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Wild Fest

Big Run Wolf Ranch | Lockport, Ill.

Experience wildlife with Big Run Wolf Ranch, Jim Nesci's Cold-Blooded Creatures, Save Our American Raptors, Incredible Bats, Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, K-9 Guardian Dog Demonstration and Fox Valley Wildlife Center. Concessions available for purchase.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $8, $5 kids 12 and under

Sap's Rising

River Trail Nature Center | Northbrook, Ill.

FREE  

Walk in the sugar maple forest as winter comes to an end to learn about the sweet history of maple syrup making.

When: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Underground Railroad Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center | South Holland, Ill.

FREE  

Learn about Black History Month with an educational display and interactive history hike. An imaginary journey follows an Underground Railroad route used in Illinois in the mid-1800s.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

February Free Days

Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Ill.

FREE  

Admission is free on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursday through the month of February. Admission to Hamill Family Play Zoo is also free.

Cost: Free, parking fee applies

Da Vinci Inventor Fair

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Create your own invention or try to recreate one of Da Vinci’s famous works – then test your creations in “Invention Challenges.”

Cost: Free with museum admission

Jeanie B! Concert

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

Jeanie B offers sophisticated music for sophisticated listeners.

When: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $11, $8 members

Mars-Di Gras Celebration

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

Be transported to the Red Planet and experience first-hand what it would be like to live, work, and play on Mars. Activities include the Mars-Di Gras parade with jazz band, Martian masquerade masks, a Martian obstacle course, bean bag toss, crater drop challenge, Mars Glider Mission, Rover robotics, scavenger hunt, selfie spot and Mars Encounter hands-on challenges.

Cost: Free with museum admission

LEGO BATMAN Movie Days

Legoland Discovery Center | Schaumburg, Ill.

Two weekends of free giveaways, costume character meet-and-greets and themed scavenger hunts and builds. Activities include a Batmobile build-and-test station and gadget building in the Master Builder Academy’s bat cave.

Cost: Free with admission

KODO: DADAN

Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Chicago, Ill.

The world’s foremost taiko ensemble Kodo returns to Symphony Center for a thunderous performance that explores the limitless possibilities of traditional Japanese drumming with precision, dexterity and speed.

When: 3 p.m.
Cost: $30 and up

Little Miss Ann Band CD Release Party, Concerts for Kids!

Beat Kitchen | Chicago, Ill.

Little Miss Ann has enjoyed national acclaim and a fervent following for her upbeat, down-to-earth and interactive folksy kids music. Her fifth album, "Keep On," is the result of a collaboration with children’s music newcomer Amy D. Join Ann, Amy and her band as they play songs from their new album.

When: Noon-1 p.m.
Cost: $6; $7 at the door
 










 
 
 
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