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.
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.
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.
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
Decorate jewelry boxes with jewels and charms to store keepsakes.
Chicago's Lookinggglass Theatre Company joins the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra to help bring this timeless music to life.
Families are invited to arrive at Symphony Center one hour before
each performance for the preceding activities, including
performances by students from local community music schools,
composition activities with musicians from the Civic Orchestra of
Chicago, an Instrument Petting Zoo and visual art activities
presented by the Art Institute of Chicago.
Join the Northwestern University Sports Performance staff for a day of fitness and fun. Participants learn how to approach a healthy lifestyle with important nutrition and training tips. Please bring a donation of a lightly used piece of sports equipment that in turn will be given to a local school. Lunch follows the program.
Read “Did You Hear Wind Sing Your Name?” an Oneida Song of Spring, by Sandrea De Coteau Orie, a story that tells of the seasonal change as winter wanes and spring begins anew. Plus spend time outside searching for signs of this seasonal change. Dress for exploration and the outdoors.
Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts are the signature style of CIRCO COMEDIA starring the fantastic duo Jean Saucier & Patrick Cote from Montreal - performing their distinctive style of humour, acrobatic tricks, daring feats, magic and eccentricity. Following in the tradition of the Quebec Circus, Jean Saucier, master equilibrist, juggler, trick cyclist, acrobat and magician performs his feats from dizzying heights while Patrick Cote, burlesque clown, expert roller skater and drummer, innocently tries his best to be the (imperfect) assistant. This is family entertainment at its finest.
The library is transformed into an 18-hole putting course for
the day winding through the stacks, reading and meeting areas. Stop
by the "19th hole" for refreshments.