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Fire Safety 101

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Everyone should know what do in case of a fire. Visit the Play it Safe exhibit for kid-friendly life-saving skills and information.

When: 11:15 a.m. Saturday-Sunday
Cost: Free with admission

Day of Play Cardboard Challenge

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Kids can visit DCM's Art Studio, where they will find enough cardboard boxes to build anything their minds can imagine. Part of the "Global Cardboard Challenge," an event in which children around the world are encouraged to "build anything awesome out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination."


When: 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Busse Woods Bike Tour

Elk Grove Historical Museum | Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Informative bike ride through Busse Woods Forest Preserve to learn about the cultural and natural history of the area. Pre-registration required.

When: 2:15-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $3

Brookfield Zoo presentation

Midwest Museum of Natural History | Sycamore, Ill.

Brookfield Zoo gives a live animal presentation featuring exotic critters from around the world. Space is limited and registration is required. Call (815) 895-9777 to register.

When: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Cost: $12, $8 member (includes admission)

Tale of a Tree

Living Land Farm | Cary, Ill.

Explore the life of a tree, discover what makes trees so special and learn how they supply food and shelter for a variety of wildlife, then plant another tree.

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

Giant Steps Autism Awareness Run/Walk

St. James Farm | Warrenville, Ill.

Giant Steps of Illinois hosts a USATF approved 5K run/walk for autism awareness. Supporters are also encouraged to create their own fundraising teams of at least five  runner/walkers with a fundraising goal, all of which will directly benefit Giant Steps.

When: 8:30 a.m.-noon
Cost: $40, $35 in advance

White Dad Problems Live on Stage!

Viaduct Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Join Todd, Matt, and D.M. from the White Dad Problems Comedy Podcast as they dispense horrible parenting advice and let you laugh at their misery. Tickets on sale now at

When: 10:30-11:59 p.m.
Cost: $10

Silo Exhibit

Historic Wagner Farm | Glenview, Ill.

Visitors can walk inside the two-story silo and turn the crank of a silage machine, watching "corn plants" delivered to the top of the silo. Plus, learn about the history of silos and silage, build miniature silos with building blocks simulating wood, brick and metal and much more.

Cost: Free with admission

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Cost: Free with admission

TRAINS – All Aboard Art!

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Kids enter artist Gino Severini's interpretation of trains by role-playing engineer, passenger or conductor in a child-size train and look for objects in an eight-foot wide "hidden pictures" mural of artist Don Stewart's "Steam Train."  Plus, enjoy specially designed wooden train tables and a huge new interactive crane.


Cost: Free with admission
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