A few fun ideas to keep the kids busy this summer.....
MORTON ARBORETUM From Tree Pose Yoga to Busy Beavers, this west suburban nature hot spot offers a variety of fun things to do with the kids. Online you will find classes, programs and events....all centered around kids. The best part is that many are age specfic so you know which will be a great fit right away. Remember to visit the whimsical Children’s Garden while you’re there. www.mortonarb.org
SCHOOL OF ROCK This experience will challenge their minds and build self confidence through music performance. The DuPage locations offer a variety of programs for ages 3+. Great for beginners and experienced musicians. Give them a summer to remember. At School of Rock, making music also means making memories. www.Naperville.schoolofrock.com • (630) 922-5400 www.Hinsdale.schoolofrock.com • (630) 936-4742 www.Elmhurst.schoolofrock.com • (630) 750-7625
THE ROOM LISLE The Room serves as the test of a group's teamwork, deductive reasoning skills, and composure under pressure. Locked inside a precisely designed game room, teams of up to six people have 60 minutes to escape. Uncovering secret compartments, retrieving hidden clues, cracking codes, solving puzzles, and opening locks to escape. 4910 Main St, Lisle. Book a room at www.theroomlisle.com
SCI-TECH HANDS ON MUSEUM Come and explore over 150 interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) exhibits which inspire education and imagination! SciTech sparks young minds of all ages to discover the world around them, from the baby of the family to Grandma! Enjoy field trips, overnights, scout programs, birthday parties & day camps. Located in Aurora. www.scitechmuseum.org
NAPER SETTLEMENT Children ages 2 to 7 can splash, climb, touch, explore, trade, play, pretend and slide into adventures at the Harvard Early Learning Playscape! Settlement Sundays begin Father’s Day June 21, followed by Night at the Museum June 26. For fun all summer long, visit www.napersettlement.org.
SUGAR GROVE FAMILY FUN CENTER A fun-for-all-ages amusement park with 2 go-kart tracks, miniature golf course, bumper boats, water wars, game room, lighted golf range & more. Offering packages for birthdays & special events. A fun & economical venue for your birthday party or your corporate/special outing. Located off of Route 47 in Sugar Grove. www.sugargrovefamilyfuncenter.com
PRARIEFEST IN OSWEGO June 18-21, PrairieFest is Oswego's four-day community celebration brought to you by the Oswegoland Park District. The kids will love this carnival! $20 Unlimited Ride Specials; Thurs 6-10pm Fri noon-4pm; Sat noon-4pm; Sun 2-6pm. Plus, PrairieFest events are held throughout Oswego with the main festival grounds located at PrairieFest Park, 91 Plank Road, Oswego. www.prairiefest.com. Plan on attending!
OTTER COVE AQUATIC PARK Themed around a river otter and his friends, Otter Cove offers water fun for everyone! Featuring a zero-depth entry pool, shallow toddler pool, splash park with water wheels, dumping buckets and spray cannons, sand play area, and rides that twist, turn and twirl through water that shoots, sprays and spins. A facility of the St. Charles Park District, 3615 Campton Hills Rd., St. Charles, 630-513-4377, ottercove.org
HALL QUARRY BEACH Hall Quarry Beach occupies a former stone quarry owned by the Batavia Park District. It features a sand bottom swimming area covering 60,000 square feet that includes islands, slides, and a diving area. There's a playground and plenty of picnic tables as well. Pool passes are available to residents or visitors may pay a daily fee. Come visit the beach that Batavia built. www.bataviaparks.org/harold-hall-quarry-beach