Learn and connect to the history of the
Marathon race, inspired by the Battle of
Marathon (490 BC),
from the first Marathon race in the
1896 Athens Olympics to today. Includes section
on The Chicago Marathon. Children are invited to participate in a
Race for Pheidippides scavenger hunt to redeem a prize. Exhibit
coloring pages also available.
Create your own creepy costume, decorate a mini-pumpkin and
explore our Spooky Backyard. Includes special crafts and Monster
Mash Dance Party (Friday-Sunday) and face painting daily.
Board a Safari Hay Ride outfitted with 20 Zombie Slaying
paintball guns, mounted turret style. Once aboard, you will be
ferried to the grounds via a tractor tow, where the Zombies will
attack from all sides
Explore the Arboretum's nine miles of scenic roads by bicycle.
Bring your own or rent regular bicycles, tandems, electric bikes,
burley strollers, wagons and more.
See gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies in a tram tour.
60-minute and 30-minute tours explain the rich Arboretum history,
and describe the trees and plants you'll see. There's also an
opportunity to see lovely wildlife in a native habitat.
Throughout October, visitors enjoy spooky sights and sounds,
plus special events during Twilight Witching Hours (4-7 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday October 6-29). Spooky trees, raving ravens and
creepy crawlies will take up residence in the garden, joining the
thousands of miniature plants, dozens of handmade bridges, and of
course, an assemblage G-gauge steam trains.
Exhibit includes bats, uniforms, contracts, team traveling
suitcases and much more from Reggie Jackson. Items in the exhibit
are presented in collaboration with the Mr. October Foundation for
Kids, a non-profit organization to benefit at-risk children.
In a world where a trip to the Laundromat threatens to separate
Trixie from her beloved bunny, a girl needs a hero to help--Dad.
Can her parents understand what she's saying in time to rescue
Knuffle Bunny? Performances run Oct. 2, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.
Every Monday is music-free for our friends who don't like all of
the noise. Visit our website at www.airtastic.com for more
Program is managed by Stepping Stones Therapy. Social skills
groups provide interactive and fun opportunities to increase
speech, language, oral-motor, motor planning, socialization and
sensory processing and modulation skills. Visit www.airtastic.com
to request additional information.