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Wii U Tour Gives Chicago Residents Hands-On Time with the Hottest Nintendo Games

Navy Pier | Chicago, Ill.


Includes hands-on time with a wide selection of Wii U games, including Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, LEGO City Undercover, Resident Evil Revelations from Capcom and Injustice: Gods Among Us from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Visitors can even pose for pictures with props from various Nintendo franchises and Tweet photos of the event with a unique hashtag to receive a special gift while supplies last. For more information, visit

When: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday , 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
Cost: Free

Drinking Straw Construction

Niles Public Library | Niles, Ill.


Build sculptures, towers and bridges from straws. Will your creation have what it takes to stand up to the wind?

When: 3-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

“Be A Tooth Sleuth”

Oak Park Conservatory | Oak Park, Ill.


The exhibit, organized by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center, teaches children that mammals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores and that there are different types of teeth and feeding habits for each. Among its features are animal skulls, including a tiny weasel and a polar bear. Kids can look at their own teeth in the Tooth Sleuth mirror to determine their eating category.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free; $2 donation appreciated

Safety Town Open Road

Safety Town | Elmhurst, Ill.


Ride through the Safety Town village. Walk, ride, practice crossing the street and the roads as you learn to be "Safety Smart!"

When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free; $5 bike/helmet rental

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