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Marchin’ to Nature’s Beat!

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Discover which instruments come from trees and other natural materials in demonstrations offered throughout the day, then make some music of your own.

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

Weekend Family Class: Gumballs & Superballs

Chicago Botanic Garden | Glencoe, Ill.

Find out how people use parts of rainforest trees to make chewing gum and rubber. Create a bouncing ball and gum to take home. March 21, April 12.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $23 per child

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

American Legion Pancake Breakfast

Cantigny Park | Wheaton, Ill.

Feast on pancakes, sausage, eggs and biscuits & gravy.

When: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $7; $3 kids 4 and under

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

Eggcellent Funday

One Strange Bird | Chicago, Ill.

Ticket includes one egg cookie to decorate and one paper mache egg to paint.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $5

Bunny Brunch

Sod Room | Chicago, Ill.

A fun-filled morning of playtime, delicious brunch and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Event includes one digital picture of your child/ren by TK Photography. Additional images may be purchased.

When: 9:30 a.m.-noon
Cost: $30 adult/child pair, $15 additional child, $8 additional adult

Capannari's Easter Egg Hunt (Mt. Prospect)

Capannari Ice Cream | Mt. Prospect, Ill.


Children search for over 5,000 eggs that will be hidden in Moehling Park (adjacent to Capannari’s). Special guest, the Easter Bunny, will be on hand to join in the festivities. In the shop they’ll have your March favorite flavors. March 29.

When: Noon
Cost: Free

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

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Cadillac Palace Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

When: See website for performance times.
Cost: $25-$92

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