Photo courtesy of Cantigny Park,Wheaton
avor the change of seasons, get the family together and take a moment to welcome spring. Here are some family-friendly ideas to celebrate the season. DuPage Children’s Museum Announces temporary New Home Experience DCM on a Smaller Scale at Westfield Fox Valley Mall. It is with great pleasure DuPage Children’s Museum announces the grand opening of its temporary site at the Westfield Fox Valley Mall. DCM @ The Mall is conveniently located on the second level of the Westfield Fox Valley Mall, near Carson Pirie Scott.Admission is Pay As You Will. Visitors will experience DCM on a smaller scale. It includes the well-known and favorite “Neighborhoods” right in our backyard! Because of Westfield Fox Valley and the City of Aurora, DCM now has a very bright and contemporary space that will be sure to surprise and delight visitors of all ages. For more information, visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.
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Kohl Children’s Museum Discover the place where awesome lives! Explore 17 hands-on, interactive exhibits, including Car Care, Pet Vet, Water Works, and a Whole Foods Market designed exclusively for children up to age 8. Now through May 3, channel your inner architect with dozens of over-sized and unique blocks in our Build It! exhibit. Field trip and birthday party options also available! Located at 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. For more information, visit www. kcmgc.com or call 847-832-6600. [See ad on Inside Front Cover.]
Cantigny Park Spring at Cantigny in Wheaton is a special time, when the beautiful gardens come to life. Upcoming activities include parent-child classes, gardening workshops, lectures and concerts. Second Saturdays family programming at the McCormick Museum is new for 2015, and as always Easter weekend is loaded with fun events. Cantigny’s gardens, museums and most special events are complimentary admission. Parking is only $5.Visit Cantigny.org for details and the full calendar of activities.
Oakbrook Terrace Park District The Oakbrook Terrace Park District has plenty of spring time fun for everyone! A children’s and doggie Spring Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 28 in Terrace View Park. The egg hunt for dogs will be held at 9 AM (sharp) followed by an egg hunt for children at 10 AM. Pre-registration is required. A Bunny Meet & Greet will take place on Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 am at the Fitness Center. Register now for Spring Break Camp running March 30-April 2. A Kite Fly will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10 am-3 pm in Heritage Park. For further information, contact the Oakbrook Terrace Park District at (630) 627-6100.
Burpee Museum of Natural History Burpee Museum of Natural History is home to Jane, the world’s most complete and best preserved juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, Homer, a teen-aged Triceratops, and is internationally recognized as a leader in field paleontology and as a collaborator for paleontological research. Its mission is inspiring all people to engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning about the natural world, through preservation and interpretation. These things are accomplished through educational programs, outreach, permanent and traveling exhibits, and paleontology expeditions. Burpee Museum of Natural History is open seven days a week from 10am- 5pm. For additional information on upcoming programs, activities, and more visit www.Burpee.org or call 815.965.3433.
Village of Hinsdale Community Pool This spring start thinking about the summer! The Village of Hinsdale Community Pool offers an outdoor swimming facility for the entire family! Featuring a 50-meter pool with 25-meter L shape, zero -depth walk in wading pool with play features, a sand play area, and a diving well with drop slide, 2-1M diving boards and a 3M diving board. Early Bird Resident and Nonresident Pool passes go on sale March 2nd. Also available are 10 visit passes. Visit www. villageofhinsdale.org/pr for more information. [See our ad on inside back cover.]
Des Plaines Park District The Lake Park Golf Course is a sporty 18hole, par-3, with beautiful greens and strategically placed bunkers, set around picturesque Lake Opeka.With holes from 50 to 115 yards, this is a popular destination for young golfers and families, and is perfect for practicing your all-important short game. The clubhouse has a snack shop with full lunch menu, golf supplies and cart rentals.We proudly support the Sticks for Kids program with free clubs. Frequent golfers can save with a 10-play punch card, good for rounds at Lake Park and the
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