Explore things that go "bump!" in the night by taking a hayride around Terrace View Park while learning about interesting Halloween creatures along the way. Also includes an outdoor story time in the "woods," exploration time in the Nature Center, a "spooky" craft activity and refreshments at the campfire circle.
Do flying squirrels actually fly? What do they eat, and where do they live? Find the answers to these questions and more while exploring the outdoors at night in search of the elusive flying squirrels.
Meet some live and preserved reptiles and amphibians at our museum table. Then help plastic and plush turtles, snakes and frogs find safe places to sleep away the winter's chill.
Kids work with wet clay, clay tools and paints to make Halloween themed ceramic projects. Registration required. Call or email for more information or to register.
A best-of live concert experience featuring favorite Ralph’s World songs. Covert’s top tunes correspond with his popular early learning children’s picture books including “Sawdust & Spangles,” “The Amazing Life of W.C. Coup” and his newest book, “Ralph’s World Rocks!” Fun, colorful, crazy multimedia productions and a big time “dance in your seats” vibe are cleverly infused with early learning reading, math and life lessons, making Ralph’s World Rocks and Reads! a one-of-a-kind, rock ‘n learn experience for kids.
Instead of leaving the kids home with a babysitter, drop them off for a fun-filled evening where they get to make their own dinner. After eating and a little clean up, we'll do a post-meal activity, like a food-themed craft, games, yoga or a movie. Oct. 9 in Wicker Park; Oct. 10 in Lakeview.
Enjoy an evening of scary stories that will send shivers up your spine. This is an outdoor event; dress warmly and bring blankets and cushions. Tickets are available online beginning Sept. 8. They also may be purchased at the Park District Administration Building or at the door on a cash-only, limited seating basis. No refunds.
Award-winning author Aaron Reynolds presents his new picture book Nerdy Birdy. Mr. Reynolds is the author of beloved titles such as Chicks and Salsa, Creepy Carrots, and Carnivores, among others.
Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne.
Marvel at 13 larger-than-life displays created from nearly half a million Lego bricks. Walk the Arboretum’s tree-lined grounds on the east side to find nature-themed sculptures crafted by Lego artist Sean Kenney, including a monarch butterfly boasting an eight-foot wingspan and an enormous hummingbird sipping nectar from a colorful trumpet flower.