A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {Earth Day, Science, Easter, Art and More}

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Earth Day, Science, Easter, Art and More}

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Earth Day, Easter and more Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs

Earth Day, Easter and more Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs

Spring is here which means so many of our favorite spring events are happening! Here are my picks for this weekend in the Chicago suburbs:

  • March 18-April 13 Barrington Shoppers Egg Hunt -- find eggs hidden throughout Barrington
  • 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
Friday, April 12:
  • April 12-14  Make a Glass Egg, Patterson Glass, Mundelein, 10AM-4PM, $65 small egg, $95 large egg
Saturday, April 13:
  • April 13 Earth and Arbor Day Event, Village Green, Northbrook, 9AM-12PM, Earth-friendly products, children's activities, recycling drop off, shredding and more, free
  • April 13-14 Northern Illinois Lego Train Show, Mount Prospect Public Library
  • April 13-14 Easter Egg Hunt Open House, Cantigny, 10AM-4PM, Easter egg hunt available throughout day, activities, food trucks, get map at parking booth, bring a basket or make one for $3, $5 parking
  • April 13 Hound Easter Egg Hunt, Town Square, Palatine, 10AM, must register by 4PM on 4/12
  • April 13 Community Egg Hunt, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 10AM-12:45PM, families with kids ages 10 and under are invited to an egg hunt on the grounds, enjoy the museum and scavenger hunt after, $5 per person, please register online, 2 times available
  • April 13 Easter Egg Hunt, Long Grove, 10:30AM-12PM, jelly bean scavenger hunt after 11:30AM-4:30PM, bring a basket, other activities, DJ, petting zoo
  • April 13 123 Andreas Family Fiesta and Book Festival, AHML, 1PM-3PM, celebrate the day of the child with the music of 123 Andreas, activities and refreshments, free
  • April 13-14 Unearth Science Festival, Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-4PM, featuring over 40 hands on experiences, talk by Tom Skilling, some experiences are workshops that you must register for, see previous post: https://www.alittletimeandakeyboard.com/2019/03/unearth-science-festival.html
  • April 13-14 Fox River Arts Ramble, self-guided, two day arts tour from Aurora to Elgin
  • April 13 Radio Telemetry, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, learn how and why radio telemetry is used to track, try some equipment, free
  • April 13 Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, River Bend Community Park, 2PM, $7 registration permitted onsite, dogs must have vaccinations and current tags
Sunday, April 14:
  • April 14 Great Midwest Train Show, DuPage County Fair Grounds, 9AM-3PM, $7 adults, kids 12 and under free, model train displays, lego layout, HO layout for kids to operate and more
  • April 14 Springtime on the Farm, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 12PM-4PM, $4 pp, $16 per family, kids three and under are free
  • April 14 Birds of Prey Series, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, learn about characteristics that help birds of prey survive, some raptors will visit, free

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