The evening begins indoors for a discussion on the benefits of
fire to ecosystems and how the Conservation District goes about the
business of burning. Then go outdoors to see a prescribed prairie
and savanna burn at night.
Self-guided stations explore a new theme each session. Sing,
fiddle, jiggle and journey into the wild. Kids must be accompanied
by an adult.
Learn about Puck Fair and take a picture with Shamus, the "goat
king" of Ireland. Play Irish skittles, make a Grogoch (a helpful
Irish fairy) and meet some real live Irish Wolfhounds. Plus live
Irish music and dancing.
Make molds out of various materials, add embellishments, shapes
and stripes and create numerous colorful candles out of melted
Guests enjoy a variety of
activities, including a movie in the historic Gold Theatre. A light
breakfast is served Saturday morning.
Immerse yourself in the underwater world with special
experiences, games and hands-on activities before falling to sleep
in the watery world of Shedd.
The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage as little
orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts.
Design artistic cupcakes with icing, pastry bags, food coloring
and other tools. All materials included.
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.
Features supersized animatronic dinosaurs, including
favorites like Stegosaurus and Triceratops, as well as obscure
dinosaur species with unusual characteristics, like feathers.
Shantungosaurus-the largest dinosaur to walk on two legs-stands at
more than 20 feet tall and 50 feet long in Roosevelt Fountain, and
a tented showcase highlights the most recent paleontological
findings that birds evolved from dinosaurs. In addition, guests
will learn how dinosaurs are relevant to today's world and how
changes in climate may have led to their extinction, plus about
prehistoric flowers and plants .