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.
Heller Naturalists will provide canoes and everything else
needed for an afternoon on the water. Children must be accompanied
by a registered adult.
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
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.
Decorate jewelry boxes with jewels and charms to store keepsakes.
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.
Includes art activities, facepainting, tattoos, balloons and a chance to meet Elmo.
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.