Spring Weekend at the Farm

Susanna Farms | Lake Villa, Ill.

Includes Easter Egg hunts in the hay maze and surrounding areas, toddler hay mazes, hayrides through the fields and the chance see the two bull calves born in January. Kids can also check out the new baby chickens and some bigger hens as well. Easter Egg hunts at 2 p.m.; eggs will have prizes including fun treats and seed packets.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $2, $5 hayrides

Rockin’ into Spring

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Check out a collection of showcase of unique rocks, gems and other "earthly" specimens. Touch beautiful crystals, examine the Illinois state rocks and minerals and take home a rock creation of your own.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Visiting Artist Workshop: Cardboard Masks

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Amber Marsh creates cardboard puppets and masks for professional theater companies across Chicago. Join Amber to create a cardboard mask and experiment with patterns to transform flat cardboard into wearable, 3D fun.

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

Tiny Great Performance: Kalapriya

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Kalapriya introduces the grace and symbolism behind the gestures of traditional Indian dance in their special performance, "If Peacocks Could Fly." The audience is invited to join the company to tell a story through dance.

When: 2 and 2:45 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Easter Traditions & Egg Decorating

Des Plaines History Center | Des Plaines, Ill.

See a demonstration of the delicate art of Eastern European egg painting and make an egg to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $3, $2 members

In the Park with Civic

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: 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Conservation Egg Hunt

Exner Marsh Conservation Area | Lake in the Hills, Ill.

A short hike leads kids to various bird habitats where they search for "eggs" of local birds. Everyone finds "eggs" and everyone gets a prize

When: 2-3 p.m.
Cost: $5, $4 resident

Egg Hunt

Bosley Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

May also feature treats, prizes, face painting, arts and crafts and photo opportunities with the bunny.

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

Pigeon Palooza Party

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mo Willems' pigeon character. Miss Linda and Miss Mack will give voice to Mo's characters in spirited performance. Plus, games, activities and snacks.

When: 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Tales and Treasures

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures. Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a library-wide scavenger hunt.

Cost: Free with admission
 





 
 
 
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