April 24, 2008

 
 

Kate Pancero

 

Get out there and play



Bug out this weekend as giant creepy, crawly bugs have taken over the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, for the summer. The “Big Bugs” exhibit is made up of 12 bugs—including an Assassin Bug which rises up three feet high and weighs 700 pounds. These bugs are made out of trees, which is a fantastic way to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday.

Everyone will receive a free kid-oriented bug detective guide that includes a map and clues that will help as you walk around Meadow Lake, where the bugs will reside throughout the exhibition. During this weekend’s opening “Bug Fest,” kids can create bee rings and color pictures of ladybugs. On Friday, from 1-3 p.m., you can meet the man behind the bugs, David Rogers.

In the Children’s Garden, your little ones can create bug masks to wear in a bug parade and learn about bug parts while they join in on the Build-a-Bug workshop. Crafts will be available throughout the summer, 1-4 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends through June 6 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily from June 7-July 20.

“Big Bugs” is here through July 20. Admission is $9, $6 kids 3-17, free kids 2 and under and includes general admission into the arboretum. For more information and a full schedule of activities, visit the Web site, www.mortonarb.org or call (630) 968-0074.

Get your prize pack here



You don't have to be an astronaut to visit the moon. Through the month of April, five Chicago Parent readers will have a chance to win family five packs each week to go see "Fly Me to the Moon" at Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, as well as general admission to the planetarium. To win, we'll post a different question to answer here every week. For this week, we want to know what your kids would take if they took a trip to the moon. Post your answer on our discussion board, then e-mail your answer, name and your Chicago Parent ID to e-dition@chicagoparent.com. You must post and e-mail us for your answer to be counted. We will not release your information-it is purely for contact purposes. Some answers may appear in Chicago Parent magazine. Winners will be chosen at random and may have no affiliation with Wednesday Journal Inc. or its employees.

To find out more about, "Fly Me to the Moon," check out the article in our April edition here.

Piece of the prize



This week, five lucky Chicago Parent readers will win a copy of “The Golden Compass” on DVD. To win, tell us what animal your kids would pick for a best friend. Post your answer on our discussion board, then e-mail your answer, name and your Chicago Parent ID to e-dition@chicagoparent.com. You must post and e-mail us for your answer to be counted. We will not release your information-it is purely for contact purposes. Some answers may appear in Chicago Parent magazine. Winners will be chosen at random and may have no affiliation with Wednesday Journal Inc. or its employees.

 
 







 
 
 
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