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.
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
Sing, dance and party with your little one at Gymboree's music dance party.When: Noon-1 p.m.
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.
May feature treats, prizes, face painting, arts and crafts plus photo opportunities with the bunny.When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Chris McBrien delivers his hilarious family-friendly stand-up comedy routine.When: 2-2:45 p.m.
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.
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.Cost: Free