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Family Twilight Adventure

when: Jun 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

where: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle, IL

cost: $16 for Arboretum members, $19 for nonmembers; includes admission. Children under 2 years old free with accompanying adult.

ages: 10 and under

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This after-hours adventure takes you into the world of the animals that come out at nighttime. Go on a hike, do wildlife-themed activities and roast marshmallows before going on a silent tram ride through the woods in the dark.

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Howdy, Partner! The Wild West Is Back

when: May 24, 2014 - Aug 23 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Donley's Wild West Town, 8512 S. Union Rd., Union, Il

cost: $16/person; children under 2 are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Ride, shoot, and take a trip back in time at Donley’s Wild West Town. This cowboy… read more
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Wish Pump It Up a Happy Birthday!

when: Aug 19 at 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.; 5-8 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park , Pump It Up , 821 W Eastman St., Chicago, Il

cost: $5/person

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Celebrate seven awesome years of Pump It Up! The 7th Birthday Bash Bonanza will include… read more
Boy Playing Miniature Golf

Traveling Mini Golf Offers Fun All Summer Long

when: Aug 19 - Sep 1 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Lakeview , Blaine Elementary School, 1420 W. Grace St., Chicago, Il

cost: $8/person; $5 for second round; $15 play-all-day pass

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Mini golf is awesome, but it usually involves driving out of the city to a… read more
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Learn to Bake Your Own Sweet Treats

when: Aug 19 at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: The Loop, Sugar Bliss, 115 N Wabash Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $50/child

ages: 5-13

the scoop:

Get ready for a sweet experience during Sugar Bliss Baking Classes. Throw on a chef’s… read more
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Explore the Magic of Science

when: Aug 5, 2014 - Nov 2 at Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. June – August); Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.

where: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, Il

cost: $11/person; free for children under 1

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Your little scientists will get the chance to discover and explore with Science + You.… read more
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Discover the Inner Workings of Plants & Animals

when: Mar 12, 2014 - Jan 4 at Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.)

where: Museum Campus, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $13-$31 for museum passes

ages: All ages

the scoop:

How do living things move, thrive and discover? Find out the exhibit “The Machine Inside: Biomechanics.”… read more

Come for the Turkey Leg, Stay for the Jousting

when: Jul 5, 2014 - Sep 1

where: 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, Wi

cost: $23.95 adult; $11.50 child 5-12; free for children 4 & younger; $125 for a season pass

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Calling all lords and ladies: If you love to party like it’s 1499, this is… read more
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Travel to the Year 2096

when: May 16, 2014 - Dec 31 at showtimes daily; check website for details

where: Museum Campus, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in the Adler’s All Access Pass, available for purchase on-site: $29.95 for adults, $27.95 for seniors/students with ID & $24.95 for children (ages 3-11)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The year is 2096 and space tourism is available to everyone. Including you! Blast off… read more
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Be Dazzled by Daredevils at Cirque Shanghai: Warriors

when: May 21, 2014 - Sep 1 at showtimes vary; check website for details

where: Navy Pier, Navy Pier Skyline Stage, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $19.50-$39.50 for adults; $15.50 for children ages 3-10

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Get ready for oohs and aahs. This show will impress daredevils of all ages with thrilling… read more
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Touch a Stingray

when: May 23, 2014 - Sep 1 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Add-on $5/non-members; $3/members; included in the Total Experience Pass (adult/$39.95 per adult; child ages 3-11/$30.95); free for children 0-2

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Are they soft, fluffy or rough? You’ll find out what a stingray feels like during a… read more
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The Exhibit That Brings Extinction to Light

when: Mar 22, 2014 - Dec 31 at Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $9/adults; $6/children 3-12; free for children under 3

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Introduce the kids to the concept of species loss at Nature’s Struggle: Survival & Extinction. The… read more
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The Exhibit That Brings Extinction to Light

when: Mar 22, 2014 - Dec 31 at Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $9/adults; $6/children 3-12; free for children under 3

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Introduce the kids to the concept of species loss at Nature’s Struggle: Survival & Extinction. The… read more
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Howdy, Partner! The Wild West Is Back

when: May 24, 2014 - Aug 23 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Donley's Wild West Town, 8512 S. Union Rd., Union, Il

cost: $16/person; children under 2 are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Ride, shoot, and take a trip back in time at Donley’s Wild West Town. This cowboy… read more
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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Horse?!

when: Aug 20 at Sat. 6-8 p.m.; Wed. & Sun. 1-3 p.m.

where: Tempel Farms , 17000 W Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek, Il

cost: in advance $25/adults, $20/active military/veterans, & $15/children under 15; at the gate $30/adults & $20/children and active military/veterans

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Unicorns may not be real, but you might start questioning that after you see the… read more
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A Musical Adventure Up North

when: every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. to noon

where: Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork Dr., Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, Illinois

cost: $15 drop-in/4 pack for $50

ages: 0-3

the scoop:

Join singer/songwriter Lindsey Smithwick for Bee-Boppers music in Lake Forest. She plays songs that will get… read more
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Get Bendy with Parent & Toddler Yoga

when: Aug 20 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Lincoln Park , Nature Boardwalk Peoples Gas Education Pavilion at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark St., Chicago, Il

cost: $20/child (see website for pass info)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Explore the zoo with your child in a whole new way with Parent & Toddler… read more
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Soar in a Hot Air Balloon & Descend in a Submarine

when: Mar 20, 2014 - Sep 1 at 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Hyde Park, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Not included in general museum entry; must buy a Museum Explorer package ($18-$27)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Plunge into the world’s eco-zones — Polar Regions, Oceans, Rain Forests, Mountains and Caves and… read more
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Explore and Get Funky with Jazzin’ at the Shedd

when: every Wednesday at 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium , 1200 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $18/adult; $16/child

the scoop:

This summer, kick back and relax with Jazzin’ at the Shedd. Bring the family and… read more
biomechanics

Discover the Inner Workings of Plants & Animals

when: Mar 12, 2014 - Jan 4 at Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.)

where: Museum Campus, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $13-$31 for museum passes

ages: All ages

the scoop:

How do living things move, thrive and discover? Find out the exhibit “The Machine Inside: Biomechanics.”… read more
Boy Playing Miniature Golf

Traveling Mini Golf Offers Fun All Summer Long

when: Aug 19 - Sep 1 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Lakeview , Blaine Elementary School, 1420 W. Grace St., Chicago, Il

cost: $8/person; $5 for second round; $15 play-all-day pass

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Mini golf is awesome, but it usually involves driving out of the city to a… read more

Come for the Turkey Leg, Stay for the Jousting

when: Jul 5, 2014 - Sep 1

where: 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, Wi

cost: $23.95 adult; $11.50 child 5-12; free for children 4 & younger; $125 for a season pass

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Calling all lords and ladies: If you love to party like it’s 1499, this is… read more
experiment

Explore the Magic of Science

when: Aug 5, 2014 - Nov 2 at Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. June – August); Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.

where: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, Il

cost: $11/person; free for children under 1

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Your little scientists will get the chance to discover and explore with Science + You.… read more
adler-destination-solar

Travel to the Year 2096

when: May 16, 2014 - Dec 31 at showtimes daily; check website for details

where: Museum Campus, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in the Adler’s All Access Pass, available for purchase on-site: $29.95 for adults, $27.95 for seniors/students with ID & $24.95 for children (ages 3-11)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The year is 2096 and space tourism is available to everyone. Including you! Blast off… read more

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