A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs April 2-3, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs April 2-3, 2022}

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs April 2-3, 2022

The weekend is almost here! Here are my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:


February 5 - May 29 Houses of Tomorrow: Solar Homes from Keck to Today, Elmhurst Art Museum, Keck's Glass House of Tomorrow designed for the 1933 World's Fair was the first in the USA and groundbreaking in terms of solar energy, learn about his designs and others taking into account sustainable practices, advanced ticket purchase required, $15 per adult, $12 per senior, kids are free 

March 12 - May 29 Secret Life of Butterflies at Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford, experience butterflies flying around the conservatory, watch them emerge from cocoons, see website for ticketing info

Fermilab Natural Areas in Batavia are back open! The natural areas -- which are home to a herd of bison -- have reopened to the public. See website for details on admittance.

Saturday, April 2

April 2 Family Easter Egg Hunt, Camp Big Timber, Elgin, 9AM and 9:30AM, $10 per child, must register

April 2 Evanston Made 1st Saturday, art-inspired events and open studios throughout Evanston, Earth inspired crafts, see website for more details

April 2-3 Make Your Own Glass Egg, Patterson Glass, Mundelein, 10AM-2PM, $65 small, $95 large, appointments strongly suggested

April 2 Park Quest, Palatine Parks, 10AM-1PM, test your knowledge of Palatine parks on this quest, $25 per group, must register

April 2-3 Spring Planting on the Farm, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago 10AM-4PM

April 2 Beekeeping Show and Tell, Elgin Public Museum,12PM, general admission applies

April 2 Animal Tricksters, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, see how animals use mimicry, camouflage and more to "play tricks", free but must register 

Sunday, April 3

April 3 Meet a Beekeeper, Plum Creek Nature Center,  Beecher, 12:30PM-2:30PM, learn more about beekeeping from a beekeeper, free

 April 3 GPS Scavenger Hunt, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 11AM, 12:30PM and 2PM, enjoy a technology-based scavenger hunt, must register

April 3 Willowbrook Happy Hour, Glen Ellyn, 4PM-5PM, learn about the preserve's animal ambassadors as they enjoy dinner time, $5 pp, must register

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