Weekend Events May 5-7

 

Family-friendly events for this weekend feature Touch-a-Truck, Dinos & Dragons, Mother’s Day crafts and more.

 

Friday, May 5

  • Puppet Show at Palatine Public Library,10:00-10:30 a.m.

Get Spring Fever when the Palatine Puppet Players present two Spring tales sure to warm your heart! Drop in.

Every weekday morning from 10 am to 12 pm Pinstripes offers Kids Club Bowling.  Kids bowl for $3 per hour with a $3 shoe rental and parents bowl free! Please limit four kids (12 & under) per adult. Reservations recommended.

Saturday, May 6

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons:

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Photo credit: Chicago Zoological Society


 

Puppet shows, puppet making, and a puppet parade!

12 p.m. -1:15 p.m.: The Melikin Puppets will present “Dragon Feathers.” TICKETED.
1 p.m. -2:15 p.m.: Dave Herzog will present “Dragon Days and Kinght Time.” TICKETED.
1 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Puppet making throughout the first floor. DROP IN.
2:30 p.m. -3 p.m. Puppet parade outside (weather permitting). DROP IN.


 

See trucks and other vehicles up close and even sit in the driver’s seat! Some of the vehicles may include a fire truck, police car, school bus, dump truck, and many more. Bring your camera for lots of photos. Goody bags will be handed out to the first 1,000 people. Vendors will be at the event for participants to visit.

Parking will be available at Community Center, 250 E. Wood Street, Palatine.

Location:  Family Aquatic Center, 340 E Palatine Rd, Palatine


 

Schaumburg Park District and School District 54 are combining efforts to bring the community a multicultural event for everyone to see the many faces of Schaumburg! There will be professional and student entertainment throughout the event, opportunities to make crafts and great food! Concessions available for an additional charge.

This event is for all ages.

Location: Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg


 

  • Free Comic Book Day at your local Public Library

Some of the Public Libraries celebrate Comic Book Day with fun activities and free comic books for all ages(while supplies last). Check your local library for more details.


 

Our little skaters can have fun skating and playing with riding toys and big bouncy balls.  This program is good for children 10 years old & under.

Admission is $6.00 per person and includes skate rental. Parent pays the admission even if they won’t need skates. Babies in strollers are free.


 

Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through Heritage Farm as staff relates information about the farm, animals and the history of Schaumburg’s farm families. Dress for the weather. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the ride and no earlier than 15 minutes before the start time. Tickets are $3/person; children 3 and under are free.


 

It has just been discovered that there are no more tacos left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. Join us as we read the hilarious companion to the bestselling phenomenon, with activities to follow.


 

Every Saturday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Lakeshore Learning Store in Palatine (and other locations) invites kids ages 3 and up for a free crafts.  No reservation required.

Children will make a May Flowers! Flowerpots. Great gift for a Mom.


 

Children 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. Fee is $2 per child.


 

Join FREE hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a flower pot to hold spring flowers to keep or give to Mom. Once the project is complete, your child can paint their project to personalize it. All kids get to keep their project, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin. Registration recommended.


 

Sunday, May 7

Forget the toy trucks – here, children can get a close up look at the real things! Climb aboard many super-sized vehicles in a safe, protected environment. Food, raffles, kiddie train rides, DJ, and other fun and entertainment will be on hand at this family fundraiser sponsored by the Kohl Children’s Museum’s Women’s Board. Note: Event will be held at NIPSTA at 2300 Patriot Boulevard, just north of the Museum. Tickets required.


 

Family event in the Art Studio! Choose the project you love to paint along side the ones you love most! This is the perfect way to spend quality time bonding in color with your family. Register each person individually to paint one item of their choosing. We do have paint shirts, but wear clothing suitable for permanent paint. For ages 3 years and up with an adult.

Per-person fee: Residents $9, Non-residents $11, Code: 30197
Please plan for one hour during this time-frame

Location: The Art Studio, 1326 W. Central Road, Mt. Prospect


 

Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through Heritage Farm as staff relates information about the farm, animals and the history of Schaumburg’s farm families. Dress for the weather. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the ride and no earlier than 15 minutes before the start time. Tickets are $3/person; children 3 and under are free.


Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons:

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

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