Exhibit challenges guests to communicate, move and live like bugs at interactive stations. Live insects are featured throughout the exhibition, plus larger-than-life robotic creatures allow visitors to observe the often overlooked beauty and complexity of the insect world.Cost: Free with admission
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.Cost: Free with admission
Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers and Cracker Jack.Cost: Free
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
See model trains loop around a holiday-themed track. Santa has his own car. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 26-Jan. 6
A display of over 20 trees decorated by groups in the community, plus live animal presentations and tours on Saturday.Cost: Free with admission
Includes Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gingerbread Man Hunt, Gingerbread House Contest, visits with Santa in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, Gingerbread Boy and Girl perusing town, and Complimentary Carriage Rides. For more information, visit www.downtowndg.org or call (630) 725-0991.When: to
Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win. Fill out an entry form at the main office.Cost: Free
Activities nurture every child's curiosity about natural science. Class meets for four weeks at Lincoln Marsh and and four weeks at the Northside Park Girl Scout Cabin.When: 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Stop by for live children's music, a great introduction to the magic of music.When: 11:15 a.m.