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

Easter Party and Easter Egg Hunt

Southminster Presbyterian Church | Glen Ellyn, Ill.

FREE  

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

Doggie Eggstravaganza

Wilder Park | Elmhurst, Ill.

FREE  

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

Free Easter Decoration

Splatters Create & Party | Villa Park, Ill.

FREE  

After the egg hunt, walk over to Splatters Create & Party and let your kids have fun creating a free Easter decoration.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
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

Elmhurst Goes to the Fair

Elmhurst Historical Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

FREE  

Learn about Chicago's two World's Fairs though the experiences of three Elmhurst residents during the 1893 and 1933-34 fairs and explore rare artifacts.

Cost: Free

Start With A Sketch Exhibition

Geneva History Center | Geneva, Ill.

Exhibition highlighting the culture of illustration through the talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to the Geneva community. Features well-known artists such as Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters, along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip.

Cost: Donations accepted

Lambing Days

Enjoy Pioneer Farm | Hampshire, Ill.

Hold baby lambs, goats, chicks, piglet and calf, and  watch the sheep being sheared. Cameras are welcome.

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $5, $11 maximum per family
 





 
 
 
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