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President's Day Weekend at the Farm

Susanna Farms | Lake Villa, Ill.

Kids can play in the straw maze, take a 30-minute hayride through the snowy fields, visit with the horses and check out the new Scottish Highland bull calves who were born in early January.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $2; $5 hayride

Owl Family Adventure

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Experts from SOAR (Save Our American Raptors) talk about their owls. After the presentation, dissect owl pellets and make a craft to take home.

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $17, $10 members

Open House

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

FREE  

Go "behind the scenes" for an all-new experience at the military museum, plus see rare artifacts seldom displayed. Also features guided tours and hands-on educational activities for all ages.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free, $5 parking

Dissection Workshop: Have a Heart

Midwest Museum of Natural History | Sycamore, Ill.

Pig hearts are very similar to the human heart in structure, size, and function. Kids under 12 must have adult present. July 15 and Aug. 10.

When: 1:30-3 p.m.
Cost: $16, $14 members; $5 adults

Cartooning and Comics for Kids

River Forest Public Library | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Come to the library for an afternoon of drawing, reading, and learning about comics. Create your own comic book character and learn how to make a comic strip.

When: 2-3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Black Bear Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

FREE  

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.

Cost: Free

Start With A Sketch Exhibition

Geneva History Center | Geneva, Ill.

Exhibition highlighting the culture of illustration through the talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to the Geneva community. Features well-known artists such as Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters, along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip.

Cost: Donations accepted
 







 
 
 
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