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Curious George Visits

Cosley Zoo | Wheaton, Ill.

Families have the chance to visit Curious George while interacting with animals and zookeepers.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free with admission

Swing! The Science of Baseball

Elmhurst Historical Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

FREE  

Try cool science experiments to learn how Newton's Three Laws of Motion apply to baseball. Make objects hover and fly, experiment with a human gyroscope to feel G-force, and trick gravity with inertia, plus get science tricks to take home. Registration required: www.elmhurstpubliclibrary.org.

When: 1:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

E-I-E-I-O

Discovery Center Museum | Rockford, Ill.

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Hold a baby bunny or cradle a downy chick during this barnyard bonanza of fun. Meet live turkeys, pigs, goats and ducks; plant seeds; play in the grain, and more. Fashion a hat, decorate a barn, and celebrate summer on the farm.

When: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission

Adventure Day

Seascape Family Aquatic Center | Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Cabelas provides kayaking demos and brings a variety of tents to explore. The portable climbing wall is available for rock climbing and Above and Underwater Scuba facilitates snorkeling demos.

When: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Check website

The Mariachi Divas

Ravinia Festival | Highland Park, Ill.

Part of the Kraft Kids Concert series. Park opens at 11 a.m.

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: $10 lawn, $5 park

LamaSeuss: Fine Feathered Friends

Oriental Institute Museum | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Hear a reading from Dr. Seuss, plus go on a “birding” expedition through the Oriental Institute’s galleries and discover birds both common and rare and what people 3,000 years ago thought of them.

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

Where's Waldo? Neighborhood-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Beginning July 1, children can stop by for a list of participating stores, which each have a 6" Waldo figurine hidden somewhere on the premises. When the child finds him, that business's staff will give the child a card that says "I found Waldo at _____." Bring all the cards back for chances to win prizes.

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

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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