Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {GPS Scavenger Hunt, Glass Making, WWI Reenactment, Escape Room and More}

Working with hot glass at Patterson Glassworks

GPS Scavenger Hunt, Glass Making, WWI Reenactment, Escape Room and More Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs April 5-7, 2019:

The weekend is almost here! Looking ahead, there are some great family fun opportunities here in the Chicago suburbs. My picks for this weekend:
Ongoing
  • January 26-April 7 Chagall for Children, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 14 interactive exhibits encouraging you to insert yourself into Chagall's work, there are special sensory-friendly hours, the exhibit is free and great for kids ages 2-12, take a peek: https://www.alittletimeandakeyboard.com/2019/01/chagall-for-children.html
  • 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!
Friday, April 5
  • March 5-7  Make a Glass Egg, Patterson Glass, Mundelein, 10AM-4PM, $65 small egg, $95 large egg
Saturday, April 6:
Sunday, April 7:
  • April 7 Barrington Family Expo, Barrington HS, 11AM-3PM, hands-on activities, therapy horses, superhero photos and more, free
  • April 7 GPS Scavenger Hunt, River Trail Nature Center, 12PM-2PM, free, borrow a GPS or bring your own, supplies limited
  • April 7 Escape (Room) from Trailside, Trailside, River Forest, 1PM, use clues to escape Trailside, must register
  • April 7 Prime Real Estate, Crabtree, Barrington, 1PM, learn about why cavity nesting and materials are provided for birds, see if you can see a tree swallow, free
  • April 7 Naperville Plays! Features Sheep Sunday, Naper Settlement, 1PM-4PM, sheepherding demos, hands-on crafts, storytelling and more, $12/Adult, $10/Senior (62+), $8/Youth (4-12). Naperville residents free with proof of residency, members of  DuPage Children's Museum are free
  • April 7 Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, Lake County Community College, 3PM-5PM, explore ocean depths to learn about marine organisms from years ago and some alive today, actors, tech, puppets, science and imagination create an amazing experience

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