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Goin’ Buggy

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Celebrate the arrival of David Rogers' Big Bugs with a bug-o-palooza. Take part in buggy games, beneficial bug releases and an insect petting zoo.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Moms That Lay Eggs Campfire

Emily Oaks Nature Center | Skokie, Ill.

Spend an evening around a flickering campfire while celebrating Mother's Day by learning about local animals that lay eggs, and discover the variety of eggs laid in the water, soil and high above the ground. Campfire snacks are provided. Registration is requested. Kids must be accompanied by a registered adult.

When: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: $4

My Kingdom for an Orchestra

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall | Evanston, Ill.

Brass, woodwind, percussion and string musicians of the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra present a variety of musical styles.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $6, $4 kids

Facets Families Second Saturdays: Mother's Day Edition

Facets Multi-Media | Chicago, Ill.

Celebrate mothers, grandmothers, and the nurturers inside all of us through animated and live-action short films from Denmark, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, and the U.S.

When: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Cost: $9, $6 kids

Facets Families Second Saturdays: Love Bugs

Facets Multi-Media | Chicago, Ill.

Celebrate mothers, grandmothers, and the nurturers who care for us through animated and live-action short films from Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the U.S.

When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $9, $6 kids

Temple Secrets (for Families!)

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple | Oak Park, Ill.

A new interactive tour designed especially for families or kids interested in learning more about Frank Lloyd Wright and his first public building. The 90-minute journey explores Unity Temple's history and a few of its best kept secrets. Refreshments will be served after the tour.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $5

Animal Architecture

Living Land Farm | Cary, Ill.

Discover some industrious builders on an exploratory hike through forest and field, then try a natural construction project.

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Highland Park Hustle

Park District of Highland Park | Highland Park, Ill.

Test your knowledge and skill and complete different activities and mental tasks as you gather prizes along the way. Assemble a team of up to four people.

When: 10 a.m.
Cost: $10

Tales and Treasures

The 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

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Kids become bug detectives as they explore the exhibit of huge bug sculptures built using natural materials including trees, dried branches, roots and green saplings. On display will be an over-sized bee hive, lady bug, assassin bug, damsel fly, spider, daddy long legs, praying mantis, dragon fly, grasshopper and three ants. Kids receive a free bug detective guide, helping them uncover the truth about bugs. Plus, they can take part in daily events to learn more about bugs, plus an edible insects program for the whole family.

Cost: Free with admission
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