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

HEALTHeKids Fair

Hoffman Estates Park District Ice Arena | Hoffman Estates, Ill.

FREE  

Includes activities, door prizes, giveaways and vendors available, all designed to promote a healthy lifestyle to children.

When: Noon-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Collage Your Home: Children’s Workshop

Elmhurst Art Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

FREE  

Artist Ann Toebbe leads a class in which young artists use paint, paper, glue and other materials to construct their house from memory.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Spring Open House & Lillstreet Loft Grand Opening

Lillstreet Art Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Explore all 3 levels, 24 classrooms, an artisan gift shop, and gallery. Experiment in all departments with our free workshops and demonstrations for any age, including special kids' activities from noon-4 p.m.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

In The Park with Civic Homan Square

Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Chamber ensembles from the Civic Orchestra present free, interactive concerts in neighborhoods across Chicago as part of the MusiCorps In the Park with Civic series, a music education and advocacy program.

 

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Cross Country Candlelight Ski

The Hollows | Cary, Ill.

FREE  

Bring your own skis and test your skills along the 1 mile looped trail, then enjoy hot chocolate around the campfire.

When: 5-9 p.m.
Cost: Free

Passport to Safety

Downers Grove Park District | Downers Grove, Ill.

FREE  

Families can learn how to be safe in and around the home. Use a "passport" to meet local safety personnel and learn important safety tips to use every day. Get a free gift once the passport is completely stamped.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Cook Memorial Public Library District | Libertyville, Ill.

FREE  

Join us at Aspen Drive Library for stories, music, crafts, and games as we celebrate the beloved author's birthday.

When: 10:30 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

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
 





 
 
 
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