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Wendy & DB

Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Ill.

Wendy & DB love to get kids singing, wiggling, jumping, dancing and just 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: 6-7 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Goin’ Batty

The Grove | Glenview, Ill.

Learn the truth about bats, what they eat, where they live and how they use echolocation to maneuver around in the dark, then walk the Grove's trails to search for these mysterious creatures.

When: 7:30-9 p.m.
Cost: $10, $8 resident

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

Lunch with a Lifeguard

Arlington Heights Park District | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Kids will get to watch a lifeguard training, eat a pizza lunch, hang out and talk with the lifeguards about their job and pool safety. They will also get an opportunity to sit the guard chair, and try out some simple lifeguard skills.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $5

Adventure Sandwich

Pritzker Park | Chicago, Ill.


A visually exciting live action cartoon that combines music, art, and storytelling for children and families.

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

Peppa Pig Meet and Greet

Westfield Hawthorn Mall | Vernon Hills, Ill.


Little ones can giggle along with Peppa, pose for a picture, grab a coloring page and enter to win a great Peppa Pig prize.

When: Noon-4 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

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

Pet Vet

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

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 obstacle course.

Cost: Free with admission
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