A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup: Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 29-31, 2021

Weekend Windup: Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 29-31, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021

 Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs May 29-31, 2021

Another wonderful weekend is ahead! Here are my picks for fun this weekend:


Dunn Museum in Libertyville is back open, please reserve timed ticket, learn about the history and natural history of Lake County, enjoy special exhibits as well, admission fee

Ongoing Naper Settlement is back open to the public Tuesdays - Saturdays 10AM-4PM,, Sundays 1PM-4PM, adults $10 pp, seniors 62+  $8, kids ages 4-12 $7, Naperville residents (with proof of residency), children under 4 and Naper Settlement Members are free, must register ahead. Also, visit the new Answering the Call: Naperville at  War exhibit focusing on WWII.

Through June 6 Simply Spring Butterfly Exhibit, Nicholas Conservatory, Rockford, enjoy viewing live butterflies flying in the conservatory and learn about their life cycle, $9 per adult, $7per child or senior, must pre-register

May 8 - October 10 Model Railroad Garden open at Chicago Botanic Garden, Adults: $8, Seniors: $7, Children (3 – 12): $6 Children (2 and under): Free Members receive $1 off each price Garden Plus members get in free on Wednesdays, tickets are at ticket booth in front of exhibit and have timed entry, must also reserve time to visit gardens and purchase parking online, parking: $25 per weekday, $30 on weekends

May 22 - September 18 Butterfly House at Peck Farm in Geneva is open Monday - Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 12PM-5PM, suggested donation $2 pp or $6 per family, masks and social distancing required.

May 14 - August 29 To the Moon Snoopy Soars with NASA, Elmhurst History Museum, learn how Snoopy was part of NASA's Manned Flight Awareness safety program, learn about the Apollo program and more, free, timed entry required

May 31 - September 6 Butterflies and Blooms, Chicago Botanic Gardens, 10AM-5PM, $25 parking during the week, $30 on weekends, tickets adults $8, seniors $7, children (3-12) $6, children 2 and under free, members $1 off, garden plus members free on Wednesdays, 10 visit pas $50 per members, $60 non members, must reserve timed-entry to garden, tickets for exhibit are at booth

Saturday, May 29

May 29, 30 & 31 Children's Story Trail and Craft -- Kite Flying, Trailside, River Forest, 9AM-4PM, enjoy a story walk and pick up materials to craft a kite at home inside the nature museum

May 29 & 30 Barrington Art Festival, Barrington, 10AM-5PM, free but register for times, meet artists, purchase art, art activities

May 29, 30 & 31 The Progressive Farm: A Barnyard Tour, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, learn about farming towards the end of the 19th century, costumed interpreter, free but tours are limited to 10 people, those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, masks and social distancing required 

Sunday, May 30

May 30 Who Lives Under this Log?, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, learn about invertebrates, fungi and plants that call rotting logs home, free but must register, must wear masks and distance

May 30 Dundee Memorial Day Parade, 2PM-4PM, free

Monday, May 31

May 31 Memorial Day Parade, Naperville, 9AM

Also, don't forget to check out my Chicago Suburbs Hiking List for new adventures!

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