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Scarecrow Trail

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
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Free with paid admission

Gaze upon the nature-themed scarecrow trail created by local Scout troops while walking along a scenic one-mile paved path around Meadow Lake. Vote for your favorite on either your mobile device or inside the Visitor Center.

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Brookfield Zoo Free Admission Day

October 12
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 18, 2021

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

Admission to Brookfield Zoo is free on the following days in 2021: October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 November 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 (A parking fee still applies.)   For more information about events like these, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.

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Free Admission for Illinois Residents

October 12
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
Free
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Skeleton Scavenger Hunt

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Downtown La Grange La Grange, IL United States
Free

We can't wait until the skeletons visit us again this Fall! Follow the Skeleton Map and play along - you might win fun prizes!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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Dewey Dare Scavenger Hunt

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Dewey Dare to embark on a scavenger hunt? Practice using the Dewey Decimal system and the library catalog to find non-fiction books in the library. Once the scavenger hunt is completed, stop by the children’s services desk for a spooky prize! This program is designed for children in preschool - 5th grade. Available at all Naperville Public...

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Star Wars™ Reads Children’s Craft Kits

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 17, 2021

Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Young Padawans can create a fun Star Wars-inspired craft. Kits are available for pick up at the Children’s Services desk at one of the three buildings from Oct. 1 through Oct. 17 while supplies last. All materials are pre-cut and included in the kit, along with printed instructions.    

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Lemontster Days

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Downtown Lemont Lemont, IL 60439 United States

Various events running throughout October. Check their website for the most up-to-date information.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Downtown Downers Grove, 933A Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

Find the pumpkins hiding in our downtown Downers Grove businesses. Identify its unique characteristic, fill out the form and turn it in for a prize. Adults can be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Downtown Downers Grove Gift Certificate.

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Trick or Tree

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 17, 2021

Downtown St. Charles IL United States
Free

Take a walk through various parks. Using clues, find specific trees to learn some fun facts about them. You may encounter a 'trick' tree along the way. 

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9:00 am

Pumpkin Fest

October 12, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Cosley Zoo, 1356 North Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Free – $8

Taking in the beautiful fall colors at Cosley Zoo is a must do! Come see the animals in the crisp fall air, listen to the squeals of excitement from the children conquering the straw pyramid or finding their way through the corn stalk tunnel, and take in the thousands of pumpkins scattered on the zoo’s...

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3:45 pm

Princess Storytime

October 12, 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2021

Waterlemon, 25 S. La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525 United States
$25

You are cordially invited to spend a most royal morning at Palais Waterlemon! Waterlemon is pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with Princess Parties by MC to bring you Princess/Character Storytime every Thursday from 11am – 11:30am and now a new time slot Tuesday from 3:45pm-4:15pm!

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7:00 pm

Dr. Marc Brackett: Permission To Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves and Our Society Thrive

October 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children.”  — Marc Brackett. The mental well-being of young people and adults is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why and he knows what we can do.  In his 25 years as an “emotion scientist,” he has developed a...

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