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Cantigny Park

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1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
(630) 668-5161 http://www.cantigny.org

The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park reopened to the public on Saturday, August 26, 2017 following an extensive 10-month renovation project. They opened with a traditional military ceremony honoring the 100-year history of the 1st Infantry Division and museum ribbon cutting at 11 am that day. Kidlist Contributor, Meghan was there to check it out firsthand with her kids.

Highlights of the thoroughly updated military museum include “Duty First,” an all-new gallery focusing on the more recent history of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division. The gallery’s new media and interactive exhibits provide a hands-on experience from a soldier’s perspective that are sure to leave a lasting impression on visitors.

Admission to the museum is free with paid parking. Cantigny’s regular daily parking fee is $5 per car. On Saturdays and Sundays, May through September, parking is $10. The $10 rate also applies on Labor Day. Parking is free on the first Wednesday of every month.

More information, including a calendar of upcoming events, is available online at fdmuseum.org.

There are also many tanks outside that are pretty cool to see.

April 2020

Free Parking Day at Cantigny Park

April 1
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2020

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
Free

From March through December, parking is free the first Wednesday of each month. Parking is also free as on select holidays, including Veteran’s Day. Admission is always free!

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Brunch with the Easter Bunny

April 4, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$5 – $38

Le Jardin, Cantigny Park Treat your family to a hearty buffet at Le Jardin inside the Cantigny Visitors Center and have the little ones photographed with the Easter Bunny. Seatings at 10 am and 12:30 pm. A strolling balloon artist and face painter will provide entertainment. Prices include tax, gratuity and parking. Pricing: Adults (13 & up): $38 Ages 4-12: $33 3 & under: $5 All tickets must be purchased online, in advance.

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Story Time

April 4, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
Free

Children’s books suitable for younger children. Robert R. McCormick loved to read and had over 5,000 books in his collection. He even wrote a few books! Here at the McCormick House we love books too and love sharing stories! On April 4th a few of our Program and Education Assistants will share some fun children’s books to tie into Spring and help celebrate the “Hoppenings” in the park!

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Brunch with the Easter Bunny

April 5, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$5 – $38

Le Jardin, Cantigny Park Treat your family to a hearty buffet at Le Jardin inside the Cantigny Visitors Center and have the little ones photographed with the Easter Bunny. Seatings at 10 am and 12:30 pm. A strolling balloon artist and face painter will provide entertainment. Prices include tax, gratuity and parking. Pricing: Adults (13 & up): $38 Ages 4-12: $33 3 & under: $5 All tickets must be purchased online, in advance.

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Bunny Hop – Kid Rock Music Program

April 8, 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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One event on April 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$10 – $12

Kid Rock Music Program Education Center Parent/Child Program 1-5 years, with adult Hop on in for some spring-time fun at Kid Rock’s Bunny Hop! We’ll sing and dance to music about the Easter holiday, colored eggs, bunnies and chicks, plus celebrate the start of Spring! Our fun rhythm instruments and movement props will add to this unique musical experience! You won’t want to miss our parachute play and balloon celebration! Kid Rock is operated by Rock ‘n’ Kids, Inc. and…

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Hoppy Easter: An Easter Celebration

April 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$10 – $12

Education Center Parent/Child Program 3-5 years, with adult Hop on over to Cantigny Park to celebrate Easter with us! This holiday celebration will include stories, songs and crafts about bunnies, eggs and much more-plus a special Easter treat! No parking fee, registration required. Questions? Please call 630.260.8232 *Please allow for a 5 minute walk to the Education Center from the parking lot.

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Second Saturday: Family Program

April 11, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 14, 2020

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
included

Colonel Robert R. McCormick served in WWI but was a bit too old to serve in WWII. Instead, he used the Chicago Tribune to help support servicemen and women. The Colonel also championed bringing the captured U-505 to Chicago, where it now resides at the Museum of Science and Industry. See if you can build a toy boat with provided materials (while supplies last) that will float — then race it against a friend! On the Second Saturday of each…

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Easter Brunch

April 12, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$19 – $45

Cantigny offers two premium brunches each year: Easter and Mother’s Day. Celebrate the holidays with one of the finest brunches in the western suburbs while surrounded by beautiful views. 9 am, 11:30 am, and 2 pm seatings available. The 11:30am seating for Easter Sunday is sold out Reservations open each year on January 5th. A deposit is required to hold the reservation (see below).

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Kite Night

April 17, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$5

Join us for an exciting evening of kite flying! We encourage you to bring your own kites, or you can purchase one on-site for $3. Weather permitting, Chicago Kite will be performing kite demos. Enjoy a snack from the food trucks which will be on property as well! $5 parking fee per car. Questions? Please call 630.260.8162

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Foodie 5K

April 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$15 – $45

Enjoy scenic views on a certified 5K course through the park followed by a fun, family-friendly festival featuring food trucks, a Kid's Zone, and entertainment. Participants receive a $2 food truck voucher, a swag bag with sponsor giveaways, an exclusive medal and a Foodie 5K t-shirt (must register before shirt deadline to receive t-shirt)!

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Spring Flower Frenzy

April 19, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
included

Please park at the main Winfield Road entrance; trams available We’re trying something different this year in place of our Greenhouse Open House that we normally hold in early May. Horticulture staff will conduct a variety of Container demonstrations: sedums, veggies, tropicals and herbs — bring your questions and ask away! Our forestry staff will also be planting trees and shrubs near the greenhouse — demonstrating the correct way to plant trees and shrubs. Our plant sale will continue to…

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May 2020

LOL Brunch and Fashion Show

May 2, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until May 3, 2020

An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until May 3, 2020

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$10 – $35

Le Jardin May 2 and 3 Two Seatings: 8:30 – 10:30 am & 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Cost: includes non-alcoholic beverages, parking, taxes and gratuity. Adults: $35 | 4-12: $25 | 3 and under: $10 Calling all the dolls… We have a big surprise! Let’s get dolled up and strut the runway with Bon Bon and Diva Queen. The whole family will enjoy a dreamlike brunch with traditional favorites prepared by Cantigny’s extraordinary Culinary Team. Our favorite dolls are…

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LOL Brunch and Fashion Show

May 3, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until May 3, 2020

An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until May 3, 2020

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$10 – $35

Le Jardin May 2 and 3 Two Seatings: 8:30 – 10:30 am & 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Cost: includes non-alcoholic beverages, parking, taxes and gratuity. Adults: $35 | 4-12: $25 | 3 and under: $10 Calling all the dolls… We have a big surprise! Let’s get dolled up and strut the runway with Bon Bon and Diva Queen. The whole family will enjoy a dreamlike brunch with traditional favorites prepared by Cantigny’s extraordinary Culinary Team. Our favorite dolls are…

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LOL Brunch and Fashion Show

May 3, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until May 3, 2020

An event every day that begins at 11:30 am, repeating until May 3, 2020

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$10 – $35

Le Jardin May 2 and 3 Two Seatings: 8:30 – 10:30 am & 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Cost: includes non-alcoholic beverages, parking, taxes and gratuity. Adults: $35 | 4-12: $25 | 3 and under: $10 Calling all the dolls… We have a big surprise! Let’s get dolled up and strut the runway with Bon Bon and Diva Queen. The whole family will enjoy a dreamlike brunch with traditional favorites prepared by Cantigny’s extraordinary Culinary Team. Our favorite dolls are…

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Boogie Bugs – Kid Rock Music Program

May 5, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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One event on May 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$10 – $12

Kid Rock Music Program Visitors Center Medill Room Parent/Child Program 1-5 years, with adult Hop like a grasshopper, fly like a bee; Kid Rock’s Boogie Bugs is the place you’ll want to be! Join us for musical fun with a “bug” twist! While using our imaginations, our bodies, and fun age-appropriate instruments and movement props, we will boogie to songs about bugs. It will be a wiggly experience you won’t want to miss! Kid Rock is operated by Rock ‘n’…

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Free Parking Day at Cantigny Park

May 6
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2020

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
Free

From March through December, parking is free the first Wednesday of each month. Parking is also free as on select holidays, including Veteran’s Day. Admission is always free!

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Boogie Bugs – Kid Rock Music Program

May 8, 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$10 – $12

Kid Rock Music Program Visitors Center Medill Room Parent/Child Program 1-5 years, with adult Hop like a grasshopper, fly like a bee; Kid Rock’s Boogie Bugs is the place you’ll want to be! Join us for musical fun with a “bug” twist! While using our imaginations, our bodies, and fun age-appropriate instruments and movement props, we will boogie to songs about bugs. It will be a wiggly experience you won’t want to miss! Kid Rock is operated by Rock ‘n’…

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Second Saturday: Family Program

May 9, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 14, 2020

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
included

Colonel Robert R. McCormick served in WWI but was a bit too old to serve in WWII. Instead, he used the Chicago Tribune to help support servicemen and women. The Colonel also championed bringing the captured U-505 to Chicago, where it now resides at the Museum of Science and Industry. See if you can build a toy boat with provided materials (while supplies last) that will float — then race it against a friend! On the Second Saturday of each…

Find out more »

Tank Night

May 15, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
included

Bring your family game night out to the Cantigny Tank Park! Join us for some classic family games with a military twist! Come play BINGO, Mad Libs, Memory, and more as you stroll from tank to tank.

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Cantigny Food Truck Festival

May 30, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$25

Hey foodies, after last years incredible turnout — the Cantigny Food Truck Festival returns! Featuring 25+ of the area’s best food trucks along with a local vendor village and a live concert by the Wayouts! This years event will incorporate some format changes based on all the feedback we received last year. The event has moved to a Saturday evening. Admission to the Festival will require a ticket. The total number of tickets sold will not exceed the total number…

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