Family: ‘The Little Mermaid’
July 19, 2012 12:12PM
Updated: July 19, 2012 4:06PM
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: For the 200th anniversary of the Battle at Fort Dearborn, Betsey Means will perform her one-woman show, “WAU-BUN (the early days) a Travelogue with Juliette Kinzie,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 26. Period music will be provided by fiddler Paul Tyler. Appetizers and wine will be served. Tickets are $38; $33 for members. Once Upon a Time exhibit features late-18th to mid-19th century French clothing, accessories and furniture, to Sept. 3. DuPage County and the Civil War: A Local Perspective, to Sept. 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.
David L. Pierce Art & History Center: Stirred Not Shaken, six ethnic-focused displays scheduled to be mounted monthly through November. Greek (August), Hispanic (September), German (October), and world cultures (November). At 20 E. Downer, Aurora. Call (630) 906-0650 or visit aurorahistory.net.
Elgin Public Museum: Green Scale: Weighing in on the Green Movement exhibit examines the successes, shortcomings, and impact of the green movement on our global village. Plus an art exhibit by five artists who use recyclables in their work. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 3 to 11. Regular hours are 12 to 4 p.m. Sundays. At 225 Grand Blvd., in Elgin’s Lord Park, or visit elginpublicmuseum.org. Call (847) 741-6655.
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: 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: Model Train Extravaganza: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 21-22. Tickets are $3.75-$7. At 100 S. Barnes Road in Aurora. Call (630) 892-1550. Visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.
Cantigny Park: Rockin’ For the Troops: Concert featuring Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, noon to 11 p.m. July 21. $25. Drawing Fire: Bill Mauldin and the World War II GI, to Sept. 3. 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.
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 October, hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for 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.
“Disney’s High School Musical”: FVR Performing Arts Academy will perform the musical July 21 to Aug. 5 on the Pheasant Run Mainstage. Performances are at 10:30 a.m. July 21, 27 and 28; 7 p.m. Aug. 3; and 2 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 5. Tickets are $15. Call (630) 584-6342 or visi foxvalleyrep.org.
“HONK!”: Educational Theatre for Children Theatre Arts Camp performs “HONK!” at 7 p.m. July 20 and 21 in the Yorkville High School auditorium. The first musical “Character Matters” will feature Grade 1-6 students, and the main show will be “HONK!, Jr.” starring Grade 7-12 students. Tickets are $10. Call (815) 739-4472 or visit email@example.com
“The Little Mermaid”: Center Stage Players will present this show on wheels Saturdays at noon to July 28. Tickets are $8. At 1665 Quincy Avenue, #131; Naperville. Call (630) 355-9212 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Seuss-a-palooza” and “Seussical Jr.”: Fox Country Players’ Theatre Arts Academy Grade 1-8 students will perform “Seuss-a-palooza” at 7 p.m. July 20 and 21 at the Community Christian Church in Yorkville. High School students will perform the full-length musical “Seussical Jr.” at 7 p.m. July 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. July 29. Tickets for both shows are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and under. At 129 Commercial Drive. Yorkville. Call (630) 234-5459 or visit foxcountryplayers.org.
“Seussical Jr.”: Steel Beam Theatre presents the family musical Seussical, Jr. July 20-29. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. July 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 21 and 28; and 1 p.m. July 22 and 29. Green Eggs and Ham Karaoke Pancake Breakfast on the Plaza at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 21 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 22. Tickets are $5, or a family pass for $20. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 16 and under. At 111 W. Main St. in downtown St. Charles. Call (630) 587-8521 or visit SteelBeamTheatre.com.
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