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Raptors in the Garden

The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Observe majestic birds of prey up close and learn about their habitat, adaptations and the challenges that they face in an urban environment.

When: 6-8 p.m. June 24, July 22
Cost: Free

PNC Grow Up Great Mobile Learning Adventure

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

FREE  

This traveling exhibit provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of early childhood education while they engage in fun activities with their children and meet professionals from our community.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Rainbow Day

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Guests are encouraged to come dressed in favorite colors and participate in a rainbow of art and color-related activities.

Cost: Free with admission

History Connections

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

Kids and families can explore a different theme every Tuesday and learn something new about our nation's military history. June 3: Combat Communications. See and learn about different communication equipment from the museum's Education Collection and use WWII replica radios to communicate. June 10: Smells Like History. Take a whiff from the scent bottle and try to identify the smell. June 17: Learn how soldiers' protective helmets have changed through the years and try them on. June 24: What's New in WWII? Learn about scary, scandalous and sweet new inventions of the 1940s, then help the scientists create something "silly" to bring home.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free; $5 parking

Wendy & DB

Wilmette Public Library | Wilmette, Ill.

FREE  

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. Starting at 6:30 p.m., bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn before the show.

When: 7-7:45 p.m.
Cost: Free

Taste of Trinity Summer Workshop

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance |

These one-hour fun-filled sessions will include basic footwork, introduction to Irish dance music & rhythm, learning the traditional Irish Jig and more.

When: 9-10 a.m. and 10-11 a.m.
Cost: $65

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

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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