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Thoughtful Living Series- Thinking Outside of the Lunch Box, How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

River Forest Public Library | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Parents and caregivers learn about the latest studies on nutrition and foods to grow a healthy mind and body, in a program led by Lara Pullen, a local mother with a PhD in the life sciences from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

When: 10 a.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

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

Community Open House at Anixter Center

Anixter Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Learn more about the nonprofit organization's vast array of services and take a guided tour of Anixter Center to see the many programs and services. Guests have an opportunity to meet and greet with Anixter Center clients, volunteers and staff and hear their inspiring stories. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, to arrange for accommodations or to learn more about the Open House, please contact Anand Varghese at (773) 973-7900 ext. 249 or via email at [email protected]

When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free
 







 
 
 
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