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Trains! Trains! Trains!

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Engage in experiences that draw on math, science, and engineering concepts.

When: 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $23 pair, $17 member pair

Walk on the Wild Side Family Program: Raptors

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

Includes a live birds of prey demonstration by the staff of Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn. See raptors such as hawks and owls up close and learn about their fascinating lives. Registration required.

When: 6 p.m.
Cost: $3, free parking

History Connections

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

Kids and families can explore a different theme every Tuesday and learn something new about our nation's military history. June 3: Combat Communications. See and learn about different communication equipment from the museum's Education Collection and use WWII replica radios to communicate. June 10: Smells Like History. Take a whiff from the scent bottle and try to identify the smell. June 17: Learn how soldiers' protective helmets have changed through the years and try them on. June 24: What's New in WWII? Learn about scary, scandalous and sweet new inventions of the 1940s, then help the scientists create something "silly" to bring home.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free; $5 parking

Tree House Tales

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Enter a tree house village filled with adventure and imagination. Play, make believe, and become part of the trees' ever-changing tale. The exhibition is comprised of six fun-filled, educational tree houses, aimed at kids 2-10.

When: 7 a.m.-sunset
Cost: Free with admission

Play with the Sea Life

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

The Wonder Works exhibits are populated with a wide variety of pretend sea life that can be part of your child's play. Search for the plastic fish or whales in the Great Outdoors, adopt a farm animal under the life-sized cow, build a zoo for the plastic mammals in Build It, or identify the plush birds in the orchard. New creatures are rotated in every month.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Included with museum 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

Mud Painting

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Enjoy painting with mud and looking at some of the animals that live in the dirt.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
Cost: Free with admission

Wonderful World of Water

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Find out fascinating facts about water and splash around while painting with water in the Children's Garden.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
Cost: Free with admission

Goodies from Gardens

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Families can discover how all of the ingredients for pizza and other foods are grown and cooked together as well as receive a special seed to take home.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Beginner's Art Studio

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

Kids and adults can explore their creative sides. Materials change daily and trained facilitators assist with the artistic process.

When: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Saturday; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday
Cost: Free with admission
 







 
 
 
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