Saturday, October 06, 2012Submit An Event
Breathe in the crisp fall air as you enter the zoo through a cornstalk lined path, hear the crunch of the leaves underneath your feet, listen to the children conquering the straw pyramid or enjoy the sight of thousands of pumpkins on display. Nature-made fall decorations, including pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks, available to purchase.
Where: Cosley Zoo
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, Elementary, Tweens, Teens, Family/All Ages, Adults
Cost: Regular admission; cost of pumpkins varies
Jennifer Holik, professional genealogist and author of numerous genealogy books, helps young people investigate their family history using simple research techniques, then record what they discover with basic genealogy charts. Parents, guardians and grandparents are encouraged to attend.
Where: DuPage County Historical Museum
When: 1-2 p.m.
Ages: Tweens, Teens
|| Elk Grove Village||
Informative bike ride through Busse Woods Forest Preserve to learn about the cultural and natural history of the area. Pre-registration required.
Where: Elk Grove Historical Museum
When: 2:15-5:30 p.m.
Ages: Elementary, Tweens
|| Tinley Park||
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
Where: Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park
When: 7 p.m.-midnight
Ages: Elementary, Tweens, Teens, Adults
Cost: $15; extra paintballs can be purchased for $8 for 75.