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Event Series Budding Botanists

Budding Botanists

Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Watch out as you explore the Conservatory – you may run into a Budding Botanists! on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 2:30pm, Nature Educators will provide activities for kids of all ages at our Budding Botanists station. These programs are drop in and no preregistration is required. You can stop by and interact with...


90th Anniversary Celebration

Gotskind's Shoes & Clothing 115 W Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, United States

Join Gotskind's Shoes & Clothing as we celebrate our 90th anniversary. With princesses, clown, balloon animals, treats - and a visit from Naperville Mayor Scott Wehrli.   No purchase necessary to come celebrate with us.

Event Series LEGO Club


Aurora Public Library - West Branch 233 S Constitution Drive, Aurora, IL, United States

Come in to build cool LEGO creations. LEGOs will be provided by the library. Ages 6-11.


Minecraft Mania: Water Park Mayhem

Brookfield Public Library 3609 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield, IL, United States

Join us for a fun and engaging adventure in Minecraft! We'll be causing some water park mayhem. Some laptops available for checkout, but participants are encouraged to bring their own.

Event Series Summer Drop-In Days

Summer Drop-In Days

Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL, United States

Summer Drop-In Days, every Wednesday and Saturday, offer activities that explore history and culture in creative ways! Sessions may have a military theme or French spin — for example, apply strategic thinking to an Army challenge or dive into French culture through “Inventions Magnifique.” No sign up and no charge! Just stop by the First...

Included in general admission
Event Series Crosstown Exotics

Crosstown Exotics

La Grange Park Public Library 555 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park, IL, United States

Get an interactive experience with live reptiles and fascinating insects that highlight the wonders of the animal kingdom. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for these incredible creatures.


Summer Insect Extravaganza

Spring Valley Nature Center 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL, United States

This 'bug-centric' event helps everyone develop a healthy respect and fascination for the amazing diversity of inset life found at Spring Valley. Enjoy games and crafts, and search for insects in our backyard and at the pond. At dusk, we'll focus on fireflies and take a wagon ride to the woods for a short walk...


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