A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup: 18 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs August 20-23, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Weekend Windup: 18 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs August 20-23, 2020

 

Weekend Windup: 18 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs August 20-23, 2020


18 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs August 20-23, 2020

Another summer weekend is ahead! Enjoy these glorious days! Looking for an adventure? Here are 18 of my picks for this weekend. They included both in person and virtual events. Take a peek at the fun going on here in the Chicago suburbs:

Ongoing:

  • Ongoing through September 20 Butterflies and Blooms, Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-5PM, reserve timed entry with Chicago Botanic Garden, tickets for event will be at a ticket booth in the garden, Adults: $8, Seniors: $7, Children (3–12 yrs): $6 Children (2 and under): Free, Members receive $1 off each price Garden Plus members are free on Wednesdays, parking is $30 per car (free for members); social distancing measures are being practiced, masks are required in the Butterfly Enclosure

    Ongoing through August 31: Ongoing through August 31: Wilmette History Mystery Tour: https://www.wilmettehistory.org/ Download clues or visit the museum for a booklet and solve a mystery! The museum is open Sunday-Thursday 1PM-4:30PM; those under 13 that solve the mystery qualify for a free Lou Malnati's personal pizza.

    Ongoing Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Outdoor Tours; it is preferred that you order tickets online: https://flwright.org/

    August 1 through September 1:Elmhurst Clue Game, download game and travel around Elmhurst looking for clues, use your deductive reasoning to determine the suspect, object and location, free, those with correct answers will win a museum swag bag!

    Ongoing - third Saturday in September, Butterfly House, Peck Farm, Geneva, must wear a mask, social distancing protocols in use and must be honored, $2 per person, $5 per person, Monday - Saturday 10AM-4PM; Sunday 12PM-4PM

    Ongoing through October 11 Model Railroad: Landmarks of America at Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-5PM daily, enjoy trains as they travel through vignettes of iconic spots in America, the display incorporates a fantastic number of plants within the scenes, please reserve timed entry for the gardens, parking $30 per car on weekends (free for members), there are separate admission fees for the railroad garden.

ROAD TRIP IDEA: Enjoy a peaceful saunter through Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford. Timed entry must be reserved. $11 per adult, $10 seniors, $9 children and under 5 are free. Hours are currently 10AM-5PM but you must reserve entry. Please also check COVID precautions.


Thursday, August 20:
Saturday, August 22:

  • August 22 Nature Walks at Fullersburg Woods; 45 minute walks starting on the hour at 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1PM and 2PM, $2 per person, must wear a mask and maintain 6 foot distances from others, those under 18 must be accompanied by and adult, registration not required

  • August 22 Honey Harvest Demo, Heller Nature Center, 9AM-10:30AM, observe how honey is harvested, $15 pp, must register, ages 8-adult, child must be registered with paying adult

  • August 22 Hummingbird Sit, Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, LeMont 10AM, enjoy learning about hummingbirds from a naturalist as you view them, learn how to attract them to your yard, free but you must register

  • August 22 & 23 Wine and Art Walk, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, 10AM-5PM, MUST purchase tickets in advance online, timed entry, $15 per adult, $13 per senior, $10 per child, discount for members, please website for more details and COVID precautions

  • August 22 Nature Scavenger Hunt, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, self guided, 10AM-3PM, pick up materials at the Welcome Tent, free

  • August 22 & 23 Evanston Art Walk, 10AM-6PM, free but you must register for timed entry, $10 VIP option, please head to website for current recommendations to keep safe

Sunday, August 23:
  • August 23 Cantigny Scavenger Hunt, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 12PM-8PM, scan QR code for clues at Visitor Center or First Division Museum parking lot, prizes awarded 12PM-3PM, $5 parking per car
  • August 23  Hummingbird Sit, Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, LeMont 1PM, enjoy learning about hummingbirds from a naturalist as you view them, learn how to attract them to your yard, free but you must register

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