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January 2020

National Puzzle Day

January 29
Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 United States

Celebrate National Puzzle Day by dropping in to make your very own puzzle to take home. Stop in any time for free puzzle sheets such as crossword puzzles, mazes, and word searches.

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Illinois Free Days – Museum of Science and Industry

January 29, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637 United States

On Illinois Free Days, Museum Entry is free for all Illinois residents who show valid proof of residency. No further Chicago residency discounts apply on Illinois Free Days. Limited to six children (under 18) admitted per one accompanying adult. (See chaperone ratios and policies for School-led Field Trips and Groups of 15+.) Giant Dome Theater films, Coal Mine and optional U-505 onboard tours, and certain temporary exhibits are not included in Museum Entry, and require separate admission. (See Ticket Prices…

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Chicago History Museum Free Days

January 29, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States

The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday* from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,​ Mondays and Wednesdays in January from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Museum admission is free for Illinois residents on Commemorative Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4, and July 4. *Excludes May 12th and Tuesdays in July and August.

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Enchanted Railroad

January 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020

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

Schedule and Location January 17 through Sunday, February 23, 2020 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…

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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Free Admission Days

January 29, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 1220 Kensington Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523 United States

Wednesdays are free admission day.

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Wednesday Storytime

January 29, 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

Barnes & Noble (most locations), (Check your local store)

Come enjoy Storytime every Wednesday at 10:30am with fun activities to follow. Perfect for infants and toddlers.

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Snowman Craft

January 29, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Learning Express Toys Glen Ellyn, 900 Roosevelt Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

Free event. Reservations required. Call today to reserve your spot. Ages 1.5+. 630-942-8574

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Story time and Snowman Craft

January 29, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Learning Express Toys (Countryside), 18 Countryside Plaza
Countryside, IL 60525 United States

Come hear a story with Miss Barb! Make a fun rocking snowman! Ages 2+

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