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Shedd Aquarium Illinois Resident Free Day

Shedd Aquarium 1200 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED ONLINE IN ADVANCE Illinois residents enjoy FREE admission to Shedd Aquarium on select free days throughout the year! Tickets must be reserved online before your visit....

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Field Museum Illinois Resident Free Day

Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Free Admission Days are the perfect opportunity for Illinois residents to explore our general admission exhibitions with your family or a group of science-loving friends. Or, use these days to...

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MSI Free Admission Day

Museum of Science and Industry 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Illinois residents receive free Museum Entry on these 2023 dates: January 9–11, 16–18, 23–25, 30–31 February 1–2, 6–9, 13–14, 16, 21 March 1, 6, 14 April 18, 22 May 4,...

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Meet a Firefighter

Elmhurst Public Library 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

See a vehicle from the Fire Department up close, and talk to an Elmhurst fire fighter. Live in-person. No registration.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Free Day

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago

Illinois residents receive free admission on Tuesdays.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.

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Storytime in the Park

Various Locations IL

Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages. Tuesdays: Co-Op Park Wednesdays:...

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Talk Like a Pirate Day

St. Charles Public Library 1 S. 6th Street, St. Charles

Drop in for some piratey activities! Also test your treasure-hunting skills with our pirate-themed scavenger hunt, which will be running all day long!

Free

Lotería at the Library

Schiller Park Public Library 4200 Old River Road, Schiller Park

Join us for a family friendly game of Loteria (similar to bingo) and prizes! Open to all ages. Limited to 20 participants. Registration required.

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Fun with STEM: Learn and Create

Glen Ellyn Public Library 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

Members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) present monthly science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. For grades 2-5. September 19: Diffraction of Light Discuss what light is...

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Concert in the Park

Berens Park (Elmhurst) 493 North Oaklawn Avenue, Elmhurst

Join us at Berens Park for a free concert! Industrial Drive will take to the stage, performing rock hits from across the decades. Concert will begin at 5:30 pm, but...

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Food Truck Round Up

Rosemary S. Argus Friendship Park Algonquin Road and Kolpin Drive, Des Plaines

Join us for our first-ever Food Truck Round Up on Tuesday, May 23 at Rosemary S. Argus Friendship Park! From 5-8 p.m., food trucks will be serving up great bites,...

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Oktoberfest

Camera Park (Glendale Heights) 101 E Fullerton Avenue, Glendale Heights

Join us September 14 - 24, 2023 for the Eleventh Annual Glendale Heights Oktoberfest which will be held at Camera Park in Glendale Heights, Illinois. Experience live entertainment daily including...

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Chinese Storytime

Various Locations IL

A special Family Storytime presented in Mandarin with stories, songs, and activities for all ages.

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Family LEGO Club

Indian Trails Public Library - Main Branch 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling

Ages 5 and older with a caregiver. Bring your imagination and craft a one-of-a-kind creation using Legos. Later, check out our Padlet or share what you’ve made at home and...

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