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Scenes from the Stone Age

Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux transports visitors to the Lascaux cave in France, where they'll discover prehistoric cave paintings. Walk through a full-sized replica of the cave, meet a lifelike stone-age family and play with interactive displays explaining the life of people who may have inhabited the cave.

Tickets are included in both Discovery and All-Access passes to the museum.

Cost:

Creatures of Light

Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Delve into the mysterious world of bioluminescence, from the glowworms dangling from the ceiling of New Zealand's famous Waitomo Caves, to the deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator, and see how scientists study this amazing ability to glow.

Cost: Free with admission

80 at 80

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

Special exhibit showcases 80 rarely displayed artifacts from the museum's extensive collection in honor of the museum's 80th anniversary. These artifacts, carefully selected by MSI curators, will ignite guests' memories from past exhibits but many will be revealed for the first time.

Cost: Free with admission

Food: The Nature of Eating

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Chicago, Ill.

A new exhibit that explores how food connects us to the natural world and to each other. Sights, smells and tastes benchmark the story of food as it journeys into our stomachs and imagination. Includes hands-on interactives, family activities and active public programs.

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

Mantis Mania

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Find out some of the unique habits praying mantis have and make a camouflaged creation to take home.

When: 1-4 p.m. weekdays
Cost: Free with admission

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden Family Drop-in Activities

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

FREE  

Includes a fall fragrance challenge, pumpkin prints to take home, and chef and root vegetable activities.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Artist’s Studio: Signs and Symbols

Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Visit the Ancient Art of the Americas galleries to explore carved and painted Mayan hieroglyphs, then stop into the studios to draw a picture-symbols.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays
Cost: Free

Art on the Run

Elmhurst Art Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

Free, fun and educational arts project for kids. Projects change bi-weekly.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

The NOSH at Wicker Park

Wicker Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

A new food and a outdoor market experience with yummy treats, family-friendly live music, lots of shade, and a playground area. The Nosh is every Saturday at The Pritzker School Playground, on Damen Ave between Evergreen & Schiller.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free
 







 
 
 
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