Experience wildlife with Big Run Wolf Ranch, Jim Nesci's Cold-Blooded Creatures, Save Our American Raptors, Incredible Bats, Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary, K-9 Guardian Dog Demonstration and Fox Valley Wildlife Center. Concessions available for purchase.
Walk in the sugar maple forest as winter comes to an end to learn about the sweet history of maple syrup making.
Learn about Black History Month with an educational display and interactive history hike. An imaginary journey follows an Underground Railroad route used in Illinois in the mid-1800s.
Admission is free on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursday through the month of February. Admission to Hamill Family Play Zoo is also free.
Create your own invention or try to recreate one of Da Vinci’s famous works – then test your creations in “Invention Challenges.”
Jeanie B offers sophisticated music for sophisticated listeners.
Be transported to the Red Planet and experience first-hand what it would be like to live, work, and play on Mars. Activities include the Mars-Di Gras parade with jazz band, Martian masquerade masks, a Martian obstacle course, bean bag toss, crater drop challenge, Mars Glider Mission, Rover robotics, scavenger hunt, selfie spot and Mars Encounter hands-on challenges.
Two weekends of free giveaways, costume character meet-and-greets and themed scavenger hunts and builds. Activities include a Batmobile build-and-test station and gadget building in the Master Builder Academy’s bat cave.
The world’s foremost taiko ensemble Kodo returns to Symphony Center for a thunderous performance that explores the limitless possibilities of traditional Japanese drumming with precision, dexterity and speed.
Little Miss Ann has enjoyed national acclaim and a fervent following for her upbeat, down-to-earth and interactive folksy kids music. Her fifth album, "Keep On," is the result of a collaboration with children’s music newcomer Amy D. Join Ann, Amy and her band as they play songs from their new album.