Family: ‘Disney’s High School Musical’
August 2, 2012 11:02AM
Updated: August 2, 2012 4:55PM
DuPage County Historical Museum: 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: Greek food, beverages and live music and dance starts Greek month exhibit, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 3. Stirred Not Shaken, six ethnic-focused displays scheduled to be mounted to November. 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. 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.
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.
Blackberry Farm: All-American Girl Celebration, noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Back to School Blowout, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7. Cinderella’s Ball: 4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 8. At 100 S. Barnes Road in Aurora. Tickets are $3.75-$7. Call (630) 892-1550. Visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.
Cantigny Park: Dog Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 4. Dave Rudolf, 2 p.m. Aug. 11. Free. 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.
Garfield Farm Museum: Antique Tool Show & Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 5. 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.
The Old Barn Museum: More than 4,000 Native American items in a restored 170-year old barn. 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 to Aug. 5 on the Pheasant Run Mainstage. Tickets are $15. Call (630) 584-6342 or visi foxvalleyrep.org.
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