A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {PEEPS, Earth Day, Easter Egg Hunts and a Viking Ship}

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {PEEPS, Earth Day, Easter Egg Hunts and a Viking Ship}

PEEPS quilt from the International PEEPS Art Competition

PEEPS, Earth Day and Easter Fun!

We are gearing up for the weekend in this house! There is plenty of Easter and Earth Day fun to be had! The weather also looks like it is going to be GREAT, so check out my Chicago Suburbs Hiking List! There are range of trails for every hiker and I have hiked them all.

  • March 23 - June 2 Simply Spring: The Butterfly Exhibit at Nicholas Conservatory, Rockford, go early as space is limited, adults $6 (Resident), $8 (Non-Resident), senior $4 (Resident), $6 (Non-Resident), Veterans $4 (Resident), $6 (Non-Resident), ages 5-17 $4 (Resident), $6 (Non-Resident). ages 3-4 $2 (Resident), $3 (Non-Resident), ages 2 and under free ($4 admission on Tropical Tuesdays), enjoy butterflies flying around in a tropical setting without leaving the Midwest!
  • April Trash to Treasure at Morton Arboretum, 11AM-4PM, Children's Garden, hands-on activities to learn about recycling, free with admission, Adults ages 18–64, $15 ($10 Wednesdays*), Seniors 65, +$13 ($9 Wednesdays*), Children ages 2–17, $10 ($7 Wednesdays*), Children 1 and younger are free
  • April 11-28 10th Annual PEEPS Art Competition, Racine Art Museum, Racine, $7 per adult, kids under 12 free with adult, $5 seniors, $5 teens, closed Mondays & Easter, 10AM-5PM Tues-Sat, 12PM-5PM Sun.
Friday, April 19:

Saturday April 20:
  • April 20 Easter Egg Hunt, Hoffman Estates, at 3 times at 3 different parks, 8:15AM, 9:30AM, 10:45AM, free, bring a basket
  • April 20 Naperville Jaycee's Easter Egg Hunt, Frontier Park, 9AM, for ages 1-8, free, accepting donations of nonperishable food items (no glass), hunt goes fast
  • April 20 Easter Bunny Photos, Egg Hunt and Doggie Eggstravaganza, Elmurst, Wilder Park, Egg Hunt at 10AM sharp, 9AM-12PM, Doggie Eggstravaganza 10:30AM, free
  • April 20 Earth Day, Tyne Center, Glenview, 10AM-2PM, nature walks, exhibits, activities and more, free
  • April 20 Easter Eggstravaganza, Prairie Lakes, Des Plaines, 10AM-12PM, decorate baskets and fill them with goodies, free, egg hunt for little ones but MUST register, pancake breakfast 9AM-11AM $8 but do not need to register
  • April 20 Bunny Bash, Rylko Park, Buffalo Grove, 10AM-11:30AM, face painting, games, pictures with the bunny, EGGscellent, bring your baskets and more, free
  • April 20 Earth Day Nature Play, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 12PM-3PM, special family fun nature activities for Earth Day, free
  • April 20 Easter Bunny at Jelly Belly, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 1PM-3PM, Easter bunny photos ($20), balloon artist, face painting and more, special tours 9AM-12PM
  • April 20 Viking Ship Tours, Geneva, 1PM-4PM, tour the Viking Ship that was a gift for the World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, $5 per adult, $3 for teens, children are free
  • April 20 Horsin' Around Day Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt, Danada Equestrian Center, Wheaton, 12PM-4PM, family activities, meet the horses of Danada, egg hunt at 1PM and 2:30PM, tractor hayrides at 3PM ($5 pp, under 5 ride free), free
Sunday, April 21:
  • April 21 Pioneer Living, Sandridge Nature Center, South Holland, 10AM-3PM, learn about pioneers by exploring recreated log cabins, free
  • April 21 Spring Has Sprung Family Drop In, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 11AM-2PM, stop in and explore nature, free

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