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Geometric G.E.M.S.

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Geospace, Estimation, Measuring, Subitizing. What is a prism? How do we use spheres? BIG words of math come into play in a class with a geometric theme.

When: 4-5 p.m.
Cost: $23 pair, $17 member pair

Winter Dinosaur Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.


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

Cool Kids Winter Play

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

A guided glimpse into the world of outdoor play will depend on the day. Possibilities include snowman and snow fort building with natural materials or garden scavenger hunt for natural objects. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 1-Feb. 28.

When: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Gnome Hunt

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Search for gnomes in the Children's Garden using your best "I Spy" skills. Checklist provided.

When: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Paint Covered Wednesdays

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

Children use a large variety of paints, styles and canvases as they learn to tell their stories. Painting helps children by enhancing problem solving skills, improving fine motor skills, boosting self-esteem and allows them to express themselves in a positive way.

When: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: Included with admission

The Bully Show

AlphaBet Soup Productions | Lombard, Ill.

Join Professor McBumble and his group of rag tag actors as they present three different fairy tales with an anti-bullying message. Updated adaptions of Little Red Ridinghood, The Ugly Duckling & Three Billy Goats Gruff are performed in this world premiere musical. "It's not cool to be cruel!" "It's so lame to call people names!" are just a few of the lesson taught in this important show. Performances are from Oct. 2-May 2 at locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Check website for venue dates and times.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $7-$10, depending on venue

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