Read to Succeed with the Chicago Wolves

Park Ridge Public Library | Park Ridge, Ill.

FREE  

The goal is for every young participant is to spend more time in libraries and see the valuable resources they have to offer, as well as understand the benefits of reading as a recreational tool. Wolves players visit the libraries throughout the season and speak about the important role education plays in their lives as professional athletes. Today, meet Wolves center Christian Hanson.

When: 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Winter Dinosaur Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

FREE  

This special exhibit features the Apatosaurus, one of the largest land animals that ever existed.  View an Apatosaurus skull and leg bones, see how you measure up to an Apatosaurus leg and footprint, touch a fossilized dinosaur bone and coprolite and more.

When: Closed the first Monday of the month
Cost: Free

The Places You’ll Go

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

FREE  

Includes hands-on elements that teach children about the role of transportation in their lives. The exhibit includes an auto repair shop, a train station with caboose, flight simulator and airplane cockpit, wind tunnel, and bicycles on stands. The exhibit will also help develop map-reading skills, teach the elements of flight, and help children recognize street signs. In addition, a G-scale model train will run above the children's department desk all year. The exhibit also includes information on energy efficient ways to travel.

Cost: Free

Solar Lit Trails

Lake County Forest Preserves | Libertyville, Ill.

FREE  

With small solar lights to guide their way, hikers, skiers and snowshoers traverse the Solar Lit Trails at Pleasant Valley, Woodstock (half mile beginner loop) or Hickory Grove Highlands, Cary (1 mile intermediate loop).

When: until 9 p.m. daily
Cost: Free
 





 
 
 
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