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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

School’s Out for Summer Concert

Downtown Evanston | Evanston, Ill.

FREE  

Includes music and other interactive entertainment.

When: 7-9 p.m.
Cost: Free

It's My Birthday

Morkes Chocolates | Palatine, Ill.

Kids make birthday cake flavored candy barque, chocolate bowls created using balloons (perfect for ice cream sundaes!) and birthday cake pops.

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

It's My Birthday

Morkes Chocolates | Algonquin, Ill.

Kids make birthday cake flavored candy barque, chocolate bowls created using balloons (perfect for ice cream sundaes!) and birthday cake pops.

When: 10-11:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., or 4-5:30 p.m. June 10; 2-3:30 p.m., 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. June 12
Cost: $18

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

Butterflies & Blooms

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse themselves with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from around the world. A field guide is available to help visitors identify dozens of species in the exhibition. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through a window into the pupa emergence room.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weather permitting.
Cost: $6, $5 seniors, $4 kids 3-12. Discounts for members and combination tickets available.

Circus Zirkus

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Children can immerse themselves in backstage preparation, perform routines in center ring or manage the behind-the-scenes action of lights and sound. Plus, try making a circus balance toy or dress up like a clown.

Cost: Free with admission

Eggs to Chicks

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit features the rare Black Java and White Java strains of chicken, which were an endangered species less than a decade ago. Includes a special child-height egg incubator, hatchery unit and a pen for newborn chicks. Runs from March 18-June 16.

When: Open during regular museum hours
Cost: Free with museum admission
 







 
 
 
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