Families dance the night away.
Feature the black bear and its adaptations for survival in the
forest. Crawl into the bear's den, compare your senses to that of
the black bear, feel his fur, come face to face with a black bear
mount and more.
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.
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
A new respite care program offers
free childcare for children with special needs. The program is free
for all families. No affiliation with the church or any church is
required.Facilities specific to children with special needs
include: wheelchair access, quiet room, sensory wall, playroom,
nursery, accessible restroom and changing table.Volunteers are
trained with sensitivity and knowledge to care for children with
autism, Down syndrome, behavioral disorders, cerebral palsy, speech
and language impairments, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and
developmental/cognitive disabilities. There is a place for any
child affected by special needs, as well as their
siblings. Childcare is provided from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday
evenings. Children may be dropped off and picked up at any time
during this period. Parents are welcome to spend time in the
facilities to observe, meet other parents, or connect with
volunteers. To register, email or call Amy Giacalone, [email protected].