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Family Geocaching

Heller Nature Center | Highland Park, Ill.

Heller Naturalists teach the whole family how to use GPS units to follow and set geocache trails, then discuss ways to get started geocaching at home.

When: 3-5 p.m.
Cost: $25 adult/child pair; $3 each additional person

Dog Days of Summer Dog Hike

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.


Bring your well-mannered, leashed dog on a one-hour guided hike on our trails in the Forest Preserve. June 21, July 19.

When: 10-11 a.m.
Cost: Free

CAFamily Studio: Chicago by the Numbers!

Chicago Architecture Foundation | Chicago, Ill.

Using the new exhibit Chicago: City of Big Data, and LEGO bricks, children and their adult companions learn why Chicago is one smart city.

When: 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 1:15-3 p.m.
Cost: $5, members free

Summer Solstice Celebration- Planting by the Signs

Elmhurst Art Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

Heidi Norton invites visitors and community members to assist in building a small urban garden on the EAM grounds. Using Firefox Books as a guide, she will discuss and demonstrate planting by phases of the moon and the signs of the zodiac.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Fancy Feet: Deck Out Flip Flops

DuPage County Historical Museum | Wheaton, Ill.


Children decorate and customize their very own pair of flip flops.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Discovering Dragonflies

The Grove | Glenview, Ill.

Explore the wetlands of The Grove to discover all types of dragonflies and where they live and what they eat.

When: 11 a.m.-noon
Cost: $15 adult/child; $12 resident adult/child

Once Upon a Symphony program of Stone Soup

Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Chicago, Ill.

Performances take place at 10 and 11:30 a.m. at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth Street, in Hinsdale. The Once Upon a Symphony program is designed for children ages 3-5 and features storytelling through music.

Cost: Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance for general admission seating, and are available via, via phone at (312) 294-3000, or at the CSO box office, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

Piyesta Pinoy 2014

Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center | Bolingbrook, Ill.


Celebrate Philippine Independence Day and experience Philippine culture, art, music, dance and food. Features a train ride, rock climbing, live entertainment, booths, interactive workshops, games, contests, vendors, exhibitors and more.

When: 11 a.m.-11 p.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

Toy & Clothing Swap

Kendall County Historic Courthouse | Yorkville, Ill.


Bring children's items that are taking up space in your house for our second swap meet. Any items you don't wish to tote back home will be donated to a local charity.

When: 9-11 a.m.
Cost: Free
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