The Chicago Botanic Garden, in partnership with the
Friends of the Chicago River, invites families to participate in
the Father's Day Canoe Adventure. Join Bob Kirschner, the Garden's
aquatic biologist, as he guides you through the lakes and explains
our nationally-recognized shoreline restoration program. Herons,
ducks, small fish and maybe a few turtles and frogs will greet you
as you canoe through their watery habitat. The Father's Day Canoe
Adventure is for paddling enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Instructions, canoes, life jackets and paddles will be
provided. For more information or to purchase tickets
visit www.chicagobotanic.org/school or call (847)
Features a celebration of Hispanic culture,
authentic cuisine, refreshments, music, and dancing. The
festivities include local musical talent along with Hispanic
artists and artisans and their eclectic works. June 7-8 and
An event-filled weekend of fun and festivities. A portion of every sale made June 14-June 29 will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital. Guests are encouraged to RSVP at (312) 475-9620 or visit www.drseussgallery.com for more info.
The whole family can prepare and enjoy brunch together. The menu includes build-your-own breakfast burritos, tropical fruit salad and coconut horchata.
Fathers receive complimentary general admission and will have the opportunity to view up close three vintage cars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kids will be able
to explore the pet vet office and learn a new respect for creatures
as they nurse sick and injured animals back to health
on the examining and operating tables; examine
x-rays; get play animals clean; determine
what diet is best and make a healthy meal; climb
aboard a large format animal scale; help the lost pets
find their correct homes and clamber through the pet