KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH A LIST OF FUN THINGS TO DO
The kids will love all that's available to them this month in and around the western suburbs. From cool programs and classes, to theater excitement - there's something for every age to enjoy. Watch for this feature each month.
NAPERVILLE–Ever wonder how a box becomes a box? Children do. At How People Make Things, a new exhibit opening January 20, kids learn firsthand about the tools and processes used to make every day objects. It’s just one more way we inspire children to think outside the box. This exhibit was inspired by the Mister Rogers’ Factory Tours - He believed that explaining real life to children is important to their development. Plan your visit to DuPage Children’s Museum! www.dupagechildrens.org,
FUN AT FERMILAB!
BATAVIA–Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory invites families to take a FREE tour with the kids. Learn why Fermilab is America’s premier particle physics laboratory and the accelerator-based neutrino research capital of the world. You’ll be amazed at all each of you will learn! www.fnal.gov
ENCHANTED RAILROAD AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM
Jan 17 to Feb 23
LISLE–All aboard! Marvel at a world of tiny enchantment! Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy. Watch as more than 10 model trains wind through a two-level display of tree collections from around the world. The trains run at a child-friendly height to thrill even the littlest fan. www.mortonarb.org
NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT GIRL'S SOFTBALL
NAPERVILLE–Get ready for the 2020 season of Girls’ Softball “SLIDERS” for girls in grades 3-9. Online registration begins January 28, 2020. The season runs from mid-April through the end of June. This is a fun, team-based program where participants enjoy a lot of camaraderie and time spent learning, developing and enjoying the sport of softball. www.napervilleparks.org
MARY POPPINS AT DRURY LANE
Through Jan 19
OAKBROOK –Introducing Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Mary Poppins flies to the stage to delivery whimsy, excitement, and memorable songs to a story that will melt your heart. Nominated for seven Tony Awards and winner of the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography, Mary Poppins is a must see for the entire family. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name and the beloved children’s books by P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins is an entertaining adventure of enchantment and fun. Mary Poppins is Rated G. Order tickets online at www.drurylane.com