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To Snooze or Not to Snooze

Prairieview Education Center | Crystal Lake, Ill.

Find out why and how some animals sleep through this time of year while others brave the challenging conditions of the season. Dress for a hike to spot any of the ones that choose not to snooze.

When: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Cost: $2, free resident

Skeleton Skills

Prairieview Education Center | Crystal Lake, Ill.

Learn more about local wildlife and how they live through hands-on activities and some outdoor time to develop our skills. Dress for a hike.

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Frosty Fishing Fair

The Hollows | Cary, Ill.

Local fishing experts reveal the tips and tricks of ice fishing through free instruction and live demonstrations. Kids enjoy games and activities or roasting marshmallows and a live DJ plays music and announce prizes. Food and hot beverages available to purchase.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oink, Baa, Moo: Farm Fun

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.


Interactive learning centers include a barn slide, apple orchard and chicken coop. Maggie, a life-sized fiberglass milking cow sponsored by Golden Oaks Farm in Wauconda, will be the focus of the new exhibit. Maggie is over five feet tall and features a working udder that recirculates the water that children "milk."

Cost: Free

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