Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Happy New Year's!}



Fun activity ideas for the upcoming New Year's weekend!
Ongoing:
  • November 18 - January 2 Illumination at Morton Arboretum, a light show in the trees, interactive displays and more, check website for more description on prices and times, purchase tickets in advance
  • November 25-December 30 Festival of Lights Cosley Zoo Wheaton; 3PM-9PM, 20,000 twinkling lights transform the zoo with displays; Christmas tree sale as well; free; closed Christmas Eve and Christmas
  • Now - December 31 Age of the Dinosaurs Exhibit, Northbrook Court Mall, Northbrook, lifelike moving and roaring exhibits, hands-on fun, $6 pp, purchase tickets on Eventbrite, check times
  • November 25-January 2 Wonderland Express, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Ticket Price Member/Nonmember: Adults:  $11/$13 Seniors 62+: $8/$10 Children 3 - 12: $8/$10 Children 2 and under are free. Tuesdays are half-price  Half-price Tuesdays are sponsored by Grainger. Parking $25. Check website for more info, closed dates, buying tickets and more
Thursday, December 29:
  • Road Trip: December 29 Not So Frosty Fest, Kenosha Public Museum, 1PM-4PM, grab your Hawaiian shirt for a heat wave at the museum, erupt a volcano, dissect a flower, learn about coral reefs and more, free
  • December 29 "Bone" Appetit at Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest:  at 1PM, see naturalist feed outdoor resident animals and learn about them; afterwards check out the museum.
  • December 29 Winter Break Nature Drop-In Days at River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook: 1PM; kids will explore something new each day.
  • December 29 Family Theater -- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Barrington Area Library: 2PM, drop in but those with Barrington Area Library cards given preference.
Friday, December 30:
Saturday, December 31:
  • December 31 Itsy Bitsy New Year's Eve Countdown, The Sport Center, Schaumburg, 10AM-12PM, inflatables, ride on toys, activities, balloon drop, preregister $10/$15 per family, $15/$20 day off
  • December 31 Happy Noon Year's Eve Party, Glenview, 10:30AM-12PM, $10 per child, ages 3-9, face painting, bouncy house, balloon drop and more, must register
  • December 31 Winter Walk, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, free
  • December 31 New Year's Eve Skate, Orbit, Palatine, young families 12PM-4PM, all ages 6PM-10PM, balloon drops, pizza buffet, glow stuff, young families $15 pp advanced and $20 at door -- 3 and under free, all ages time $20 pp and $25 at door 
  • December 31 Family New Year's Eve Party, The Pavilion, Elk Grove Village, 3PM-6PM, carousel rides, jumps 'n jiggles, swimming, ice cream sundaes and more, $6 if you purchase tickets at The Pavilion by 12/30/16, $12 12/31/16
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