A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Family Fun April 23-24 Happy Earth Day!}

Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Family Fun April 23-24 Happy Earth Day!}

Thursday, April 21, 2022


Chicago Suburbs Family Fun April 23-24 - Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day is here and there are plenty of fun events to celebrate this weekend! Check out my picks for fun this weekend in the Chicago suburbs including Earth Day Fun and more:


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 23

April 23 Techny Prairie Activity Center Open House, Northbrook, 8AM-1PM, free classes, kids activities and more, vendors

April 23 Earth Day: A Party for the Planet, Brookfield Zoo, 9AM-2PM, showcasing ways to make the Earth better for our wildlife; electronics, textiles and book recycling event; tickets or membership required for zoo entrance, recycling drop off is free

April 23 Earth Day Kite Fly, Prairie Point Community Park, Oswego, 10AM-4PM, bring your own kite to fly or watch the pros, demos, free

April 23-24 Artistry in Wood, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM, $5 parking, view and purchase incredible wood art crafted by local artisans

April 23-24 Make Mother's Day Glass Pendants, Patterson Glass, Mundelein, 10AM-2PM, $35, reservation preferred

April 23 Spring Planting on the Farm, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 10AM-4PM, see how families prepared to plant for the season in the late 1800's, maybe you will even plant some seeds, house tours start each hour, suggested donation $5

April 23 Museum Campus Exploration Day, Isle a la Cache, Romeoville, 10AM-4PM, peek inside the traders cabin or longhouse, free

April 23 Earth Day Nature Play, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 12PM-3PM, Earth friendly family activities in the nature play area, free 

April 23 Earth Day at Adler Arts Center, Highland Park, 2PM-4:30PM, learn about foraging, monarch butterflies, litter clean up, join a community Pow Wow, see upcycled art and more, free but must register

Sunday,  April 24

April 24 Emily Oaks Earth Day Celebration, Skokie, Emily Oaks Nature Center, 12PM-4PM, learn about trees, connections throughout Earth, native plants and Earth friendly foods for sale

April 24 Naperville Earth Day, Fort Hill, Naperville, 1PM-4PM, kids activities, eco-friendly vendors, learn about planting natives, learn earth friendly practices, free

April 24 Wildflower Walk, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, learn about woodland wildflowers on a casual walk, must register

April 24 Earth Day at Wheeling Town Center, 2PM-4PM, Earth Day crafts, giveaways and more, free, please register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-celebration-tickets-322471640357, I will be there leading crafts and giving away nesting balls!

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