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Sun-sational Flowers

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Learn about sunflowers while hiking, listening to stories and playing games.

When: 9:30-10:45 a.m. Aug. 6 and 12
Cost: $22, $15 members

Sun-sational Flowers

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Learn about sunflowers while hiking, listening to stories and playing games.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 5, 13 and 14
Cost: $25, $18 members

Searching for the Praying Mantis

Prairieview Education Center | Crystal Lake, Ill.

Learn all about the large predator insect known as the praying mantis. Examine its body parts, behaviors, and the egg cases it lays, then journey outside searching for this interesting insect.

When: 9:30-11 a.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Evening Storytelling and Campfire

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.

Join us on a summer's evening as the sun sets and the stars come out, for nature storytelling and yummy campfire snacks.

When: 7-8:15 p.m.
Cost: $2

Military Science: Rockets

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

Kids learn about military rockets in a fun and safe environment. Experiment with basic principles of rocketry and launch different types of rockets. All students take home an Estes rocket.

When: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $15, free parking

Secret of the Mummies

Oriental Institute Museum | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Help us prepare our simulated mummy for the afterlife, meet our real mummies, and discover tomb treasures.

When: 11 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Kidical Mass

Audubon School | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

A free bike ride for kids and their families. The Roscoe Village ride is held the first Sunday of every month. Rain or shine. For more information, visit http://chicagokidicalmass.org/. Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7.

When: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free

Mommy and Me Zumba in the Plaza

Winston Plaza Shopping Center | Melrose Park, Ill.

FREE  

Exercise alone or with your children 3 and up. Playland Attendant on site for Children under 5. All first-time attendees recieve a Health & Fitness Goodie Bag. Bring a towel, water and a mat.

When: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free

The Coronation Ball

Building Blocks Toy Store | Chicago, Ill.

Come dressed in Frozen-themed attire to meet Anna and Elsa. Plus mini photo shoot, organic mini manicures, Frozen treats and gift bag, chocolate fondue and party games and activities.

When: 2-7 p.m. Aug. 6-8
Cost: $35

Jelly Belly & Gummie Mosaic Art

Morkes Chocolates | Algonquin, Ill.

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

When: 10-11:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., or 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 4; 2-3:30 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 6
Cost: $18
 







 
 
 
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