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Darting Dragonflies

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Investigate the lives of the fastest insect in the world. Hike, play games and make a dragonfly craft.

When: 9:30-10:45 a.m. July 9 and 15
Cost: $22, $15 members

Darting Dragonflies

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Investigate the lives of the fastest insect in the world. Hike, play games and make a dragonfly craft.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. July 8, 16 and 17
Cost: $25, $18 members

Super Snakes

Coral Woods Conservation Area | Marengo, Ill.

Search the fields and forests for snakes. Learn about the lives and behaviors of our local snakes, and why they are important to us. Dress for the weather, hiking and exploring. Bring a water bottle.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Fossil Workshop

Midwest Museum of Natural History | Sycamore, Ill.

Learn about different types of fossils, how they are made, and what they can tell us. Plus make a fossil, and take some home.

When: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $10, $6 members

Little Red Riding Hood

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Little Red Riding Hood walks to her grandmother's house, through the woods, to bring her a basket of food. But the Big Bad Wolf has other plans for the girl and tricks her into telling him where she's going. When Red finally makes it to Granny's house, something isn't quite right.

When: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday
Cost: $14, $12 kids 12 and under

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

Wizard of Oz

Morkes Chocolates | Algonquin, Ill.

Kids recreate scenes from the Wizard of Oz movie including a chocolate house falling on the wicked witch, decorating Dorothy’s red slippers, building a yellow brick ‘candy’ road and adding more candy special effects

When: 10-11:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., or 4-5:30 p.m. July 14; 2-3:30 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. July 16
Cost: $18

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

Butterflies & Blooms

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse themselves with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from around the world. A field guide is available to help visitors identify dozens of species in the exhibition. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through a window into the pupa emergence room.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weather permitting.
Cost: $6, $5 seniors, $4 kids 3-12. Discounts for members and combination tickets available.

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
 







 
 
 
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