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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

World's Largest Swimming Lesson

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort | Gurnee, Ill.


Waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the globe will host local WLSL lessons simultaneously in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record. Participants will be allowed to use the waterpark (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) at no cost.

When: 9 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Swim Lesson
Cost: Free

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

Jim Gill

Discovery Center Museum | Rockford, Ill.

Kids, parents and friends will be singing, dancing and sneezing during this lively performance by nationally-known singer and musician, Jim Gill.

When: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center | Gurnee, Ill.


Tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the fifth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record. This event is geared towards youth with limited access or experience with swim instruction. Pre-registration is required:

When: 9:45-10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

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

Stars under the Stars Overnight Camp Out

Glenview Park District | Glenview, Ill.

Enjoy featured film, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, and an overnight adventure with family. Don’t forget sleeping bags, pillows and flashlights. A special treat will be provided but bring a picnic dinner, drinks and snacks to enjoy during the film. Also, bring cans or non-perishable food items to donate to Northfield Township Food Pantry.

When: 6 p.m.-7:30 a.m.
Cost: $18.75, $15 residents

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

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