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Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health

Geneva , Ill.

FREE  

Geneva celebrates its Swedish heritage with a festival featuring American and Swedish food including a craft beer tent, a carnival, Kids' day, "Geneva's Got Talent" and Sweden Väst, musical entertainment and the Grand Parade.

When: Visit website for schedule of events.
Cost: Free. Fee for some activities and carnival.

Hot Colors, Cool Water

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Engage in play and math learning. Opposites are emphasized in a class that focuses on the hot colors of summer and the water play that cools us off.

When: 9:30-10 a.m.
Cost: $20 pair, $14 member pair

Family Night Out: Tank Park Scavenger Hunt

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

Events includes a scavenger hunt and a guided walking tour of the museum's historic tanks used by the U.S. Army from WWI to present.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free; $2 parking

Summer Solstice Celebration

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Includes a special chance for kids to join historical figure John James Aubudon as he shares stories of his Illinois wilderness adventures in 1811 as he tries to paint every known North American bird. Plus, enjoy activities for the whole family, including critter connections, crafts and Bird Bingo. Treats from Black Dog Gelato and other local food vendors will be available for purchase.

When: 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Parent/ Tot Fall Adventures - Animal Safari

Arlington Heights Park District | Arlington Heights, Ill.

The evening begins with a group story time followed by activity stations. Parents lead their children through the themed activity stations. Stations include: 1-2 craft projects, snack, explore/touch, a movement activity, and a sensory table. June 19, July 10, Aug. 14.

When: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Cost: $14

Glitzy Girlz: Summer Spa Night

Arlington Heights Park District | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Start with a fruit facial, then move on to pedicures with scrub, lotion and spray, and finish with a fresh nail polish application complete with nail art stickers or designs. In addition, do manicures that include nail art. Each girl will also design a crystal charm anklet complete with a great charm selection. A foot/nail brush is provided to use and take home. A spa goodie bag will also be provided.

When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: $42.50, $35.50 resident

Tree House Tales

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

Butterflies & Blooms

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse themselves with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from around the world. A field guide is available to help visitors identify dozens of species in the exhibition. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through a window into the pupa emergence room.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weather permitting.
Cost: $6, $5 seniors, $4 kids 3-12. Discounts for members and combination tickets available.

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

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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