Fabulous Frogs

Glacial Park Conservation Area | Ringwood, Ill.

Learn about frogs and toads with a colorful slide show, then take a hike to hear Glacial Park's amphibian chorus sing. Dress for the weather and be prepared for 1.5 mile hike.

When: 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Cosmic Wonder Opening Day

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

celebrate the opening of Cosmic Wonder and enjoy free solar telescope observing (weather permitting), tours of the Doane Observatory, enter to win a Celestron Travel Scope 50 and more.

Cost: Free with admission

Spring Into Fun Pajama Party!

Sod Room | Chicago, Ill.

Come for yummy pizza, open play and a short film to wrap up the night. Pajamas and pillows highly recommended. Advanced tickets required. Visit www.sodroom.com/events for details and tickets.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 one kid, $25 two kids, $35 three kids

Field of Screams

Schaumburg Boomers | Schaumburg, Ill.

Costumes are encouraged as the Boomers celebrate Halloween a little bit early. Includes pre-game parade, concourse Trick-or-Treating, and on-field costume contest.

When: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Call or check website

Preschool Fun Fair

Schaumburg Park District | Schaumburg, Ill.

Kids enjoy games, train and pony rides, a petting zoo and face painting. Picnic food is available for an additional cost.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $11, $9 pre-registration

Ceramic Spring Mirror

West Ridge Center | Highland Park, Ill.

Make a ceramic mirror frame, decorate it with flowers, insects, leaves, and other "spring" themed forms and then finish it with colorful underglazes.

 

When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $23, $18 resident

Twilight Voyage

Wheaton Park District, Northside Park Shelter House | Wheaton, Ill.

Enjoy an evening of canoeing and s'mores with the family. Kids must be accompanied by registered adult. Maximum of three people per canoe.

When: 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Cost: $13, $10 resident

Korean Storytime

Niles Public Library | Niles, Ill.

FREE  

Share stories and songs in Korean (with a bit of English). Craft and snack included.

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Tales and Treasures

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures. Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a library-wide scavenger hunt.

Cost: Free with admission

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Kids become bug detectives as they explore the exhibit of huge bug sculptures built using natural materials including trees, dried branches, roots and green saplings. On display will be an over-sized bee hive, lady bug, assassin bug, damsel fly, spider, daddy long legs, praying mantis, dragon fly, grasshopper and three ants. Kids receive a free bug detective guide, helping them uncover the truth about bugs. Plus, they can take part in daily events to learn more about bugs, plus an edible insects program for the whole family.

Cost: Free with admission
 





 
 
 
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