Get Active With Your Kids

It's time to get outside

Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the
week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.

Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips—just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!

Where/When: 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at , 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle.
Why Go: How do birds eat? This is a hands-on, self-guided for all ages in the Children's Garden, weather permitting.
Pricing: Free with admission.

Where/When: 1 p.m. today at Wheaton, 225 N. Cross St.
Why Go: Longing for the days when he was a “real ogre,” Shrek signs a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to get his roar back, but turns his world upside down in the process. Donkey suddenly can't remember his best friend, Fiona is now a tough warrior princess, and Puss in Boots is one fat cat! Together, they have just 24 hours to reverse the contract and restore happily ever after.
Pricing: Free.

Where/When: 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday at , 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle.
Why Go: Kids will play fun games and make a recycled craft to take home in this hands-on, self-guided activity. All ages in the Children's Garden, weather permitting.
Pricing: Free with admission.

Where/When: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday at 141 N. Gary Ave, Wheaton.
Why Go: Children aged 5-9 discover spring happenings, go on a scavenger hunt and play games.
Pricing: $33.

Where/When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at , 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle.
Why Go: Grab a “family explorer backpack” and embark on an educational adventure through the Children's garden. Reserve a self-guided family backpack to enhance your experience in the Children’s Garden. Backpack rental includes science tools, guides and fun props. For families with children ages 2 – 6.
Pricing: $4 per backpack, $5 for non-members.


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