a playful family night to explore the world of bats, take a
moonlit tram, and cozy up around the campfire and roast
Learn about the zoo's cats, from big cats like African lions,
Amur leopards, Amur tigers, and snow leopards to small ones,
including fishing cats and domestic house cats. Plus, special Zoo
Chats and cat-themed crafts and activities for cat lovers of all
Join a keeper-led tour of the Children's Zoo, then head to the
barn to help keepers with morning chores like feeding the cows,
delivering hay to the goats or brushing the animals.
Kids can take classes taught by the Actors Training Center as
part of this all-day improv festival at Navy Pier. Classes take
place on the hour (1-4 p.m.), then stay for performances from some
of Chicago's best improv groups (7-11 p.m., tickets required).
Everyone should know what do in case of a fire. Visit
the Play it Safe exhibit for kid-friendly life-saving skills and
Kids can visit DCM's Art Studio, where they will find enough
cardboard boxes to build anything their minds can
imagine. Part of the "Global Cardboard Challenge," an
event in which children around the world are encouraged to "build
anything awesome out of cardboard, recycled materials and
Jennifer Holik, professional genealogist and author of numerous
genealogy books, helps young people investigate their family
history using simple research techniques, then record what they
discover with basic genealogy charts. Parents, guardians and
grandparents are encouraged to attend.
Informative bike ride through Busse Woods Forest Preserve
to learn about the cultural and natural history of the area.
Includes a private viewing of Ice Age: Dawn of the
Dinosaurs 4-D Experience, followed by a drawing for special
prizes, a visit with costumed characters, Shedd's Polar Play
Zone and reserved seats to the aquatic show.
Brookfield Zoo gives a live animal presentation featuring exotic
critters from around the world. Space is limited and registration
is required. Call (815) 895-9777 to register.