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Wendy & DB

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Wendy & DB love to get kids singing, wiggling, jumping, dancing and having a great time. Their original songs encourage children to use their imaginations, teach musical basics like melody and rhythm, and show kids how to have fun with words.

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Free Public Tour

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park | Skokie, Ill.

FREE  

Explore the sculpture park with trained docents. Kids get a bit of culture and art education, but aren't expected to be sit still, be quiet and never touch anything. May 18, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24 and Sept. 28.

When: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Earth Science Explorer

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Dig in the dirt, investigate colors in the natural environment, and explore the textures of nature.

When: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $23 pair, $17 member pair

Pedals & Petals Garden Bike Tour

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

CP PICK  

Cantigny's resident horticulturists, Bob Carr and Chris Roberts, will lead a leisurely bike ride, with stops at different areas of the gardens. Register in advance at Cantigny.org or (630) 260-8162. June 19, Aug. 15.

When: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with $5 parking fee

The Mariachi Divas

Ravinia Festival | Highland Park, Ill.

Part of the Kraft Kids Concert series. Park opens at 11 a.m.

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: $10 lawn, $5 park

Clown Therapy with Dr. Gesundheit

Lisle Library District | Lisle, Ill.

FREE  

Dr. Gesundheit's Clown Therapy mixes physical comedy, acrobatics, comic juggling and ingenious audience participation.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Area 51 Amazing Animal Show

West Chicago Public Library | West Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Area 51 Exotics brings their incredible animals to the library. Learn where each animal comes from, how it survives, what it eats, and other fascinating and sometimes weird facts.

When: 4-4:45 p.m.
Cost: Free

Mommy and Me Zumba in the Plaza

Winston Plaza Shopping Center | Melrose Park, Ill.

FREE  

Exercise alone or with your children 3 and up. Playland Attendant on site for Children under 5. All first-time attendees recieve a Health & Fitness Goodie Bag. Bring a towel, water and a mat.

When: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free

Under The Sea

Morkes Chocolates | Palatine, Ill.

Kids create a gelatin aquarium, build a marshmallow octopus and mold chocolate sea creatures. Plus, there will be a salt water taffy demo and pull.

When: 2-3:30 p.m. or 4-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $18

Under The Sea

Morkes Chocolates | Algonquin, Ill.

Kids create a gelatin aquarium, build a marshmallow octopus and mold chocolate sea creatures. Plus, there will be a salt water taffy demo and pull.

When: 10-11:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., or 4-5:30 p.m. June 16; 2-3:30 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. June 18
Cost: $18
 










 
 
 
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