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Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival

Cultivate Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Festival includes cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, a special Chipotle festival menu, and other activities emphasizing fresh and affordable food made with sustainable ingredients.
A Kids' Zone features crafts and activities.


 

 

When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Bee Hive Tour

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Take a Bee Hive Tour on Friday, Sept. 6 or Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon with Greg Fischer, the Arboretum's beekeeper. Bee netting will be provided. Enjoy a sample of honey for a sweet finish to the tour. Register at mortonarb.org/education, in the Visitor Center or by calling (630) 719-2468.

When: 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: $30, $22 members

Exploration Station

Oak Park Conservatory | Oak Park, Ill.

FREE  

This month's theme is Playing with Plants. Make a grass whistle, float a boat, play with daisies, and more.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Picnic Supper, Barnyard Dance & Ice Cream Social

Wagner Farm & Heritage Center | Glenview, Ill.

Bring your blanket and a picnic supper to the farm for wagon rides, live music, square dancing, and an ice cream sundae topped with all the fixings.

 

When: 4-8 p.m.
Cost: $5, kids under 2 free

Creek Peek

Glacial Park Conservation Area | Ringwood, Ill.

FREE  

Wear shoes you can wade in and come explore the amazing world underwater. Visitors will look for little critters and learn why they are so important to the creek.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Brookfield Prairie Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Join a naturalist-led hike to enjoy the beauty of a restored tall-grass prairie in its late-summer glory. No baby strollers, please. Walk meets off nature center grounds - call 708-366-6530 for location and to register.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Family Workshop: Play with Paper

Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

Explore the exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin to discover work by the artist, Zarina, achieved through relief printing with textured natural materials on handmade paper. Return to the studio to experiment with materials and create your own artwork to take home. Registration required.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: 6-12 with adult

Family Days at the Smart

Smart Museum of Art | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

The first Saturday of each month, the Smart offers a drop-in program of hands-on art activities and tours that encourage children and parents to engage in some creative looking. See the schedule of upcoming activities. Art-making supplies and other materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Secret Life of Bugs

The Grove | Glenview, Ill.

Discover what lives in the soil, under the leaves and in the fallen logs.

When: 10-11 a.m.
Cost: $15 pair; $12 resident pair

Learn from Navy Officers

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees serve as docents in the U-505 Submarine exhibit, answering questions about the U-505 as well as the Navy.

When: 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission
 







 
 
 
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