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Everyone is welcome to add events to the Kidlist calendar, given that they are drop-in and/or free special events (no ongoing classes or camps that require registration) and are local to the west and/or southwest suburbs of Chicago. Click on the blue “Submit an Event” button and fill out the form.
Do bats really get caught in your hair? Was there a glass coffin hidden on the estate holding the remains of the original owner? Enjoy s’mores and a discussion around the campfire as you discover the truth behind wildlife myths and the legends of Mayslake Peabody Estate. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Register online or at 630-206-9566.Find out more »
Shop for quality artisan holiday gifts for family and friends. Part of the proceeds will benefit the next restoration project at Mayslake Hall.Find out more »
Learn the basic techniques and safety essentials. Equipment provided. Programs will take place indoors. Register at 630-933-7248. Ages 9 and up, under 18 with an adult. Register Online!Find out more »
Spend an enchanted evening at Mayslake! Witch and wizard families will be sorted into houses and outfitted with wands before attending magical courses, where they’ll learn about owls and other fantastic creatures, the powers of plants, and the defensive strategies of wildlife. Ages 7 and up; under 18 with an adult. Register at 630-942-6200. Register Online!Find out more »
Go on a horse-drawn hayride, take a nature hike, and try ice fishing, snowshoeing and other ways to enjoy the outdoors in winter. Then, warm up inside Mayslake Hall with fun activities. All ages. Fees for some activities. Registration not required. Questions? Call 630-933-7248.Find out more »
Bring your tackle box to this indoor program to learn how to use what’s inside and how lures look to fish. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Register at 630-933-7248.Find out more »
Unplug, relax and escape modern-day stresses at an afternoon of coloring. Materials provided. All ages; under 18 with an adult. No registration. Questions? Call 630-206-9566.Find out more »
Gain a better appreciation of pollinator powerhouses as you enjoy works by local artists at this exhibit co-hosted by the DuPage Monarch Project.Find out more »
Shop for quality artisan holiday gifts for family and friends.Find out more »
Spend an enchanted evening or afternoon at Mayslake Hall! We’ll outfit your wizarding family with wands before sending you to magical courses where you’ll learn about owls and other fantastic creatures, astounding animal adaptations, and the defensive strategies of wildlife. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. Register online or at 630-942-6200.Find out more »
When a cohort of life-long buddies and Star Wars fans come up with the perfect caper, everything starts off as smoothly as a Jedi mind trick until the Dark Side starts to beckon. Will divided loyalties and greed cause their partnership to implode like the Death Star, or will the Force be with them? Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Tickets at 630-986-8067 or firstfolio.org.Find out more »
Try ice fishing, geocaching, snowshoeing and other outdoor winter fun. Then, warm up inside Mayslake Hall with activities and interesting info on plants, animals and programs from rangers, naturalists and volunteers. All ages. Free admission; fees for some activities. No registration. Questions? Call 630-933-7248.Find out more »
Discover this historic estate inside and out through activities, music, art and tours.Find out more »
Spend an enchanted evening at Mayslake Hall. Wizard families will attend magical courses where they'll learn about nocturnal creatures, insect transformations, and ways wildlife find food. They'll also solve mysteries by investigating real animal bones! Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. $15 per person. Register online or at 630-942-6200.Find out more »
Try ice fishing, geocaching, snowshoeing and other winter fun, and then warm up inside Mayslake Hall with activities and info on plants, animals and more from rangers, naturalists and volunteers. All ages. Free admission; fees for some activities. No registration. Questions? Call 630-933-7248.Find out more »
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