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Scarecrow Trail

October 13
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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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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Museum Free Day

October 13
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

Wednesdays are Free Admission Days sponsored by RBC Wealth Management.

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Brookfield Zoo Free Admission Day

October 13
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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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Skeleton Scavenger Hunt

October 13
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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 13
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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 13
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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 13
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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 13
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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 13
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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 13, 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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9:30 am

Bookworms

October 13, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

Cosley Zoo, 1356 North Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
$8.50 – $11

Must register in advance.

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10:00 am

Wee Wonders Series

October 13, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sand Ridge Nature Center, 15891 S Paxton Ave
South Holland, IL 60473 United States
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Free

Preschoolers with an adult are invited to learn about trees and their leaves through music, movement, stories and crafts. Registration is required.

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Open Nature Play Day

October 13, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Dan Ryan Woods, 83rd and Western Ave
Chicago, IL United States
Free

Bring your little one for open nature play time. Enjoy the Dan Ryan Woods Nature Play space while helping your children connect with nature. Enjoy stories, art and exploration each time. 

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Glass Pumpkin Patch

October 13, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 17, 2021

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

The 11th annual Glass Pumpkin Patch at The Morton Arboretum, Oct. 13 through Oct. 17, will feature daily demonstrations of the ancient glass-blowing art form. New this year is a Halloween tent with frightful works of art to decorate the home and outdoor spaces. The Glass Pumpkin Exhibition (no pumpkins will be available for purchase)from...

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12:00 pm

Dr. Seuss Experience

October 13, 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until January 2, 2022

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 2, 2022

One event on November 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 21, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 30, 2021 at 10:00 am

Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

Welcome to The Dr. Seuss Experience, an imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss! This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different, visually stunning Dr. Seuss worlds. You can swing among Truffula Trees from The Lorax, make your way through a brilliant balloon-filled maze from Oh,...

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1:00 pm

Meet Pumpkin Head Tom

October 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Geneva Commons, 602 Geneva Drive
Geneva, IL 60134 United States

One of the stars of new children’s book "Pumpkin Head Tom and Mummy Mary," available at the Geneva Commons Barnes & Noble, Pumpkin Head Tom will haunt #GenevaCommons on Saturday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 13 between 1:00-3:00 p.m. He could be ANYWHERE. If you spot him, feel free to ask him to sign your...

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Puppy Party

October 13, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL 60521 United States
$10

Puppies need your help now more than ever! In conjunction with Adopt a dog month, we’re hosting a Puppy Party and you’re invited!  Play with puppies and enjoy treats, while making a difference in the lives of all of our shelter residents.

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1:30 pm

Curbside Cuisine Food Truck Event

October 13, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Centennial Plaza, 10 Pine Ave
Riverside, IL 60546 United States
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5:00 pm

Sensory Friendly Event

October 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn, 5100 Museum Drive
Oak Lawn, IL 60453 United States

Registration is required.

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Children’s Book Swap

October 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Darien Park District Community Center, 7301 Fairview Avenue
Darien, IL 60561 United States
Free

Are you and your child tired of reading the same books? Are you tired of hearing your kids telling you, “I need something new to read!” We have a solution! Recycle your books for someone else’s at our Book Swap! Parents can drop off gently used books Saturday thru Tuesday, October 2-12 and receive a...

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5:30 pm

Zombie Survival Night

October 13, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Burr Ridge Community Center, 15W400 Harvester Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
$35 – $40

Includes zombie training and games, smores, snacks and t-shirt. Dress properly for the weather.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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6:00 pm

The Science of Happiness: Psychology and the Good Life with Dr. Laurie Santos

October 13, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Laurie Santos is a Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman Residential College at Yale University. Dr. Santos hosts the popular podcast, “The Happiness Lab.” Additionally, she is the director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory and the Canine Cognition Center at Yale. She received her A.B. in Psychology and Biology from Harvard University in 1997...

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