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Health and Wellness Night

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Families can get their hearts and imaginations racing with an evening of fun activities. March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27.

When: 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Nature’s Creatures Animal Show

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Join Erin and her creatures during an action-packed animal presentation. Interact with snakes, lizards, birds, and more as you learn about conservation and responsible pet ownership.

When: 11 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Music Dance Party!

Gymboree Play & Music - Naperville | Naperville, Ill.

FREE  

Sing, dance and party with your little one at Gymboree's music dance party.

When: Noon-1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Spanish Storytime at Palatine's Rand Road Branch Public Library

Palatine Park District | Palatine, Ill.

FREE  

Native speakers from Language Stars provide a 30-minute interactive FunImmersion program with books, songs and activities conducted entirely in their native language.

When: 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free

Hip Hop House Holiday

Taylor Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

May feature treats, prizes, face painting, arts and crafts plus photo opportunities with the bunny.

When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Chris McBrien Comedian Ventriloquist Extradinaire

Niles Public Library | Niles, Ill.

FREE  

Chris McBrien delivers his hilarious family-friendly stand-up comedy routine.

When: 2-2:45 p.m.
Cost: Free

Elmhurst Goes to the Fair

Elmhurst Historical Museum | Elmhurst, Ill.

FREE  

Learn about Chicago's two World's Fairs though the experiences of three Elmhurst residents during the 1893 and 1933-34 fairs and explore rare artifacts.

Cost: Free

Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America

The Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum | Grayslake, Ill.

FREE  

The exhibition, created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, explores the history of our 16th President, from his boyhood to his last years in office. Includes various family-friendly events.

Cost: Free; donations appreciated

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

Respite care for families affected by special needs

Christian Fellowship Church | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

A new respite care program offers free childcare for children with special needs. The program is free for all families. No affiliation with the church or any church is required.Facilities specific to children with special needs include: wheelchair access, quiet room, sensory wall, playroom, nursery, accessible restroom and changing table.Volunteers are trained with sensitivity and knowledge to care for children with autism, Down syndrome, behavioral disorders, cerebral palsy, speech and language impairments, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and developmental/cognitive disabilities. There is a place for any child affected by special needs, as well as their siblings. Childcare is provided from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday evenings. Children may be dropped off and picked up at any time during this period. Parents are welcome to spend time in the facilities to observe, meet other parents, or connect with volunteers. To register, email or call Amy Giacalone, [email protected].

Cost: Free
 







 
 
 
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