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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

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.

Easter Egg Hunt and Jump

Pump It Up Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

Come enjoy an Easter egg hunt and three hours of open play.

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

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

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

Tales and Treasures

The 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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