Happy Bee-Day!

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Celebrate the Children's Garden's eighth birthday with a buzzing good time. Make a bee mask, meet a real beekeeper and check out some hives.

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

Family Honeybee Hikes

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Family-friendly hikes to discover the honeybees' favorite flowers and how honey is made. Plus, get an exclusive tour of the Arboretum's beehives and sample some honey.

When: 11 a.m.; 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m.
Cost: $6 plus admission

Family Honeybee Hike

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Learn all about honeybees, their favorite flowers and how honey is made on a Family Honeybee Hike. Hike includes a viewing of Arboretum beehives and sampling of Arboretum honey. Forty-five minute hikes are available Saturday, Sept. 7 or Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m. and 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. Register at mortonarb.org/education, in the Visitor Center or by calling (630) 719-2468.

When: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m
Cost: $6, $5 members

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

Happy Bee-day!

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Wish the Children's Garden a Happy Bee-day! Celebrate the garden's 8th birthday by making bee masks, meeting a real beekeeper and checking out the hives in the Children's Garden.

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

Honey Bee Expo

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

September is National Honey Month. Celebrate at The Morton Arboretum's annual Honey Bee Weekend, September 7-8. Explore the Honey Bee Expo, featuring honey and bee-themed products such as honey mead, candles, lotions and beekeeper kits.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

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

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

Lebanese Festival

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church | Lombard, Ill.

FREE  

Features Lebanese traditions and cuisine and live entertainment. Family-friendly activities include face painting, moon jump, carnival games, cooking competitions and much more.

When: 5-11 p.m. Friday; 2-11 p.m. Saturday; 12:30-7 p.m. Sunday
Cost: Free

Touch a Truck

Elmhurst Park District | Elmhurst, Ill.

Kids get the chance to touch, feel, and climb through a variety of trucks and vehicles.  Truck types include fire trucks, tow trucks, bob cats, cement trucks, police cars, buses, army vehicles, ambulance and maybe even a helicopter. Bring the entire family, and don't forget your camera.

When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $1 donation
 





 
 
 
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