Get Active With Your Kids
Race the kart, learn to fish
Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the
week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
• MARIO KART TOURNAMENT
Where/When: 4-6 p.m. Friday at Lisle Public Library, 777 Front St.
Why Go: Think you've got what it takes to be Lisle's best Mario Kart Racer? Enter and compete for the title. For grades 2-6.
• GONE FISHING
Where/When:9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday at Rathje Park, 616 Delles Rd., Wheaton.
Why Go: Spend spring break learning the basics of safe fishing. For ages 8-14.
Pricing: $45 for residents, $58 for non-residents.
• CHAGALL FOR CHILDREN
Where/When: Daily at Dupage Children's Museum, 301 N Washington St, Naperville.
Why Go: The interactive traveling exhibit features reproductions of more than a dozen Chagall masterpieces as well as three original works on special loan to the museum.
Pricing: Free with museum admission.
• CIRCUS BOY
Where/When: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
Why Go: Bobby Hunt, better known as Circus Boy, offers a blend of varied talents, including comedy, mouth juggling, and riding the world's smallest bicycle!
• RACING PIGEONS
Where/When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Lincoln Ave., Lisle.
Why Go: Families can meet Matt Wiesbrock and his racing pigeons in the Children's Garden.
Pricing: Free with admission.