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February 2019

Kids Winter Reading Program Read Undercover

February 17
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 28, 2019

Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, IL United States
Free

Kids (newborns through grade eight) can join. Register at the Kids’ Help Desk with your valid Elmhurst Public Library card anytime from December 22 until February 28. Once signed up, kids receive a bookmark, a booklog to record the books read, and a reading challenge. Kids who reach reading goals by February 28 receive a sticker; a raffle ticket; and coupons for Skyzone, Meatheads, Brewpoint Coffee, and LEGOland.

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Enchanted Railroad

February 17
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Friday, January 18 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sycamore Room All aboard! Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment! Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy.  Watch as more than 10 model trains wind through a two-level display of tree collections from around the world. The trains run at a child-friendly height to thrill even the littlest…

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Field Museum Illinois Resident Free Day

February 17
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 28, 2019

Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

Just for Illinois residents: Spend a day at the Museum—for free! Upcoming Dates Jan. 21 Feb. 1-28 April 5-7 May 2 June 26-28 On Free Admission Days, Basic admission is free for Illinois residents with proof of residency. Discounted passes are available in person and cannot be purchased online in advance. Free Admission Days are the perfect opportunity to explore our general admission exhibitions with your family or a group of science-loving friends. Or, use these days to check out special ticketed…

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Brookfield Zoo Illinois Resident Free Day

February 17
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Brookfield Zoo, 8400 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513 United States
Free

Free Days Brookfield Zoo offers free admission to all guests on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through February 28, 2019. Free Days are presented by Metro by T-Mobile

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Just Dad n’ Me Dance

February 17, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Geneva High School Gymnasium, 416 McKinley Avenue
Geveva, IL 60134 United States
$10 – $15

Enjoy an evening of dancing, entertainment, and delicious refreshments just for dad & his little gal! Doors open at 5:00 pm for check-in and pictures. If a father cannot attend, a grandfather, uncle, big brother, etc. is welcome. Dads with more than one daughter are welcome to bring them all. Fathers and daughters must register separately. Online registration is available.  

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Kids Winter Reading Program Read Undercover

February 18
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 28, 2019

Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, IL United States
Free

Kids (newborns through grade eight) can join. Register at the Kids’ Help Desk with your valid Elmhurst Public Library card anytime from December 22 until February 28. Once signed up, kids receive a bookmark, a booklog to record the books read, and a reading challenge. Kids who reach reading goals by February 28 receive a sticker; a raffle ticket; and coupons for Skyzone, Meatheads, Brewpoint Coffee, and LEGOland.

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Enchanted Railroad

February 18
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included in admission

Friday, January 18 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sycamore Room All aboard! Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment! Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy.  Watch as more than 10 model trains wind through a two-level display of tree collections from around the world. The trains run at a child-friendly height to thrill even the littlest…

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Shedd Illinois Resident Free Day

February 18
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

Join us for Illinois Resident Free Days! On select days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free admission! Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days in 2019: January 17-21 February 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-28 Get the most out of your free day with these tips for a great visit: Shedd can get crowded on weekends. If possible, try to visit on a weekday. You’ll have the best views of your favorite animals! Capacity is limited. We recommend reserving…

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