Sweets & Treats Valentine's Day Celebration

Pump It Up Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

Valentine's celebration is complete with bouncing, sliding and pizza dinner. Drop-off option available. Reserve tickets in advance by visiting www.piuvalentine.eventbrite.com

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 kids, $5 adults

Family Hearts and Crafts

Armour Square Park | Chicago, Ill.

Get creative at this "hearts" and crafts event.

When: 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $5

Family Valentine’s Day Dance

Skinner Park | Chicago, Ill.

Familes enjoy music, dancing, games and more.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $5

Family Fun Valentine’s Day Dance

Stanton Park | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

Families dance the night away.

When: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Valentine's Day Dance

Russell Square Park | Chicago, Ill.

Call the park for details about this dance.

When: 4-7 p.m.
Cost: $2

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

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

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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