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Wildlife Babies

Glacial Park Conservation Area | Ringwood, Ill.

Enjoy activities to learn about the ways animals care for their young during this special time of year and what to do if you find any wild animal babies.

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

Just Mom and Me

American Girl Place | Chicago, Ill.

Enjoy a special meal, make a paper family tree, and sign a "mother-daughter promise" to keep creating memories. Includes a keepsake photo and frame, plus an American Girl book to take home. Reservations required. April 25, May 10.

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 25; 7:30-8:30 p.m. May 10
Cost: $43 per person

Halfway to Halloween

Mokena Community Park District | Mokena, Ill.

See a family-friendly movie on the big screen. Costumes are optional but bring a trick-or-treat bag to get some goodies. Popcorn is included.

When: 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $1, free kids 2 and under

Babies Tots n' More

Daystar School | Chicago, Ill.


Features thousands of quality, gently-used or new kids and maternity items, from hundreds of families throughout Chicagoland. Items include maternity and children's clothing (through Youth Size 16), shoes, toys, books, games, baby equipment, children's furniture and more.

When: 10 a.m.-1 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


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

Japan and Nature: Spirits of the Seasons

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

A multi-media, interactive, exhibit that allows children to discover how nature is reflected and celebrated in the lives of Japanese children through special seasonal environments and traditional Japanese activities. The exhibit focuses on the regions of Lake Biwa, Sapporo, Kyoto and Fukuoka, offering an in-depth exploration of each region through video, audio and visual media, as well as authentic props and hands-on interactive activities.

Cost: Free with admission

Pet Vet

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Kids will be able to explore the pet vet office and learn a new respect for creatures as they nurse sick and injured animals back to health on the examining and operating tables; examine x-rays; get play animals clean; determine what diet is best and make a healthy meal; climb aboard a large format animal scale; help the lost pets find their correct homes and clamber through the pet obstacle course.

Cost: Free with admission

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