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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

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.


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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