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March Winds - and Kites!

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.

Learn all about wind, from breezes to tornadoes. Then harness the wind's energy by building kites, and flying them in Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve.

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $2

STEM Exploration Lab

Midwest Museum of Natural History | Sycamore, Ill.

The museum will be filled with dozens of hands-on science exhibits and interactive demonstrations, from mirrors to magnets, static to lasers.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $10, $8 members

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

48th Ward Easter Egg Hunt

Li'l Buds Theatre Company | Chicago, Ill.

Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with candy and prizes, plus enjoy the chance to mingle with the cast of Peter Rabbit.

When: 10 a.m.

In the Park with Civic

Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Chicago, Ill.


Chamber ensembles from the Civic Orchestra present free, interactive concerts.

When: 11 a.m.
Cost: Free

Easter Party and Easter Egg Hunt

Southminster Presbyterian Church | Glen Ellyn, Ill.


Party starts with crafts for all ages and an interactive walk-through Easter story, followed by breakfast for the entire family, and an enormous Easter Egg hunt. Bring an Easter basket to decorate, or make a new one at the party.

When: 9:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Egg Hunt

West Ridge Center | Highland Park, Ill.

Gather eggs filled with toys and search for the lone golden egg that holds a chance to win a family pass to Hidden Creek AquaPark. Kids will be divided by age groups: 3 and under, 4-7, and 8 and older. After the hunt, bring your camera for a photo opportunity with the bunny for an additional charge. All proceeds go to S.M.I.L.E. to benefit families in need of financial assistance. For more information, call (847) 579-3120.

When: 10-11 a.m.
Cost: Free to attend, $3 visit and photo with the Bunny

Doggie Eggstravaganza

Wilder Park | Elmhurst, Ill.


Prizes and treats are hidden in eggs throughout Wilder Park. Dogs must be leashed, wearing current rabies tags and accompanied by an adult. Bring a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Prices awarded for best costume.

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

8th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

Horner Park | Chicago, Ill.

Activities include a hunt for treat-filled eggs, a bonnet parade, obstacle course and a raffle. Photos with the bunny will be available for purchase. Dogs must be kept on a leash, and owners must stay with their dogs at all times.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $5 per dog

Mr. Hippity Hop

Loyola Park | Chicago, Ill.


May include treats, prizes, face painting, arts and crafts plus photo opportunities with the bunny.

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Free

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