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Black Creativity Career Showcase

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

In celebration of Black Creativity, kids and families can talk with African American artists, scientists and engineers about innovative work happening right here in our city. This is an opportunity...

Included in general admission

Winter Pop-Up Fun

Cherry Hill Woods S Willow Springs Rd, north of McCarthy Rd, Palos Park

Check out a pair of our snowshoes, help with litter pickup, warm up by a fire, and play in the snow!

Free

Engineering Fest

Willis Tower 233 S Wacker Drive, Chicago

On Saturday, February 24, drop by Willis Tower anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for Engineering Fest! Activities are geared toward youth ages 8-12, but the whole family is...

Free
Event Series LEGO Trains

LEGO Trains

The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle

Explore a sprawling display of imaginative landscapes built of LEGO® bricks featuring small trains running through LEGO city streets, between skyscrapers, and into dreamlike scenes populated by mythological creatures. Fun...

Included in general admission

Meet Her: Mari Copeny

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

This year's Meet Her! event presents a clean water activist. Most well-known as "Little Miss Flint," Mari Copeny will be speaking at MSI! At the age of 8, Mari wrote...

Included in general admission
Event Series Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N Central Park Avenue, Chicago

Enjoy the beauty of winter outside with Garfield Park Conservatory’s Nature Educators! During the winter months, we will be outside in the Play & Grow Garden to experience a lot...

Free

Family Event: Black History Month

Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago

Did you know that the origins of Black History Month can be traced back to Chicago and the Bronzeville neighborhood? Come celebrate the history and contributions of this vital third...

Included in general admission

FanFest

Mount Prospect Public Library 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect

"Geek out" at the library with a day dedicated to your favorite fandoms! This family-friendly event will include games, activities, crafts, cosplay runway, virtual reality, a scavenger hunt, trivia, and...

Free

Fandom Fest

Barrington Area Library 505 N Northwest Highway, Barrington

Calling all Jedi, Whovians, Avengers, Trekkies, heroes and villains of all ages - BALibrary Fandom Fest is back! Join us as we celebrate all things fandom with an artist alley,...

Free

Black History Month Celebration

Crabtree Nature Center 3 Stover Road, Barrington

Learn about the importance of Black environmentalists and how the Forest Preserves’ trails relate to the Underground Railroad Movement.

Free
Event Series Snowshoe Walk

Snowshoe Walk

Camp Reinberg 1801 N Quentin Road, Palatine

Enjoy the Preserves of snowshoes. Snowshoes provided; 4” of snow required. If no snow is present, we will enjoy a winter walk.

Free

Celebrating Black History Month Through Storytelling

Eola Road Branch 555 S Eola Road, Aurora

Celebrate Black History Month with professional storyteller Oba William King. King will share interactive stories, drumming, poetry, music and more. Through traditional folk stories and drumming, King explores how the...

Free

Seed Share with Sustain DuPage

Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross Street, Wheaton

Dreaming of Spring and fresh produce from your garden? Get a head start on your planning and join Sustain DuPage at our free Seed Share! What to bring: We welcome...

Free

Chocolate Walk

Wheaton Town Square 271 Town Square, Wheaton

Shopping is sweet at Town Square Wheaton! Join us for the first-ever TSW Chocolate Walk. Register for free and receive tastings of local-made artisan chocolates inside various shops and restaurants...

Free

Global Connections: International Carnivale

Navy Pier 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

The next stop in Navy Pier’s Global Connections series is International Carnivale! The tradition of Carnivale is celebrated throughout the world in a wide variety of ways. Join us in...

Free

Rubik’s Cube Challenge

Woodridge Public Library 3 Plaza Dr, Woodridge

Test your skills against other kids at our first ever Rubik's Cube Challenge! If you have your own cube feel free to bring it along with you. If not, we...

Free

Sensory Storytime

Palatine Public Library 700 N North Court, Palatine

Join us for a storytime intended for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing issues or for those who find traditional storytime programs challenging. Siblings welcome. Ages 3 – 9....

Free

Read, Learn and Create

Arlington Heights Memorial Library 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights

We invite children grades 2-3 to join us as we celebrate Black History Month! We will read and discuss the works of bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi and his adaptations...

Free
Event Series Retro Hour

Retro Hour

Helen Plum Library 411 South Main Street, Lombard

Enjoy retro-themed activities from the '80s and '90s. Listen to vinyl records, play retro video games, read old-school comics, or watch old cartoons. Drop-in event for grades 6-8.

Free

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