Your Senses

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Get your senses tingling with guided activities to introduce the science of your five senses.

When: 9:30-10 a.m.
Cost: $18, $12 resident

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

Winnetka Theatre Especially for Kids | Winnetka, Ill.

Stanley Lambchop wants to travel the world to escape his ordinary life. One night, a bulletin board falls right on top of Stanley and he wakes up really flat. Recommended for kids 3-10.

When: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $12; call (847) 604-0275 or visit winnetkatheatre.org

Oliver

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.

The show will open Jan. 18, with performances Jan. 18-20 and 25-27. Tickets are on sale at the Naperville Park District at www.napervilleparks.org and at the Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave., and at the new 95th Street Center, located at 2244 W. 95th St.

Cost: Call for cost

4th-6th Grade Sports Night

Schaumburg Park District | Schaumburg, Ill.

Get out of the cold and get active with table games, relay races, basketball and a DJ. Concessions available to purchase.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $14

Mom & Son Country Western Date Night

Schaumburg Park District | Schaumburg, Ill.

Night of games, dinner, dancing and surprises. Each child takes home a goodie bag of prizes and a picture with mom. Pre-registration required by Jan. 17.

When: 6pmto8pm
Cost: $45 couple, $22 additional child; $30 resident couple, $15 additional child.

Frosty Family Fun

Palatine Park District | Palatine, Ill.

FREE  

Enjoy a free night on the ice at Community Park with music, cocoa, games and skating. Check www.palatineparks.org for weather info.

When: 6:30-9 p.m.
Cost: Free

Black Bear Exhibit

Lake View Nature Center | Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

FREE  

Feature the black bear and its adaptations for survival in the forest. Crawl into the bear's den, compare your senses to that of the black bear, feel his fur, come face to face with a black bear mount and more.

Cost: Free

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Cost: Free with admission

How People Make Things

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

A new traveling exhibit created by Children's Museum of Pittsburgh that links familiar childhood objects to a process of manufacturing that combines people, ideas and technology. Inspired by the factory tour segments from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the exhibit offers hands-on activities using real factory tools and machines to create objects including crayons, a baseball bat and a matchbox car, just to name a few.

Cost: Free with admission

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.

Cost: $9.50, $8.50 seniors
 





 
 
 
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