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Creature’s Features: Tip-Top Tails

Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, Ill.

Discover amazing adaptations of some of the world's most unique animals, including how tails help animals do ordinary to extraordinary things, from swatting away flies to holding onto branches

When: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $24, $20 zoo members

Polar Bear Awareness Week

Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, Ill.


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

Introduction to Geocaching

Volo Bog State Natural Area | Ingleside, Ill.

Discover a world of hidden treasures with geocaching. Bring your GPS unit or borrow from us. Volunteers Bill and Linda Racicot and Dave Wagner will instruct how to use these devices, then head out to explore.

When: 1-3 p.m.

HEALTHeKids Fair

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


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.


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

Visiting Artist Workshop: 2D Drawings to 3D Sculptures

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Cardboard sculptor John Salhus shows how to transform drawings into cool 3D sculptures.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

A Portrayal of Harriet Tubman at Prairie Lakes Theater

Des Plaines History Center | Des Plaines, Ill.

Pamela Welcome brings the passion and determination of Harriet Tubman to life. Educational materials about Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil War era will be available in the lobby before and after the performance.

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: $10, $5 kids

Spring Open House & Lillstreet Loft Grand Opening

Lillstreet Art Center | Chicago, Ill.


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

Sporty Styles - Doll Hair Salon Spectacular - American Girl Place

American Girl Place | Chicago, Ill.

Girls learn how to create fresh and fun 'dos for her doll on game days. Includes easy-to-follow tips, plus doll hair accessories to take home. Reservations required.

When: 8:15 a.m.
Cost: $28

Lord of the Dance

Rosemont Theatre | Rosemont, Ill.

Michael Flatley brings his Irish Dance show to Chicago at 2 and 7 p.m. March 2.

When: 2 and 7 p.m.
Cost: Call for cost

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