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We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

Heller Nature Center | Highland Park, Ill.

Based on the classic song and story book, this adventure will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Participants will build vocabulary while role playing the story in the beauty of Heller’s forests and prairie. Offered in conjunction with Language Stars. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $6

Spring Adventure

Lincoln Marsh Natural Area | Wheaton, Ill.

Discover spring happenings, go on a scavenger hunt and play games.

When: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $81.25, $65 resident

Keep It Moving!

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.


A variety of lively activities that are good for every "body."

When: 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Super Hero Week

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

Come dressed in your favorite superhero (or villain) costume and get ready for an adventure of heroic proportions! Design your own superhero logo, mask, and more to create the perfect secret identity. Practice your super-strengths with obstacle courses, puzzles, and more.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission

Easter Week Activities

Swedish American Museum & Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration | Chicago, Ill.

Kids and adults alike will have fun learning about all the fun Swedish Easter traditions from creating Easter trees with feathers to dressing up as witches.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission

Spring into Science

Discovery Center Museum | Rockford, Ill.

Engage in fun art activities and enjoy live science demonstrations.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission

Materials Science

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

Learn the science behind familiar materials, like plastics and metals, explore where materials science is headed next and discover how breakthroughs in materials science have shaped our world. For the first time at MSI, an Atomic Probe Field Ion Microscope will be on display. This tool allowed scientists to image materials at an atomic level and opened up a whole new world of understanding and innovation.

Cost: Free with museum admission

That's Weird, Grandma: The Musical

Barrel of Monkeys | Chicago, Ill.


That's Weird, Grandma is our Monday night (and sometimes Sunday matinee) performance where we showcase the amazing talents of our student authors and our company of performers. We teach creative writing residencies in Chicago Public Schools and adapt student's written material for the stage. Our musical round in March will feature all song adaptations!



When: 8 p.m. on Sundays, 2 p.m. on Mondays
Cost: $6 for kids, $12 for adults

The Diary of Anne Frank

Writers Theatre | Glencoe, Ill.

The production will provide a visceral insight into the realities of life in the “secret annex,” in which the tight quarters and forced intimacy serve as an ever-present reminder of the danger just outside--allowing audiences to come to know Anne and her family in a new and strikingly honest way.

When: Check website for schedule.
Cost: $55-$75

Spring Break Staycation

Wheaton College | Wheaton, Ill.


Includes interactive arts events, scavenger hunts, performed drama, story time, and open gym activities. Children must be accompanied by their caregivers. Activities take place on campus at the Billy Graham Center Museum, Community School of the Arts, Sports & Recreation Complex, and Wade Center. For more information, call 630.752.5909.

When: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

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