Big Run Wolf Ranch14857 Farrell Road, Lockport(815) 588-0044bigrunwolfranch.org
Family Day Open House 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27. Enjoy wildlife lectures, visits with the animals and tours. $3.
The Children’s Farm at The Center12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park(708) 361-3650thecenterpalos.org
Summerfest Green Fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 6. Featuring horse rides, hayrides, live music, crafts and games. $4, $2 kids.
The Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn9600 E. Shore Drive, Oak Lawn(708) 423-6709cmoaklawn.org
All Day Art June 4-6. Homemade Clay activity June 10-12. Make a Father’s Day Card June 17-19. Fairy Project June 24-26. Events are recommended for kids 2-10.
Downtown Lockport(815) 838-3357lockportcanaldays.com
Old Canal Days June 19-21. Event kicks off with a parade at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and continues throughout the weekend with a carnival, family stage, entertainment, petting zoo and food. Visit Web site for schedule. Free.
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center 2453 Vollmer Road, Olympia Fields(708) 481-2330ironsoaks.com
National Trail Day for Kids 9:30 a.m.-noon June 6. Featuring hikes, games and activities. Kids 8 and up. Registration required. $9, $6 kids.
Isle a la Cache Museum501 E. 135th St. (Romeo Road), Romeoville(815) 886-1467fpdwc.org
Island Rendezvous 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 13 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 14. Features voyageur and Native American re-enactors, a voyageur encampment, canoe race and rides and falconry demonstrations. Free.
Joliet Park DistrictBillie Limacher Bicentennial Park201 W. Jefferson Joliet(815) 724-3760bicentennialpark.org
Wizard of Oz 7 p.m. June 26-27. Outdoor performance features the beloved tale with a twist. Visit Web site for information. $6, $4, free kids 3 and under.
Joliet Park DistrictJoliet Memorial Stadium3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet(815) 741-PARK (7275)jolietpark.org
Taste of Joliet noon-11 p.m. June 26-27 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28. Family activities, inflatables, entertainment, car show and food. $10 Friday (free before 3 p.m.), $10 Saturday and $5 Sunday. Free kids 11 and under all weekend.
Joliet Park DistrictMulti-Purpose Center3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet(815) 741-PARK (7275)jolietpark.org
Fossils and Bones 1-3 p.m. June 26. Kids 3-5 will learn about dinosaurs when they visit an excavation site. Registration required. $10.
Kankakee River State Park5314 W. Route 102, Bourbonnais(815) 933-1383dnr.state.il.us
Guided Hike 10 a.m. June 6. Walk lasts about 1 1/2 hours. Meet at Visitor Center. Free. Father’s Day Program 11 a.m. June 20. Build a bird feeder and have lunch over the fire. Free.
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens 7402 Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights(708) 361-1873lakekatherine.org
Family Star Gazing 9 p.m. June 27. Program includes astronomy project and outdoor viewing. Donations requested.
Lions Community Center 1 W. Manor Drive, New Lenox(815) 485-3584newlenoxparks.org
Under the Big Top 2:30-3:30 p.m. June 23. Make a clown hat, pretend to be an elephant and eat popcorn. Kids 3-6. Registration required. $9.
Monee ReservoirRidgeland Avenue, west of Route 50 and south of Pauling Road, Monee(815) 727-8700fpdwc.org/monee.cfm
Midnight Madness 7 p.m.-midnight June 20. Fish until midnight. Concession stand will be open for snacks and bait. Free.
Pilcher Park Nature Center2501 Highland Park Drive Joliet(815) 741-7277jolietpark.org
Bat Detectives 8-9:30 p.m. June 18. Families can investigate the myths and facts about bats and enjoy a night hike. Wear long sleeves, pants and insect repellent. Registration required. $6.
Plainfield Park DistrictRenwick Community ParkRenwick Road just west of Route 59(815) 436-8812plainfieldparkdistrict.com
Fishing Derby 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 6. Kids 3-13 will be divided into three age divisions and awards will be given. Held at Boy Scout Park. Registration required. $12, $8 resident.
Plum Creek Nature CenterGoodenow Grove Forest Preserve Beecher 1.25 miles east of the intersection of Routes 1 and 394 on Goodenow Road(815) 727-8700fpdwc.org/plumcreek.cfm
Animal Safari—Raptors 6 p.m. June 26. Program focuses on Illinois raptors. A hawk will be on hand. Registration required. Free.
Sand Ridge Nature Center15890 Paxton Ave., South Holland(708) 868-0606fpdcc.comFather’s Day Summer Solstice Hike 1:30 p.m. June 21. Enjoy a nature walk with a naturalist. Free.
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