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Dancin' Sprouts with Wendy & DB

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Wendy & DB love to get kids singing, wiggling, jumping, dancing and having a great time. Their original songs encourage children to use their imaginations, teach musical basics like melody and rhythm, and show kids how to have fun with words.

Cost: Free with admission

Creative Chemical Concoctions

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Make concoctions that change form right before your eyes.

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $23 pair, $17 member pair

Animals with Bones

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

Find out which animals have bones, and what their bones look and feel like. Touch and play with real bones. Play with plastic and plush versions of animals with bones. Make footprints of animals found in your neighborhood and around the world.

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

Walk on the Wild Side Family Program: Raptors

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

Learn all about the Terrapenes and meet and touch several live turtles. Deb Krohn (“The Frog Lady”) will present.

When: 6 p.m.
Cost: $3, free parking

Shark Week

John G. Shedd Aquarium | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Fans can interact with Shedd’s eleven shark species right here in the city. Activities planned include a behind-the-scenes Shark Feeding Tour, #SharksAtShedd Expert Twitter chat and Shedd researcher Dr. Kristine Stump’s Discovery Channel debut.

Cost: Free

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Park District of Highland Park | Highland Park, Ill.

Kids will decorate a keepsake ice cream bowl, make ice cream from scratch, add delicious toppings and enjoy an ice cream social.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $35, $25 resident

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

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.

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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
 










 
 
 
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