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Line, Shape, and Symmetry in Art

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Explore the lines, shapes, and symmetry artists use every day. Children will experiment with a variety of creative processes that include works by renowned artists.

When: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $23 pair, $17 member pair

Senet — the Favorite Game of Egypt

Oriental Institute Museum | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Learn how to the play the game ancient Egyptians liked so much that they took it with them to the afterlife.

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

Pause to Play

West Chicago Public Library | West Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Look on the library lawn for an array of different outdoor games and activities everyone in the family can enjoy.

When: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

National Hot Dog Day and Pet Parade

Palos Park Village Green | Palos Park, Ill.

FREE  

Jump on the wagon and bring the entire family down to the Village Green and enjoy a hot off the grill hot dog with all the fixings for only 50 cents. Plus live musical entertainment by BLUE WILLIE T & da Mid-Nite Lovers.

When: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Mommy and Me Zumba in the Plaza

Winston Plaza Shopping Center | Melrose Park, Ill.

FREE  

Exercise alone or with your children 3 and up. Playland Attendant on site for Children under 5. All first-time attendees recieve a Health & Fitness Goodie Bag. Bring a towel, water and a mat.

When: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free

Wizard of Oz

Morkes Chocolates | Palatine, 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: 2-3:30 p.m. or 4-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $18

Frozen In July

Morkes Chocolates | Algonquin, Ill.

Kids build Olaf marshmallows, mold chocolate snowflakes and truffle centered snowballs, and learn how to make ‘Magic’ shell ice cream topping, which will be enjoyed over ice cream, while singing ‘Let It Go’!

 

When: 10-11:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., or 4-5:30 p.m. July 21; 2-3:30 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. July 23
Cost: $18

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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