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SciTech StoryTime

“SciTech Storytimes” allow parents and their children to enjoy fun, engaging stories followed by STEAM based hands on activities. “SciTech Storytimes” will be co-lead by a Librarian from the Aurora’s Santori Public Library and a SciTech Museum Educator. LAST Thursday of the month at 10:30am – 11:30am


Maker Days at DuPage Children’s Museum

Come practice your problem solving skills and explore your creativity through a variety of “maker activities” at DuPage Children’s Museum. Create with unique materials alongside guest makers in The Studio’s Makerspace, write and craft your own book, tinker with Wild Little Machines, build with wheels in the Construction House, draw with 3D Doodle Pens, and more! Making is one of the strongest…


Maker Days at DuPage Children’s Museum

Come practice your problem solving skills and explore your creativity through a variety of “maker activities” at DuPage Children’s Museum. Create with unique materials alongside guest makers in The Studio’s Makerspace, write and craft your own book, tinker with Wild Little Machines, build with wheels in the Construction House, draw with 3D Doodle Pens, and more! Making is one of the strongest…


2019 4th of July Fireworks and Parades in the Western Suburbs

Nothing feels more like summer than 4th of July fireworks and parades. Each town celebrates in their own family-friendly way, whether walking the streets in a patriotic parade or enjoying a colorful fireworks show at dusk. Grab a blanket, some lawn chairs, and your best patriotic gear to check out one of these awesome Independence Day celebrations with your family!…


$1 Summer Movies for Kids in the Chicagoland Area

Calling all movie buffs: $1 summer movies for kids are back in action! When the summer heat becomes all too much, cool off at your local participating movie theater for some really (really!) cheap children’s flicks. These movies discounts generally don’t come alone; bring some extra cash for heavily discount popcorn, candy, and soda combos. It’s hard to think of…


Super SciTech Saturday

Held on the LAST SATURDAY of the month, Super SciTech Saturday brings one STEAM topic into sharp focus. Guest speakers and field experts give presentations. Hands On experiences and projects will be available. DEAL OF THE DAY: Up to four child admissions are FREE with a paying adult on Super SciTech Saturday. Sorry, no coupons, Groupons, or discounts are accepted…



Splash Pads and Spray Parks in the Western Suburbs

The reason this Kidlist Mom loves splash pads is that my little kids are able to be more independent than at a pool. (It’s also a bonus that I don’t have to put on my bathing suit or bring life jackets!) Most splash pads and spray parks are opening Memorial Day weekend, with exceptions noted in the comments under each….


Your Guide to 2019 Summer Music Concerts in the Western Suburbs

As you work on your summer bucket list, don’t forget an outdoor concert as a part of a summer music series in the western suburbs. (After all, we endure winters in Chicago in order to be able to enjoy summertime fun outside!) Whether you’re taking in a children’s performance or a sunset serenade, get your family and friends together to…


Summer 2019 Outdoor Movies in the West Suburbs

Pack some popcorn and your lawn chair to enjoy a beautiful summer evening with outdoor movies in the western suburbs. All of these free events feature family-friendly movies, and some may sell concessions or have pre-show entertainment. Click on the listing to see more information such as the specific location and suggestions on what you should bring. Oh, and don’t…



SciTech StoryTime

“SciTech Storytimes” allow parents and their children to enjoy fun, engaging stories followed by STEAM based hands on activities. “SciTech Storytimes” will be co-lead by a Librarian from the Aurora’s Santori Public Library and a SciTech Museum Educator. LAST Thursday of the month at 10:30am – 11:30am