Family Friendly: Morton Arboretum goes to the bees for a weekend
Morton Arborteum is celebrating bees for a whole weekend Sept. 8-9 and will have many bee-related activites.
Updated: August 30, 2012 1:02PM
Things will be buzzing at the Morton Arboretum during Honey Bee Weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 at Rte. 53 and I-88, Lisle.
“This is the weekend that we will be celebrating the seventh birthday of the arboretum’s award-winning children’s garden so we call it Happy Bee-Day!” Special Events Coordinator Diana Fischer-Woods said. “They will be doing a dance, making a bee mask and doing other bee-related crafts and activities.”
There will also be Bike to the Hives tours for ages 12 and older as well as honey tasting.
“There are several things specifically designed for families,” Fischer-Woods said. “One of them is our Honey Bee Hikes which include a viewing of the arboretum’s beehives. It’s led by an educational guide so there’s a focus on honey bees and their favorite flowers and how honey is made.” The cost is $5 per person for members, $6 for non-members. Advance registration is encouraged.
For details, call (630) 968-0074 or visit www.mortonarb.org.
Kids ages 1-5 can use scooters, crawl through tunnels and more at Toddler Playtime Gym at the Park District of La Grange’s Recreation Center, 536 East Ave. Residents pay $3 per visit, non-residents $4. Sessions are 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Sept. 4-Dec. 28.
For details, call (708) 352-1762 or visit www.pdlg.org.
Books about books
Learning is Fun! 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. Kids will hear Daniel Kirk’s “Library Mouse: A Museum Adventure” and H. A. Rey’s “Curious George: Librarian for a Day.”
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or visit www.barnesandnoble.com.
All shook up
A song circle, story and snack will introduce toddlers, ages 1 to 2 ½, to playing with other children at “Shake It Up Baby!” The parent/child class meets from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12-26 at the Burr Ridge Community Center, Harvester Park, 15 W. 400 Harvester Drive.
For details, call (630) 920-1969 or visit www.brparks.org.
Out and about
Enjoy fall with your 2- or 3-year-old at Walk in the Park Adventures, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Fridays, Sept. 21-Nov. 30 or Mondays, Sept. 24-Dec. 3 at Katherine Legge Memorial Park, 5901 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale. You’ll float boats, find animal tracks and more, then come inside for related art projects, science experiments or dramatic play. Cost is $125 for residents, $175 for nonresidents.
For details, call (630) 789-7090 or visit www.villageofhinsdale.org.