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Stories & Songs with Shana Harvey

The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Chicago-based teacher and singer/songwriter Shana Harvey leadskids in an interactive sing-along with folk songs from all over the world. Snacks, blankets and music-makers welcome. Kids must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required.

When: 11 a.m.-noon June 22, July 20 and Aug. 10
Cost: Free

Barn Full of Bats

Glacial Park Conservation Area | Ringwood, Ill.

After a fun and informative presentation, participants will hike through Glacial Park to observe bats flying out of a barn at dusk. Wear comfortable shoes for a one mile hike.

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Chicago White Sox Day

Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Ill.

Current White Sox players and Southpaw the mascot will be signing autographs during the celebration of the South Side’s favorite team. Guests will be allowed to have one item signed and should bring their own item to be signed (photos will not be provided).

Cost: Free with admission

Tour Union Station with the Chicago History Museum!

Union Station | Chicago, Ill.

Explore the architecture above street level, the action of the rails below, and the stories of one of America’s last grand railway stations. The walking tour runs 90 minutes to two hours. June 22, July 27, Aug. 10 and 24.

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: $25, $20 members

Journal To Go!

Arlington Heights Park District | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Learn how to make a button and string notebook that can be used as a journal or even a place to store small paper items. All materials provided.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $24

Celebrate the Release of Erica O’Rourke’s new novel, Dissonance

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court | Winnetka, Ill.

FREE  

The science fiction romance Dissonance features heroine Delancy Sullivan, a young woman with a special gift: she can travel between countless parallel worlds created each time someone makes a choice. Author Erica O’Rourke discusses the creation of Dissonance, answers questions from the audience, and signs copies of her work. Refreshments will be served.

When: 7-8 p.m.
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

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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