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Language Stars Field Trip

National Museum of Mexican Art | Chicago, Ill.

Join Language Stars on a field trip to the National Museum of Mexican Art.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15, $10 additional sibling

National Night Out Against Crime

Harrison Benwell Conservation Area | Wonder Lake, Ill.


Stop by for complimentary food and beverages and enjoy the ongoing activities. Information booths include: Child Passenger Safety Information, and Project S.W.E.E.P. Various police and fire equipment that will be on display. Special demonstrations are scheduled throughout the evening.

When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

National Night Out Against Crime

Tinley Park District | Tinley Park, Ill.


Visitors can meet members of Tinley Park's various departments and view Village-owned vehicles, the Tinley Park Public Library's Bookmobile and a Trace Ambulance unit. Music and family entertainment will be provided, and representatives of local businesses will be on-hand. The Classic Cars of Cruise Night can also be viewed.

When: 5-9 p.m.
Cost: Free

FoxTales Storytelling Festival

Algonquin Public Library | Algonquin, Ill.


Join storytellers and puppeteers from the greater Chicago area on the library's back patio. Make sure you bring a picnic basket and enjoy the festivities. Includes stories, puppets, songs and more.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Language Stars Movie Matinee

Language Stars |

Watch The Lorax in Mandarin! Includes movie, snacks, and a take-home project.

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

Kids Food Art Class

Whole Foods Market Deerfield | Deerfield, Ill.

Kids get to make two pieces of "art" that they can munch on too.

When: 4:30-5 p.m.
Cost: $5

Jelly Belly & Gummie Mosaic Art

Morkes Chocolates | Palatine, Ill.

Kids use Jelly Belly jelly beans and gummies to create beautiful mosaic art pieces.

When: 2-3:30 p.m. or 4-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $18

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.


Science + You

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Exhibit features a child-sized laboratory where kids can explore how scientists impact health and wellness through hands-on, interactive machinery, processes and technology. A demonstration area of the exhibit will allow guest scientists and educators to perform fun and interactive scientific experiments appropriate for young children.

Cost: Free with admission

Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars

Elmhurst Historical 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

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