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When Chores Were Done

Wagner Farm & Heritage Center | Glenview, Ill.

Travel back in time and find out what it was like to grow up on a farm in the 1920's. Boys and girls will take part in a variety of fun farm chores, from tending animals to weeding the kitchen garden. Chore boots and gloves are provided. July 24, Aug. 14.

When: 3:45-5 p.m.
Cost: $15.62, $12.50 resident

Curious Kids Nature Club

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Kids make discoveries about the earth through art, play and exploration. Learn about awesome animals and their roles in nature. Dress for outdoor adventures and wear gym shoes. Meal and snack included.

When: 6-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $29, $24 resident

Seussical Night

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.


Includes a short program followed by an opportunity for visiting children and families to interact with cast members from Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Seussical.

When: 6 p.m.
Cost: Free

Family Night Out: Golf

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.


Tonight's theme is golf. Guest can expect a few fun surprises that all ages will enjoy.  No golf experience necessary.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, $2 parking

“Education for a New Humanity” –Panel and International Education Conference

The Theosophical Society in America | Wheaton, Ill.

Parents and educators can attend this conference featuring several spiritually-based educational systems. Leading representatives from the Montessori, Waldorf, Krishnamurti, Theosophical, and Raja Yoga schools will share their methods of teaching.  Plus nature educator Joseph Cornell will conduct indoor and outdoor nature activities for educators, parents and children.

When: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Cost: $100 four days; $25 one day; $15 half-day

Weather Detective

Marengo Ridge | Marengo, Ill.

Learn all about clouds and the ways they can help predict the weather. Plus, make a "weather window" to help classify cloud types to take home.

When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Junior Archaeologists

Oriental Institute Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Learn how archaeologists work in the field and discover artifacts, then
take part in excavating a simulated dig in the Oriental Institute's Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center.
July 24, Aug. 12.

When: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $18, $10 member; $9, $5 additional

Up, Up and Away

Roselle Public Library | Roselle, Ill.


Interact with the science of hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a special hovercraft, all with Mad Science Chicago.

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Stories in the Garden at Cantigny

West Chicago Public Library | West Chicago, Ill.


Explore some favorite stories and other activities in the gardens at Cantigny Park. Meet at the Visitors Center.

When: 10-10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Where's Waldo? Neighborhood-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.


Beginning July 1, children can stop by for a list of participating stores, which each have a 6" Waldo figurine hidden somewhere on the premises. When the child finds him, that business's staff will give the child a card that says "I found Waldo at _____." Bring all the cards back for chances to win prizes.

Cost: Free

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