Twilight Voyage

Wheaton Park District, Northside Park Shelter House | Wheaton, Ill.

Enjoy an evening of canoeing and s'mores with the family. Kids must be accompanied by registered adult. Maximum of three people per canoe.

When: 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Cost: $13, $10 resident

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

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

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

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.

The Art of the Bicycle

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

See some of the Museum's most fascinating historic bicycles, juxtaposed with the coolest, fastest and most high-tech bikes currently on the market. Learn about the latest trends, cutting-edge materials, and technologies used by elite athletes, urban riders and bike enthusiasts and see science's role in the design process.

Cost: Free with 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

Fantastic Fish

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Discover what fish live at The Morton Arboretum and paint with water colors.

When: 1-4 p.m. weekdays
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)

At Your Pace Art Studio

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

Wonder Works allows children to spend as much, or as little, time creating art as they need; gently guided by our artist in residence. We provide a plethora of both recycled and new materials, ideas for projects (or children can create by their own design) and hours of opportunity to explore their creative side.

When: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday
Cost: Free with admission

Seussical

Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

The children's musical will be presented from April 24 through June 1. Regular performances are at 10 a.m. Wednesday through Friday and Saturdays at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (except for Saturday, May 4). There will also be a 10 a.m.performance Tuesday, April 30. A meet-and-greet breakfast with the  characters is offered on April 27, May 11, May 18, May 25, and June 1 at 11:30 a.m., with the performance at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.  The Breakfast Buffet package price for adults is $25 and $22 for children 12 and under.

Cost: $12
 





 
 
 
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