Learn about sunflowers while hiking, listening to stories and playing games.
Investigate the myths and facts about bats. Roast marshmallows around a campfire while learning about bats, then go on a hike to find these mosquito-eating machines. Plus, use bat detectors to "listen" for them as they search for food. Wear long sleeves, pants, and some bug repellent.
Stamp, collage, and more with geometrical shapes. Turn ordinary shapes into works of art.
Bring a picnic and enjoy some great lawn games provided by Cantigny, including water balloons, sack races and egg relays.
Cantigny's resident horticulturists lead a leisurely bike ride through the sprawling gardens, with plenty of stops at different areas of the gardens.
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.
Kids will get a chance to make their own personal kite and decorate it using a magic bubble solution. They will also learn the science behind what makes kites fly and then see them in action.
Watch "The Lego Movie" in Spanish with English subtitles. Children's activities start at 7 p.m.
At 6 p.m., enjoy Jiggle Jam, a music fest for children and families. They bring a unique flair that covers a wide range of styles, including rock and roll, calypso, boogie and blues. Then at 7 p.m., watch Kid Bucks Game show - where members of the audience will participate and compete in clever, creative games.
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.