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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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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,...

Free

Small Serendipity

River Trail Nature Center 3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook

Nature stories, crafts and activities for children ages 3–6 w/adult.

Free
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Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods 83rd and Western Ave, Chicago

Bring your little ones for open nature play time and help them connect with nature. Enjoy stories, art and exploration each time.

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Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Museum Free Day

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art 1220 Kensington Road, Oak Brook

Wednesdays are Free Admission Days sponsored by RBC Wealth Management.   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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Drop-In Acorn Express Adventures

The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family-friendly tram ride and adventure through The Morton Arboretum. We’ll seek out fun destinations to hike, make a craft, and explore new...

$6 – $8
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DuSable Museum of African American History Free Days

DuSable Museum of African American History DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago

DuSable Museum of African-American history is free to Illinois residents to visit on Wednesdays. We also give free admission to military and to first responders. That means Police, Fire, EMT’s....

Free

Sign Language Conversation Group

Geneva Public Library 227 S 7th Street, Geneva

Practice your American Sign Language skills, learn about the Deaf community, and meet other ASL users.

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Wild Wednesdays

Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N Central Park Avenue, Chicago

Join GPCA’s Nature Educators on Wednesday evenings to explore and discover together! We will get our hands dirty, play, and discover new things about plants, animals and nature. This is...

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Adler Planetarium Illinois Resident Free Days

Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

The Adler is excited to announce that we will be free for Illinois residents (with proof of residency) every Wednesday evening from 4-10 pm (our new Wednesday hours.) Stop by...

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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...

POLSKI DWUJĘZYCZNY STORYTIME: POLISH BILINGUAL STORYTIME

Schaumburg Township District Library 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg

Zapraszamy na opowieści, piosenki i rękodzieło w języku polskim i angielskim. Enjoy stories, songs and a craft in Polish and English. 

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BINGO Nights

Bartlett Community Center 700 S Bartlett Road, Bartlett

Enjoy a fun night out of the house and enjoy an affordable, fun, family night of bingo. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Winners must be 18 years or...

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