Celebrate the automobile and the spirit of Route 66-the
legendary highway that runs between Chicago and Southern
California. Also features food and car-related vendors.
Compete against other zombies and survivors throughout the day
in individual challenges: Zombie Obstacle Course, Hatchet toss,
Crossbow Challenge, and Severed Head Toss. Plus, the Giant Zombie
Man Bonfireand a Zombie Hunt. Vendor sell festival food and drinks.
It is highly encouraged to dress as a zombie or a survivor, and
there will be a makeup booth that can assist you for an additional
fee. Visit http://www.zombiearmygames.com/index.html for more
Circus In The Parks, featuring Chicago's Midnight Circus, a
high-flying assortment of acrobats, aerialists, clowns,
contortionists and even a dog tour Chicago parks under a brand new
purple and blue little big top. To purchase tickets visit www.CircusInTheParks.org.
Activities and games for all ages, music, food and fun. Includes
obstacle courses, sports, mini golf and cupcakes walk, pumpkins, DJ
Phil and a photo booth. Smoke Daddy will be catering, plus cupcakes
by Dominicks, popcorn, Go-Go Squeezer Station, Treat Table by
Trader Joes and Coffee from PNC.
Includes food, a free family swim, and giveaways, games
and a photo booth. RSVP at
Celebrate National Frog Trouble Day with song, dance,
activities, and chances to win free copies of Sandra Boynton's
great new book, "Frog Trouble!" Bestselling author, songwriter, and
artist Sandra Boynton has gone Country, with 12 new songs song by
country and pop artist greats.
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.
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.
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 .
Brand new exhibit is dedicated to the special animals in our
lives. Kids can become their favorite animal, crawl in, out and
around a child-sized pet home, and share stories about the pets in
their life. Parents can learn the benefits of pets and pet play,
and access resources for choosing appropriate family pets.