Submit your events

Shapes! Shapes! and More Shapes

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Stamp, collage, and more with geometrical shapes. Turn ordinary shapes into works of art.

When: 9:30-10 a.m.
Cost: $20 pair, $14 member pair

Pedals & Petals Garden Bike Tour

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.


Cantigny's resident horticulturists lead a leisurely bike ride through the sprawling gardens, with plenty of stops at different areas of the gardens.

When: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, $2 parking

Shark Week

John G. Shedd Aquarium | Chicago, Ill.


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

Summer Science

Park District of Highland Park | Highland Park, Ill.

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.

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

Language Stars Family Foreign Language Film Night

Chase Park | Chicago, Ill.


Watch "The Lego Movie" in Spanish with English subtitles. Children's activities start at 7 p.m.

When: 7 p.m. activities; 8 p.m. movie
Cost: Free

Kids Starry Night

Homewood Flossmoor Park District | Flossmoor, Ill.


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.

When: 6 p.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.


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

Copyright 2017 Wednesday Journal Inc. All rights reserved. Chicago web development by liQuidprint