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Be a Dairy Detective

Wagner Farm & Heritage Center | Glenview, Ill.

Visit the milking parlor at Wagner Farm to see how milk is taken from the cow to the dinner table. Learn how people have used dairy products throughout time and even make ice cream to enjoy. Advance registration is required. April 10, May 29.

When: 3:45-5 p.m.
Cost: $15, $12 resident

International Migratory Bird Day

Crabtree Nature Center | Barrington, Ill.

FREE  

Make pretend binoculars, do bird rubbings and view hawks and owls up close. Spot migrating birds along the trails with experts from Prairie Woods Audubon Society. Try the Migration Obstacle Course and see what dangers birds face.

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

Campout for Kids

Emily Oaks Nature Center | Skokie, Ill.

Pitch tents, explore the Nature Center at night, roast marshmallows over a campfire, and play games in the morning. Friday evening snacks and breakfast on Sunday morning will be provided.

When: 6:30 p.m.-10 a.m.
Cost: $35, $28 resident

Who's Fooling You? Campfire

Emily Oaks Nature Center | Skokie, Ill.

Discover how Mother Nature fools us and other animals. Hear how local birds mimic other creatures, check out the amazing camouflage of insects, and learn how predators are fooled by their prey (and vice versa). Campfire snacks are provided. In the event of rain, most programs will be held indoors in front of a fire in the Program Room. Please pre-register.

When: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: $4

Spring Canoe

Heller Nature Center | Highland Park, Ill.

Heller Naturalists will provide canoes and everything else needed for an afternoon on the water. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

When: 4-6 p.m.
Cost: $20

Moonlit Canoe

Heller Nature Center | Highland Park, Ill.

Paddle the Skokie Lagoons by the light of the moon. Heller naturalists provide canoes, instruction and everything else needed for an evening on the water. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

When: 8-10 p.m.
Cost: $20

Stories for a Spring Evening

Prairieview Education Center | Crystal Lake, Ill.

FREE  

The McHenry County Storytelling Guild presents tales and legends in a scenic setting. If weather is bad, the event will be held indoors. Registration required.

When: 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Family Day: Dream

Museum of Contemporary Art | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Families can dream big together and make art inspired by imagination and memories. Projects are designed and led by Chicago artists.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free for families with kids 12 and under

Charming Chests: Decorate a Jewelry Box

DuPage County Historical Museum | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

Decorate jewelry boxes with jewels and charms to store keepsakes.

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

Astronomy Day

Discovery Center Museum | Rockford, Ill.

Celebrate National Astronomy Week with free planetarium shows, star maps, and star crafts. Check out the inner workings of a telescope and take a close-up look at our star, the Sun, with the Rockford Amateur Astronomy Club.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission
 







 
 
 
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