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.
The museum will be filled with dozens of hands-on science
exhibits and interactive demonstrations, from mirrors to magnets,
static to lasers.
Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with candy and prizes, plus enjoy
the chance to mingle with the cast of Peter Rabbit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The exhibition showcases more than 100 animal specimens
that have been preserved through the process of
Plastination. From goats to giraffes and octopuses to
ostriches, guests will see the inner workings of some of the
world's most impressive animals and better understand the evolution
of animals and the natural world.