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Maple Syrup Festival

Chicago, Ill.


See the entire maple syrup-making process from tapping the tree and collecting the sap, to boiling it down into syrup. Take a walk through the sugar bush, enjoy storytelling, make a maple craft, warm up by the fire, and taste real maple syrup fresh off the fire.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Weekend Family Class: Pizza Party

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Pizza has lots of ingredients from the garden—tomatoes, wheat, herbs and vegetables. Learn how these plants grow and how they are used to make pizza. Participants will plant their own herb garden to take home.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. March 25 and April 2
Cost: $24


Angelic Organics Learning Center & Farm | Caledonia, Ill.

Come to the farm to learn about goats, play with new babies, and — if the timing is right — witness a live birth. You’ll join us to feed the animals and learn about goat pregnancy and birth. The visit comes with naming rights for any goats born under your watch. Bring a sack lunch.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $22

Cabin Fever Campfire

Prairieview Education Center | Crystal Lake, Ill.

Take a short night hike through the woods, look at the night sky through a telescope (weather permitting), and warm up around the fire with delicious snacks as we play a few fun games.

When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5, free residents

Bug Bonanza

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Enjoy everything buggy from the grasshopper long jump, to spider web weaving, coffee filter butterflies, and more.

Cost: Free with museum admission

Hidden Figures Revealed

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

A celebration of African-American women in STEM - past, present, and future. Explore the story of the women behind Hidden Figures, including an interactive panel discussion with African-American women leaders in STEM, featuring clips from the film, as well as a day of STEM-filled activities.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 23; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 25
Cost: Check website

Nano Day

Discovery Center Museum | Rockford, Ill.

Greeting cards that sing, fabric that stretches, and thermometers that turn color owe their remarkable properties to this cutting-edge technology. Meet real scientists, learn about future applications, and delve into special hands-on projects as you discover how tiny size can make an enormous difference.

When: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Fossil Collecting Field Trip

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art | Elmhurst, Ill.

Join Jim Fairchild of the Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois on a trip to Braidwood, Illinois to collect Mazon Creek fossils at the world famous site Pit 11 (conditions permitting). Learn what to look for when collecting these special fossils and how to open them. Travel by motor coach, bring a sack lunch and get ready to collect.

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $30; $25 members

Movie Science: Big Hero 6

The Laboratory Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

Includes a pizza dinner and unique hands-on science activities based on kids’ favorite themes or movies. Just like in the movie, learn the elements of simple robotics by using a motor, simple circuits, and friction to create and design your own simple Bot.

When: 6:15-9 p.m.
Cost: $40, free members

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University | Chicago, Ill.

A wide array of premieres, new productions, and classics. Beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, Alvin Ailey’s pioneering legacy of uplifting, uniting, and celebrating the human spirit lives on in the movement of Ailey’s extraordinary dancers.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 22-24; 2 and 8 p.m. March 25; 3 p.m. March 26
Cost: $25-$95

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