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FIRST Midwest Regional Competition

University of Illinois - Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

FIRST kids build robots and compete in fast-faced, sports-themed regional competitions. More than 50 teams of kids face off for the chance to participate in the national FIRST Championship in St. Louis next month.

When: 8 a.m.
Cost: Free

Touch-A-Tractor

Kane County Farm Bureau | St. Charles, Ill.

FREE  

Kids can sit in the seat of an antique tractor, see modern farm equipment, participate in hands-on activities, ride pedal tractors, shell corn, see farm animals, and enter for a chance to win their very own pedal tractor. Bring non-perishable food items to earn an extra entry in the pedal tractor drawing. Food will be donated to a local food pantry. Refreshments available.

When: Noon-4 p.m. April 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5-6
Cost: Free

Celebration of Cultures

Elk Grove Park District | Elk Grove Village, Ill.

FREE  

Event that spotlights different cultures with song and dance.

When: 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Art of Dr. Seuss

Water Tower Place | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  
The Art of Dr. Seuss has installed sculptures of everyone from the wacky Cat in the Hat to the steadfast Horton and persistent Sam I Am. For children and nostalgic adults, there is a scavenger hunt involving the bronze sculptures, which also include the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle and the Lorax. A photo hunt clue accompanies each sculpture, and guests are invited to share photos on Instagram (@drseussgallerychicago #DRSEUSSART) to win prizes. Runs through May 5.

When: Daily
Cost: Free

On-Location Training DynaVox Pathways for Families and Providers

Eyas Landing | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

An exploration of how Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies and devices can supplement the natural learning a child does in their early years. Hands-on session provides background information about research regarding young children and AAC, and gives time to explore examples of communication devices and how they provide evidence-based supports for language learning. Children are welcome.

When: 4-6 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Places You’ll Go

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

FREE  

Includes hands-on elements that teach children about the role of transportation in their lives. The exhibit includes an auto repair shop, a train station with caboose, flight simulator and airplane cockpit, wind tunnel, and bicycles on stands. The exhibit will also help develop map-reading skills, teach the elements of flight, and help children recognize street signs. In addition, a G-scale model train will run above the children's department desk all year. The exhibit also includes information on energy efficient ways to travel.

Cost: Free
 











 
 
 
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