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Arbor Day Tree Planting

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Celebrate Arbor Day with a visit from Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat at the Arboretum. Enjoy a group reading of Curious George Plants a Tree, and join in a tree planting in the Children’s Garden.

When: 11-11:45 a.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Junior Naturalists

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

Explore nature, practice survival skills and participate in behind the scenes animal care. Participants will learn simple data collection and mathematical analysis methods and work with equipment used by real scientists to study plants and animals. Dress for the weather and wear clothes that can get dirty.

When: 4-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $16, $11 resident

Nature and Science at Wonder Works

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

March 6: Legos and Duplos - We'll bring out a big bin of Legos and a lot more Duplos than usual; March 13: Building Forts - We'll see what kinds of forts we can build with folding tables and bed sheets; March 20: Cardboard Boxes - We'll use cardboard boxes and tubes to make some structures big enough to sit inside and other structures to use with toy cars and wooden trains; March 27: Wooden Blocks and Lincoln Logs - See what kinds of structures we can build with wood, including unit blocks, Kapla blocks, and Lincoln Logs. April 17: Sift shells from sand, make a shell collection and a shell craft, see and sort colorful shells from around the world; April 24: Stare into the tooth-filled jaws of bull and sand sharks, collect fossil teeth from sharks that lived during the ice age in Florida and at the end of dinosaur times in Africa.

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


Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

See images and learn how the Hubble has lead to breakthroughs in our understanding of the Universe in the Space Visualization Laboratory, check out solar observing in the Doane Observatory, participate in hands-on, minds-on Hubble activities (1-3 p.m.) and attend a showing of Cosmic Wonder, an original Adler sky show, that uses Hubble images to reveal the mysteries of the Universe

Cost: Free with museum admission

The Mariachi Divas

Ravinia Festival | Highland Park, Ill.

Part of the Kraft Kids Concert series. Park opens at 11 a.m.

When: 1 p.m.
Cost: $10 lawn, $5 park

Movie Night “Frozen“ Sing-A-Long Version

JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center | Highland Park, Ill.

Join JCYS us for a night of movie fun. All proceeds benefit the Nate Kroll Memorial Lutz Scholarship Fund.

When: 5-7:45 p.m.
Cost: $5

Mystical Magic

Glenview Park District | Glenview, Ill.

Kids learn magic tricks with ropes, coins, cards, and mind-reading. All materials are provided. Registration required.

When: 6:45-7:40 p.m.
Cost: $25, $20 resident

Wendy & DB concert

Lake Villa District Library | Lake Villa, Ill.


Wendy & DB love to get kids singing, wiggling, jumping, dancing and having a great time. Their original songs encourage children to use their imaginations, teach musical basics like melody and rhythm, and show kids how to have fun with words.

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Disney's ALADDIN Jr.

Wilmette Children's Theatre | Wilmette, Ill.

A shortened adaption of Disney’s feature film, the live musical version maintains the memorable characters and music that audiences will know and enjoy, but with the WCT’s own twist and flair.

When: 7 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays
Cost: $9

Puppets! An Interactive Puppet Extravaganza

Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

An interactive installation for all ages celebrating the art of puppetry. Puppets! will include unique performances, puppet-making workshops, and the opportunity for visitors to visit the Ryan Education Center to interact and explore creativity through puppets. Inspiration for these fantastical and imaginative puppet creations are drawn from works in the Art Institute’s collection, including the drawing The Temptation of St. Anthony, the centerpiece of this winter’s special exhibition, Temptation: The Demons of James Ensor. Puppeteers of all ages can experiment with ways to develop stories and use sound effects and props in order to create playful, one-of-a-kind performances. In conjunction with Puppets!, the museum will present a series of film screenings including Jim Henson’s beloved movie The Dark Crystal in Fullerton Hall at 6 p.m. Jan. 15.

Cost: Free with museum admission

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