A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs March 4-5, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs March 4-5, 2023}

Thursday, March 2, 2023

 Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs March 4-5, 2023

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs March 4-5, 2023

The weekend is almost here and maple sugaring events have started! Here are my picks for weekend fun:


Ongoing - March 19 Into the Woods at Paramount Theatre in Aurora, check website for times and ticket prices

February 11 - March 26 The Orchid Show: Magnified, Chicago Botanic Garden, enjoy an incredible floral infusion inside Chicago Botanic Garden's greenhouses during the Orchid Show, the show features over 10000 orchid blooms and guests will step inside an orchid, a night show is available on certain nights, see website for ticketing information

February 4-December 23 Viking's Voyage, Geneva History Museum, learn about the history of the replica Viking ship in Geneva which started as an attraction at the World's Columbian Exhibition in 1893, $5 per adult, $2 kids and seniors, free for members

Saturday, March 4

March 4 Maple Syrup Harvest, The Preserve of Highland Park, 10AM-12:30PM,  take a short hike to learn how to identify the right tree, how to tap, and more, $12 pp, two time slots, must register, ages 6 and up 

March 4-5 Paleo Fest, Burpee Museum, Rockford, special exhibits and experiences, see online, register via eventbrite

March 4 Dino Day, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, Oak Brook, 10AM-4PM, touch real fossils, put together 3-D puzzles of dinosaurs, living history interpretation of Mary Anning, the first female fossilist and more, $5 admission per child, regular admission adults and seniors, registration for certain activities

March 4,5,6 Festival of the Sugar Maples, Coral Woods, Marengo, 10AM-3PM, learn how maple syrup has been made throughout the years with real outdoor demos, registration is required

March 4-5 Make Glass Shamrocks or Flowers, Patterson Glass, Mundelein, 10AM-4PM, $40, please reserve space

March 4-5 Sap's Rising, River Trails Nature Center, Northbrook, 10:30AM and 1:30PM, walk in the sugar maple forest to learn how maple syrup is made, free but must register 847-824-8360

March 4-5 Maple Sugaring Days, Creekbend Nature Center, St. Charles, 12PM-3PM, learn the folklore of the sugar bush, see how syrup is made, free but there are treats for purchase

March 4 Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade, 12PM

March 4-5 Maple Syrup Hike, Ryerson, Riverwoods, 12pm-2pm, various times to register for, must register, $6 pp, learn how maple syrup is made

March 4-5 Maple Sugaring, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1PM-4PM, discover how sap becomes suet using tools from the 1890s, $5 suggested donation

Sunday, March 5

March 5 Guided Nature Walk, The Grove, Glenview, 9AM-10:30AM, look for signs of early spring, look for feathered friends that visit in early spring, kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

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