Family: KidsWork Children’s Museum
January 3, 2013 1:02PM
Updated: January 3, 2013 9:47PM
Air Classics Museum: Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Group tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays. Admission $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 6 to 16. At the Aurora Municipal Airport, 44W546 Route 30, Sugar Grove. Call (630) 466-0888 or visit airclassicsmuseum.org.
Aurora Regional Fire Museum: Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Admission $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and firefighters and $2 for children ages 12 and younger. At the corner of New York Street and Broadway (Route 25), in downtown Aurora. Call (630) 892-1572 or visit auroraregionalfiremuseum.org.
DuPage County Historical Museum: The trains run on the third and fifth Saturdays each month. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. At 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. Call (630) 665-4710.
Aurora Historical Society Pierce Art & History Center: Winter Garden of Youth Art, to Jan. 23, featuring artwork by K-12 Aurora students. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and $3 for children. Members and children age 5 and under are free. At 20 E. Downer, Aurora. Call (630) 906-0650 or visit aurorahistory.net.
Elgin Public Museum: Weighing in on the Green Movement exhibit. Plus an art exhibit by artists who use recyclables. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 3 to 11. Hours: 12 to 4 p.m. Sundays. At 225 Grand Blvd., in Lords Park. Call (847) 741-6655 or visit elginpublicmuseum.org.
Geneva History Center: Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. At 113 S. Third St., Geneva. Call (630) 232-4951 or visit genevahistorycenter.org.
Illinois Railway Museum: Electric cars are open Saturdays and Sundays. Hours are Grounds: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Operations; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 7000 Olson Road, Union (McHenry County). $12 for adults, $8 fr kids, $45 for families. Call (815) 923-4000 or visit irm.org.
Joliet Area Historical Museum: The Soaring Achievements of John C. Houbolt, permanent exhibit celebrates the 1969 moon landing and honors the former Joliet resident and key proponent of the lunar orbit rendezvous concept. Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors (60+), $4 students with ID, $3 children 4-17. Closed Mondays. At 204 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet. Call (815) 723-5201 ext. 226 or visit jolietmuseum.org.
KidsWork Children’s Museum: Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and kids; $5 for seniors. In the Trolley Barn, 11 S. White Street, Frankfort. Call (815) 469-1199 or visit kidsworkchildrensmuseum.org.
SciTech Hands-On Museum: Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission $8 for adults and children and $7 for seniors. Children 3 and under ared free. At 18 W. Benton St., Aurora. Call (630) 859-3434 or visit scitechmuseum.org.
Will County Historical Society: Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors/students/military with ID, and $1 for children, ages 6 to 17. At 803 S. State St., Lockport. Call (815) 838-5080. Visit willcountyhistory.org.
Big Run Wolf Ranch: Open House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $4. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking at Wal-Mart, 16241 Farrell Road, Lockport. Take a shuttle to the ranch. At 14857 Farrell Road, Lockport. Call (815) 588-0044 or visit bigrunwolfranch.org.
Blackberry Farm: Park hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $4. At 100 S. Barnes Road in Aurora. Tickets are $3.75-$7. Call (630) 892-1550. Visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.
Cantigny Park: Park hours are 7 a.m. to sunset. The First Division Museum are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. Parking fees are $5 per car. At 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Call (630) 668-5161 or visit cantigny.org.
Cosley Zoo: Open daily year round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nonresidents $3; Seniors $2. At 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton. Call (630) 665-5534 or visit cosleyzoo.org.
Garfield Farm Museum: Located 5 miles west of Geneva off ILL Route 38 on Garfield Road. Call (630) 584-8485 or visit garfieldfarm.org.
Kline Creek Farm: Historic Christmas farmhouse tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to Jan. 7 Thursday-Monday. Free admission. Gift shop. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Monday. An 1890s living-history farm in West Chicago. At 1N600 County Farm Road. Call (630) 876-5900 or visit dupageforest.org.
Little White School Museum: Exhibit honors Oswego area residents who have served from the Civil War through the wars of the 20th Century. Free. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. At Jackson and Polk Street, Oswego. Call (630) 554-2999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morton Arboretum: Open 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Admission is $12 for ages 18 to 64, $11 for seniors, $9 for children ages 2 to 17. At 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Call (630) 968-0074 or visit mortonarb.org.
Naper Settlement: Through March, hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Admission is $5.25 adults, $4.75 seniors and $4 youth 4-17. Gen. admission is free to Naperville residents. At 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Call (630) 420-6010 or visit napersettlement.org.
The Old Barn Museum: More than 4,000 Native American items in a restored 170 year old barn. Touch artifacts that are over 2,000 years old, many from the local area. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays to October. At 7127B Oakbrook Rd., Newark. Call (630) 553-5997 or visit theoldbarnmuseum.org.
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