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Earth Day Symposium

Glen Ellyn Park District | Glen Ellyn, Ill.

FREE  

Local environmental organizations explain their roles in greening the community and share ideas on how we can help.

When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free; registration required

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

Dinosaurs Alive!

Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Ill.

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 .

Cost: $5, $3 kids 3-11, free kids 2 and under, plus zoo admission.

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

Treasures from Trash

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Kids play fun games and make a recycled craft to take home.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Celebrate Spring with Flowers

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

All season, Wonder Works allows children to decorate and plant their own 6" flowerpots. This special opportunity supports the Wonder Works Organic Garden.

When: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 per flowerpot (plus general admission)
 







 
 
 
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