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Native Dance Styles, Old and New

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian | Evanston, Ill.

Oneida Nation dancers Mark Denning and his daughter, Isabelle, demonstrate early and modern powwow dances and discuss Native American life. They'll also relate the origin stories behind the dance steps and explain the regalia worn by Native dancers.

When: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20, $15 members, plus admission

Chicken Little

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre | Arlington Heights, Ill.

When something mysterious falls from the sky right onto Chicken Little's head, he's convinced that the sky must be falling and rushes to warn the King. This fun, musical version of the classic tale is designed for the whole family.

When: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday
Cost: $12-14

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

Watch Us Grow: Monarch Butterflies

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Kids can learn about the four stages of butterfly development and explore how animals change and adapt through the metamorphosis process. Signage explains the egg and caterpillar stages of butterfly growth, and live specimens of pupa and adult butterflies demonstrate the final two stages of growth.

Cost: Free with admission

Spin: The Science of Rotation

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Guests explore the science behind spinning toys, sports, transportation, space travel, entertainment and even the Universe itself. Includes The Human Centrifuge, Let it Roll race and laser light show.

Cost: Free with admission

A Kid at Heart, Looking at Childhood Play Gallery Exhibit

Arlington Heights Historical Museum | Arlington Heights, Ill.

Features Antique and collectible dolls and toys from the 19th and 20th centuries, plus some modern and reproduction toys that are available for hands-on fun.

When: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free; $2 donation suggested

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