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Cartooning Nature

Prairieview Education Center | Crystal Lake, Ill.

Learn to draw easy cartoon animals and plants, and to tell a conservation message with your own cartoon poster. Susan Sieber will demonstrate how to use simple shapes to draw characters from nature, and then will show how to tell a story with them. Make a poster that tells people what you know about conserving nature.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $15, $12 resident

Family Sundays

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Each Family Sunday includes short 20 minute tours, story time in the Hull-House Museum library and book sales, and activities and crafts for families connected to monthly theme. June 1; June 29; Aug. 3; Sept. 7.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: $5 family

Story Book Science

Discovery Center Museum | Rockford, Ill.

Choose a character from stories or movies or invent one of your own. Come in costume and enjoy games, art, crafts, and demonstrations.

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

LamaSeuss: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

Oriental Institute Museum | Chicago, Ill.


Hear a book from Dr. Seuss, then explore behatted artifacts to learn what ancient hats can tell an archaeologist.

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

Summer Science Party

American Science & Surplus | Chicago, Ill.


Includes telescope and microscope demonstrations, hair-raising electricity experiments, chemistry experiments much too messy for the home and a whole lot more. This event will have nonstop workshops, demonstrations, hands-on experiments, quizzes, fun, and special guest -The International Museum of Surgical Science.

When: 6-10 p.m.
Cost: Free

Language Stars Movie Matinee

Language Stars |

Watch Frozen in Spanish. Includes movie, snacks and a take-home project.

When: 3-5 p.m.
Cost: $25, $20 additional child

Laugh Shack

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Try out some goofy faces, learn a wacky walk or build an arsenal of original knock-knock jokes. Once your material is ready, it's time to hit the stage and showcase your best bits at the Children's Museum's own comedy club.


Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars

Elmhurst History Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

Exhibit highlights the longtime rivalry between the fans of these two storied teams. This cultural history exposé covers all the bases of the crosstown rivalry to examine concepts of loyalty and fandom through videos of each team’s colorful supporters; interviews with former players, sports journalists and broadcasters; and fan souvenirs and ephemera.

Cost: Free with admission

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition

DuSable Museum of African American History | Chicago, Ill.

Exhibit commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970's Saturday morning cartoons that featured positive black characters for the first time in television history. It was the first time that cartoons like Josie And The Pussy Cats, Kid Power and Star Trek featured strong, positive black female characters. It was also the first time that black people like Bill Cosby and Berry Gordy led the development of animated television programming featuring black characters.

Cost: Free with admission

Destination Solar System

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

A live show that takes adventurous space explorers on an immersive tour of the Solar System. Set in the future, Destination Solar System flies audiences from one end of the Solar System to the other in under 30 minutes, from sizzling solar flares on the Sun to liquid methane lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan. Passengers can travel hundreds of millions of miles in just seconds on an adventure-filled tour led by Jesse, an enthusiastic, knowledgeable yet "green" tour guide, and MAX, a highly advanced, fully integrated onboard computer.

Cost: Check website
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