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Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove: Winter Walk-ins for fun craft activities, take a spin about the museum as well. Crafts are from 1:00PM-3:00PM on the following dates:
December 21 Beaded Snowflake, December 22 Make Your Own Soup Mix, December 23 Pinecone Birdfeeder, December 24 Weave A Bookmark, December 28 Cornhusk Doll, December 29 Hot Chocolate Mix, December 30 Squawking Chicken, December 31 Party Horn
Camp Reinberg Palatine: Winter Breakout Adventures 12PM-4PM, crafts using wood, learning about winter bird migration, tracking, campfire and s'mores and more, December 21&22, all activities offered on each day dependent on weather
Indian Trail Public Library: Smarty Pants Balloon Show December 22; See a Juggler! Be a Juggler! December 29
Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington: Winter Solstice Celebration December 22 at 7PM, learn about the solstice and enjoy a warm drink around a campfire. Register--Call Crabtree at 847-381-6592
Barrington Area Library Kids Section: There is a lot to explore in the library's kids area like a huge light bright, pretend marketplace, puppet show area, duplo room, technology play and more. There is a drop in art project December 23 & 29 10AM-11:30AM--mess makers welcome! Check website for hours.
Glen Town Center: Winter Tales a Puppet Show December 30, 11AM-11:45AM, space limited must register
Frozemont at Rosemont: Free Ice Skating--admission free, skate rentals $8, there is also tubing for $3
Wildwood Nature Center Park Ridge: Animal Feedings Wednesdays & Saturdays 10:30AM & 3:30PM.
The Grove in Glenview: The weather has been mild so far this winter, so you may like a walk at The Grove. The Interpretive Center is fun for the kids--especially the turtles! There are exhibits to check out and usually an activity or craft. Check website for hours.
Red Oak Nature Center in Batavia: Red Oak Nature Center has a really nice set of exhibits for kids. Additionally, the preserve is set on the Fox River so there are nice views without necessarily walking too far. There is also a small cave nearby that kids get a kick out of! Check website for times.