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Polar Bear Awareness Week

Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Learn more about polar bears - and what can be done to help them. The zoo offers twice-daily Arctic activities at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Resident polar bear Anana will be in for some extra treats, and staff and volunteers will be giving away free passes to see To The Arctic 3Dat Navy Pier IMAX Theater.

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

Elmhurst Goes to the Fair

Elmhurst Historical Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

FREE  

Learn about Chicago's two World's Fairs though the experiences of three Elmhurst residents during the 1893 and 1933-34 fairs and explore rare artifacts.

Cost: Free

Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital

Harold Washington Library Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

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

Oink, Baa, Moo: Farm Fun

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

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

Free days February 2013

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Museum is free Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. It is free all month for kids 3-11, up to four kids free with one paying adult.

Cost: Free
 







 
 
 
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