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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

Oakbrook Terrace Park District | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.


Features music and an outdoor movie (Despicable Me 2), plus representatives from the DuPage Sheriff's Office. There will be a variety of trucks for kids to explore, including fire trucks, police cars, garbage trucks and more.

When: 6 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

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