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

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

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

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Cost: Free with admission

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.

Cost: $9.50, $8.50 seniors

Creatures of Light

Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Delve into the mysterious world of bioluminescence, from the glowworms dangling from the ceiling of New Zealand's famous Waitomo Caves, to the deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator, and see how scientists study this amazing ability to glow.

Cost: Free with admission
 





 
 
 
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