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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

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

McCormick Place, South Building | Chicago, Ill.

A convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. The show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen.

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 25-26; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27
Cost: Check website

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.

FREE  

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

YOGA for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Autism

Yogaview | Chicago, Ill.

Yoga practice in community with others who can relate to what you are going through can offer not only respite and renewal, but perspective, allowing us to transcend the feelings that often cloud our ability to celebrate the talents and potential of our unique children. In this special yoga sangha (community), we will practice empowering and restorative asanas (physical poses) and pranayama (conscious breathing) to strengthen, support, and restore the body and mind.   Parents will also have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A forum with Maria after class.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $20

The Art of Dr. Seuss

Water Tower Place | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  
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

Forts

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

Bubbles

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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