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Full Moon Rising Campfire

Heller Nature Center | Highland Park, Ill.

Take a short hike with a naturalist along the trails, play games with family and friends and enjoy marshmallows roasted over the campfire while watching the full moon rise over Lake Michigan.

When: 8-9:30 p.m. June 13; 7:30-9 p.m. July 12; 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 10
Cost: $8, free kids 2 and under

Girl Scout Late Night

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

The evening includes full access to the Museum, special activities, snack, and a movie.

When: 7 p.m.-midnight
Cost: $25 kids, $20 adults

Cherry Blossom Ball

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Features the beloved Daddy-Daughter Dances, Parent-Child Dance-Offs, Dancing through the Years and more musical fun. Plus photo portraits for each participant, photo frame decorating, catered dining and more.

When: 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $45, $30 members

Under the Stars & Stripes Camp Out

Naper Settlement | Naperville, Ill.

Enjoy a catered dinner, games, geocaching, roasted marshmallows and a sing-a-long. Awake in the morning to a continental breakfast and tour of select historic buildings before the gates open to the public.

When: 5 p.m. Friday-10 a.m. Saturday
Cost: $30, $25 kids 4-12, $12 kids under 4

Kids Nite Out

The Kids Table | Chicago, Ill.

Kids make their own dinner and enjoy a post-meal activity such as a food-themed craft, games, yoga or a movie. June 7, 13, 21 and 28.

When: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $40

Day Without Hunger Event

Loaves & Fishes | Naperville, Ill.

FREE  

Loaves & Fishes is one of Chicagoland’s leading anti-poverty organizations, providing grocery and empowerment services to more than 2,700 families in the Western Suburbs each month. Following the press conference, Loaves & Fishes will celebrate the annual “Day Without Hunger” community festival, offering a BBQ, restaurant tastings, activities for the entire family, musical entertainment, exhibits, tours and more.

When: 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Tree House Tales

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Enter a tree house village filled with adventure and imagination. Play, make believe, and become part of the trees' ever-changing tale. The exhibition is comprised of six fun-filled, educational tree houses, aimed at kids 2-10.

When: 7 a.m.-sunset
Cost: Free with admission

Circus Zirkus

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Children can immerse themselves in backstage preparation, perform routines in center ring or manage the behind-the-scenes action of lights and sound. Plus, try making a circus balance toy or dress up like a clown.

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
 









 
 
 
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