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Scottish Festival and Highland Games

when: Jun 15, 2013 at 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

where: Hamilton Lakes, I-290 and Thorndale Ave., Itasca, IL

cost: Children under 2 are free; children ages 3-12 are $5; adults are $20

ages: All ages

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Is your child a fan of Disney’s Brave? Make like Merida at this annual festival featuring live Celtic music, knobbly knees contests, bagpiping and Highland Dance competitions, haggis eating, and hurling. Also, watch professionals in the Heavy Athletics U.S. Open Championship do the Caber Toss (flipping a 20-foot, 140-pound tree trunk), the 22-pound Hammer Throw, the Sheaf Toss (flipping a bale of hay over a high bar) and the Clachnert (throwing a 16-pound river stone).

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Wednesday, April 16

Kids Weekend Events 8

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
School Kids

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

when: Oct 16, 2013 - May 4

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

cost: Entry is not included in the museum’s general admission and requires an additional timed-entry ticket, which is $9 for adults and seniors and $7 for children 3-11

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Mouse around at the newest exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, which whisks… read more
kids-happy-8

Build Pyramids & Construct Your Own Acropolis

when: Nov 16, 2013 - Apr 16 at Mon., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.

where: Naperville, DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Il

cost: Included in museum admission of $11/person; free for museum members

ages: 0-10

the scoop:

Investigate epic feats of engineering and explore colossal cultures of the past at DuPage Children’s… read more
forts

Build Your Dream Fort

when: Jan 24, 2014 - Apr 20 at Fri.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

where: Navy Pier, Chicago Children's Museum, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in museum admission of $14; children 1 and younger are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

What kid hasn’t built their own little hideaway? Super-size the favorite pastime at the new… read more
earth-explorers

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
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
chicks-exhibit

Get Crackin! Watch Chicks Hatch

when: Mar 18, 2014 - Jun 16 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; those under 12 months are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The cute factor is high at the exhibit “Eggs to Chicks.” Gain an understanding of… read more
adler-exterior

Soak Up Sunshine at Adler Planetarium

when: Mar 22, 2014 - Apr 27 at Museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

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

ages: All ages

the scoop:

In honor of spring break, the Planetarium is planning something out of this world. As… read more
Kids Weekend Events 8

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
School Kids

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

when: Oct 16, 2013 - May 4

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

cost: Entry is not included in the museum’s general admission and requires an additional timed-entry ticket, which is $9 for adults and seniors and $7 for children 3-11

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Mouse around at the newest exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, which whisks… read more
forts

Build Your Dream Fort

when: Jan 24, 2014 - Apr 20 at Fri.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

where: Navy Pier, Chicago Children's Museum, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in museum admission of $14; children 1 and younger are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

What kid hasn’t built their own little hideaway? Super-size the favorite pastime at the new… read more
kohl-japan

Travel to Japan in Glenview

when: Feb 1, 2014 - Jul 14 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: $9.50 adults and children; free for children under 1

ages: 0-8

the scoop:

Celebrate the beautiful outdoors through the lens of the Far East at “Japan and Nature:… read more
schoolhouse-rock

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

when: Apr 17 at 10 a.m.

where: Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, Il

cost: $15

ages: 5 & up

the scoop:

Conjunction Junction, what’s your function? Find out the answer at the beloved musical that teaches… read more
earth-explorers

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
bucktown-music

Musical Playdate Storytime

when: Apr 17 at 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

where: Bucktown, Bucktown Music, 1890 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $10 per family, $15 per nanny-share (2 families)

ages: 0-5

the scoop:

Make some noise! Explore Kindermusik books and rhymes, along with a few songs, dances 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
chicks-exhibit

Get Crackin! Watch Chicks Hatch

when: Mar 18, 2014 - Jun 16 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; those under 12 months are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The cute factor is high at the exhibit “Eggs to Chicks.” Gain an understanding of… read more
adler-exterior

Soak Up Sunshine at Adler Planetarium

when: Mar 22, 2014 - Apr 27 at Museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

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

ages: All ages

the scoop:

In honor of spring break, the Planetarium is planning something out of this world. As… read more
School Kids

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

when: Oct 16, 2013 - May 4

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

cost: Entry is not included in the museum’s general admission and requires an additional timed-entry ticket, which is $9 for adults and seniors and $7 for children 3-11

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Mouse around at the newest exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, which whisks… read more
forts

Build Your Dream Fort

when: Jan 24, 2014 - Apr 20 at Fri.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

where: Navy Pier, Chicago Children's Museum, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in museum admission of $14; children 1 and younger are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

What kid hasn’t built their own little hideaway? Super-size the favorite pastime at the new… read more
kohl-japan

Travel to Japan in Glenview

when: Feb 1, 2014 - Jul 14 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: $9.50 adults and children; free for children under 1

ages: 0-8

the scoop:

Celebrate the beautiful outdoors through the lens of the Far East at “Japan and Nature:… read more
schoolhouse-rock

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

when: Apr 17 at 10 a.m.

where: Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, Il

cost: $15

ages: 5 & up

the scoop:

Conjunction Junction, what’s your function? Find out the answer at the beloved musical that teaches… read more
earth-explorers

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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