate Earth Day in their home countries, and join in Earth Day rituals, ceremonies and activities from around the world. Earth-friendly foods will be available for sale.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Living History Open House

Glacial Park Conservation Area | Ringwood, Ill.

FREE  

Visit a Greek Revival 1854 restored house and learn more about the resident families that called this area home. This open house, with volunteers in historical attire, centers around the Powers family and their contribution to the Civil War.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Tales and Trails

Lincoln Marsh Natural Area | Wheaton, Ill.

A unique hour of nature stories and hiking in the great outdoors at Lincoln Marsh. Explore the nature behind some of your favorite nature stories.

When: 1-2 p.m. April 23; 10-11 a.m. May 13
Cost: $9.50, $7.50 resident

Party for the Planet

Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Ill.

This special day showcases some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe. Visit the Eco Expo, drop off recycling, enjoy live entertainment, plant a tree, and enjoy green activities and crafts. Plus, special Zoo Chats on giraffes.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with zoo admission

Maifest

Hofbrauhaus Chicago | Rosemont, Ill.

A month-long Maifest celebration featuring a variety of authentic German entertainment and Maifest food specials. In addition to Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s daily entertainment schedule, Maifest will bring German dance troupes, brass bands to the Haus.

Cost:

Peter Pan

Stage 773 | Chicago, Ill.

The entire family will enjoy this musical adventure through Neverland. After the show, kids will have a chance to meet the actors, ​get autographs, and take photos.

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. Sunday
Cost: $12-$18

Beat Kitchen Concerts for Kids!

Beat Kitchen | Chicago, Ill.

Featuring bass and drums along with guitar and vocals, Karen for Kids brings a groovy folk-rock/blues vibe to her interactive and engaging performances. A Wiggleworms teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music and a performing artist, Karen’s passion and professionalism engages families with her dynamic performances and memorable melodies.

When: Noon-1 p.m.
Cost: $7
 










 
 
 
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