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Nature Fun at Trailside Museum

Trailside Museum of Natural History | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Families drop in for nature-related crafts and educational activities.

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

President's Day Celebration

Chicago History Museum | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Celebrate President's Day with music, Presidential trivia, crafts and appearances by a modern Mary Todd and President Abe Lincoln.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Parenting Your Twice-Exceptional Child: Developing Talent and Accommodating Needs

Northwestern University | Evanston, Ill.

FREE  

Dr. Megan Foley-Nicpon leads a discussion on twice-exceptional students, or gifted students with co-existing disabilities. Dr. Foley-Nicpon discusses best practices for accommodating twice-exceptional students' needs, which includes identifying and developing talent domains.

When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Hal Tyrell Trailside Museum presents a Raptor Program

River Forest Public Library | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Learn about local hawks, falcons, eagles, and owls. The program includes bird artifacts that visitors can see and touch.

When: 11 a.m.
Cost: Free

Pajama Story Time

River Forest Public Library | River Forest, Ill.

FREE  

Kids wear pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to a special evening story time program.

When: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Black Bear Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

FREE  

Feature the black bear and its adaptations for survival in the forest. Crawl into the bear's den, compare your senses to that of the black bear, feel his fur, come face to face with a black bear mount and more.

Cost: Free

Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital

Harold Washington Library Center | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers and Cracker Jack.

Cost: Free

Oink, Baa, Moo: Farm Fun

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.

FREE  

Interactive learning centers include a barn slide, apple orchard and chicken coop. Maggie, a life-sized fiberglass milking cow sponsored by Golden Oaks Farm in Wauconda, will be the focus of the new exhibit. Maggie is over five feet tall and features a working udder that recirculates the water that children "milk."

Cost: Free
 







 
 
 
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