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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....


Chick-fil-A Storytime

Chik-Fil-A (Bolingbrook) 245 N Weber Road, Bolingbrook

Enjoy preschool stories, puppet plays and songs with our newest partner, Chick-fil-A. (Ages 2–6 with an adult)


Little Saplings

Creek Bend Nature Center 37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles

In this monthly program, geared for 3-5 year olds, we’ll explore the natural world through a variety of activities specific to the theme of the month. Sessions include a combination...


Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Illinois Resident Donation Day

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago

We are pleased to offer weekly Donation Days—every Thursday the museum is open—for Illinois residents. Illinois residents can enjoy free admission during these Donation Days, or support us with a...

Donations appreciated

Stories and Rhymes at the Farmers Market

La Grange Village Hall 53 South La Grange Road, La Grange

Join us at the La Grange Farmers Market on select Thursdays this summer for outdoor storytime. Bring a blanket and enjoy listening to our favorite books and songs. Look for...


Bluey Party and Craft

Glen Ellyn Public Library 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn

Bluey fans, participate in activities that celebrate Mum, Dad, Bluey and Bingo and play keepy-uppy! Twenty name tags (children only) will be available at the Youth Desk beginning 30 minutes...


Little Builders

Clarendon Hills Public Library 7 N. Prospect, Clarendon Hills

Drop in for some block play! We'll have a variety of blocks such as Mega Bloks, jumbo blocks and more available for your little ones to build with.


Unusual Paintbrush Art

Geneva Public Library 227 S 7th Street, Geneva

Make your own paintbrush with various items found around the house and in nature! With our "unusual" paintbrushes, we will create beautiful art to take home!


Cuentos en Español

Fountaindale Public Library 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook

Acompáñenos para una presentación de cuentas y música en Español e Inglés.


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

Family Maker Workshop: Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Mount Prospect Public Library 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect

Put your heads and hands together to construct a unique family project — and some special memories to boot. Together you'll create a playable drum kit and other instruments from...



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...


Go Meadows

Various Locations IL

This is a FREE and easy way to stay active and connect with the community. Join us as we walk around the paths of Rolling Meadows. GO Meadows is open...


Family Lego Night

Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross Street, Wheaton

Geared for children and their families. Build together as a family and show off your Lego skills!


Third Thursdays: Summer Concert Series

Wheaton Town Square 271 Town Square, Wheaton

Enjoy Town Square Wheaton's Third Thursdays Summer Concert Series June 15 - September 21, 2023. June 15, enjoy the musical stylings of Beth Bombara from 6 - 8 p.m. on...


Family Moon Watch

Elmhurst Public Library 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

We'll meet inside for an intro to using telescopes, then we'll move outdoors for viewing, weather permitting. If you have a telescope, you are welcome to bring it. Dress for...


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