To Snooze or Not to Snooze

Prairieview Education Center | Crystal Lake, Ill.

Find out why and how some animals sleep through this time of year while others brave the challenging conditions of the season. Dress for a hike to spot any of the ones that choose not to snooze.

When: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Cost: $2, free resident

Skeleton Skills

Prairieview Education Center | Crystal Lake, Ill.

Learn more about local wildlife and how they live through hands-on activities and some outdoor time to develop our skills. Dress for a hike.

When: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $5, free resident

Frosty Fishing Fair

The Hollows | Cary, Ill.

Local fishing experts reveal the tips and tricks of ice fishing through free instruction and live demonstrations. Kids enjoy games and activities or roasting marshmallows and a live DJ plays music and announce prizes. Food and hot beverages available to purchase.

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost:

Cutting Hall Film Series - The Adventures of Tintin

Palatine Park District | Palatine, Ill.

Enjoy the story of Tintin and Captain Haddock on the big screen at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center in Palatine.

When: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $6, $5 each for groups of 10 or more

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

Ravinia Festival Music Makers

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Discover how sounds make music, and how music makes you feel, with activities like making melodies on bolt- and wrench-a-phones, using soft sculpture pegs to make a music box, blowing air over a reed, moving musical notes on a staff, beating percussion instruments, and creating an artistic masterpiece that reflects how music makes you feel

Cost: Free with admission

Magic

Chicago History Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Take a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of magic and its historic roots in Chicago. Features a multimedia object theater experience, artifact display and live performances. Discover the tricks of the trade and witness Chicago's magical past reappear before your very eyes.

Cost: Free with admission

Dickens: 200 Years of Celebrity

Lake County Discovery Museum | Wauconda, Ill.

Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens. View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.

Cost: Free with admission
 





 
 
 
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