A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs April 22-23, 2023}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs April 22-23, 2023}

Thursday, April 20, 2023


The weekend is on its way and this is a special one -- we celebrate our Earth! There are plenty of great Earth Day events this weekend but even if you don't make it to one, spend some time appreciating the magic nature has created!


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, closed Sundays and Mondays

Spring is for hiking! Check out my Chicago Suburban Hiking Recommendations for ideas.

Saturday, April 22

April 22 Earth Day: A Party for the Planet, Brookfield Zoo, 9AM-2PM,  will showcase steps to make a difference for animals around the globe, drop off of items such as textiles and used books for recycling, see website for list, normal admission rates apply for zoo entry

April 22 Earth Day at Keay Nature Center, Wilmette, 10AM-12PM, explore the trails, go on a scavenger hunt, craft a bird feeder, free

April 22 Celebrate Earth Day Activities, Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest, 10AM-12PM, build a bird feeder, plant a tree, pick up litter, make recycled art and more, free

April 22-23 Artistry in Wood Woodcarving Show, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM, see art from Midwest's finest woodcarvers and even purchase some, $5 parking

April 22-23  Make Glass Pendants, Patterson Glass, Mundelein, 10AM-2PM, $40, please reserve space

April 22 - 23 Spring Planting on the Farm Tour, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 10AM-4PM, tour the farmhouse and see how the farmers began spring planting on the farm, tours leave on the hour, $5 suggested donation

April 22 Exhibit Unveiling - Tree-mendous: The Trees of Lords Park, Elgin Public Museum, 12PM-4PM, learn the importance of trees to Lords Park, see how trees around your house have changed, spread wildflower seeds for Earth Day, $3 adults, $2 kids 3-12 and seniors, under 3 free, free for members

April 22 Earth Day Celebration, Prairieview Nature Center, Crystal Lake, 12PM-4PM, guided hikes, bird migration tag, decorate a reusable bag, plant seeds, and more

April 22 Earth Day Celebration, Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 1PM-4PM, family friendly activities, giveaways, presentations, local earth friendly vendors and more

Sunday, April 23

April 23 Earth Day Party, Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg, 12PM-4PM, craft birdhouses, learn about composting, go on a wagon ride, make seed bombs, learn about sustainable living on the farm, and more, $3 pp, $12 per family, ages 2 and younger free

April 23 Earth Day Celebration, Emily Oaks Nature Center, Skokie, 12PM-4PM, engaging activities along the trails, experience the perspective of animals and more, free

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