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Kid Programs & Events

Wacky Wonders: Pioneer Rug Weaving

Date: June 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

Pioneer Rug WeavingJoin us while we learn about life on the prairie and try our hand at creating a rug in the same style used at the time.

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Ask the Experts: Wildlife Forensics

Date: June 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

wildlifeExplore world cultures, traditions, and wildlife with a series of experts excited to take you on a worldwide adventure!

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Friday Movie: The Iron Giant

Date: June 30, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM

iron giant A giant robot crash lands on Earth from outer space and befriends a young boy. Set in the United States during the Cold War.

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Nesting Doll Challenge

Date: July 03, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

nesting doll Compete to see who can stuff each other into layers of giant cardboard boxes the fastest, Russian doll style.

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Ask the Experts: Korean Culture

Date: July 05, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

koreanExplore world cultures, traditions, and wildlife with a series of experts excited to take you on a worldwide adventure!

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Friday Movie: Mulan

Date: July 07, 2017
Time: 2p

mulan When the Huns invade China, one girl decides to sneak into the army and take them on.

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Mbira Music Lessons

Date: July 10, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

mbira Stop by and make your own finger piano (or mbira) and learn some nifty tunes.

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Wacky Wonders: Solar Eclipse

Date: July 11, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

Solar EclipseGet ready for the first total solar eclipse in almost 30 years! Join us as we host Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium to learn more about eclipses and how you can enjoy this exciting event! Solar eclipse glasses will be provided to all who attend.

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Ask the Experts: Coal Black Exotic Reptile Show

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM

reptileExplore world cultures, traditions, and wildlife with a series of experts excited to take you on a worldwide adventure!

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Real Life Angry Birds

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM

angry birds Use a slingshot to lob ammunition at unsuspecting buildings.

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Friday Movie: The Lion King

Date: July 14, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM

lion king Hamlet, but with lions. You’ve seen it.

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Wacky Wonders: Terrace Farming and Aqueducts

Date: July 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

Terrace Farming and AqueductsCome learn how the Incas revolutionized farming in the mountains with a hands on experiment where you can use aqueducts to see the difference that terrace farming makes.

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Mo' Beat Blues

Date: July 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Mo' Beat BluesJoin us outside as Mo’ Beat Blues performs in our new pavilion! Mo’ Beat Blues is a duo that specializes in the blues and harmonica. Grab your lawn chairs or a blanket and bring the whole family for a night of music and fun!

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Friday Movie: Emperor's New Groove

Date: July 21, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM

groove The emperor of Peru is a big meanie, then he gets turned into a llama and is a nicer guy for it.

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Spy Day

Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM

Spy DayEver wanted to live the super secret spy life like James Bond or Alex Rider? Enjoy an exciting event filled with a “laser beam” maze, secret codes, and a case to solve.

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Harry Potter Birthday Bash

Date: July 31, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM

Harry Potter Birthday BashCome celebrate the Boy Who Lived with a Birthday Party for all ages. Get a team together for a game of quidditch or stop by Ollivander’s and create the perfect wand for you. And don’t forget to find all the horcruxes hidden throughout the library in order to defeat You-Know-Who!

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A Spooky Good Time

Date: August 08, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM

A Spooky Good TimeBring the whole family to Haunted Trails Joliet for a night of fun before school starts back up. $5 covers two slices of pizza, pop, and a Game Play FunCard and for $13 get discounted wristbands for unlimited go-karts, rides, mini-golf and more.

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Family Fort Night

Date: August 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM

Family Fort NightGrab the family, a sheet, and get ready for a night of fun. Build a blanket fort for the whole family to enjoy, and once it’s built grab a book off the shelf for family storytime.

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