Upcoming Events

  1. Snap! An Evolution of Photography

    Oct 22, 2016 - Mar 27, 2017
  2. From Flame to Fluorescent Museum Exhibit

    Dec 13, 2016 - Jul 31, 2017
  3. Week of the Young Child

    Apr 21 - Apr 28
  4. Night at the Museum Children’s Party

    Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Beyond Glee Presents: American Classics

    Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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week of the young child

Early years are learning years!

FREE special events, programs, and activities for children (8 & under) and their families.*

All events are free, however, most require registration. Registrations are processed at https://www.eventbrite.com/d/il–wheaton/wheaton-park-district/ external_link_www

Friday, April 21

Program Time Location Age Cost Sign Up/Details
Sportstars 10-10:30A Community Center Gym 4-6 Years Free
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Game on! Let your youngster experiment with a variety of sports, including hoops, floor hockey, soccer, basketball, and track. Taught by Coach Marsha.
Young Sportstars 10:40-11A Community Center Gym 3-4 Years Free
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Fun and energetic class designed to introduce 3 and 4 year olds to a variety of sports activities. Taught by Coach Marsha.
Night at the Museum 6:30-8:30P DuPage County Historical Museum All Ages $10/Free*
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Explore the DuPage County Historical Museum after dark! Enjoy a museum-wide flash light scavenger hunt, games, crafts, treats, and a showing of the hit movie Night at the Museum.

*Event is free for Explorer Club Members, and $10/person for non-members.

Free Round of Mini-Golf  3:30P-Dusk  Clocktower Commons All Ages Free*
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*Kids enjoy a free round of mini golf with a paying adult.

Saturday, April 22

Program Time Location Age Cost Sign Up/Details
Draw DuPage 1-3P DuPage County Historical Museum All Ages Free
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Have your own adventure at the Museum while scavenging the new Adams’ Dream and Duntons Hall Art exhibits. Celebrate the Week of the Young Child by building your own model of the building and creating your own drawing of a place you love with the Museum’s fun craft supplies.
Party for the Planet 10A-2P Cosley Zoo All Ages Free w/ zoo admission N/A
Celebrate the wonders of the natural world. Visit with your favorite Cosley Zoo animals and celebrate Earth Day. 
Fun Run in Color 9A Start Downtown Wheaton All Ages $30/Runner
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Color filled 5K run/walk for all ages and abilities.
Free Round of Mini-Golf  3:30P-Dusk  Clocktower Commons All Ages Free*
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*Kids enjoy a free round of mini golf with a paying adult.

Sunday, April 23

Program Time Location Age Cost Sign Up/Details
Giveaway Day! All Day Cosley Zoo & DuPage County Historical Museum All Ages Regular Admission Rates Apply N/A
First 50 families to each facility that day will receive a free giveaway if you mention you are participating in Week of the Young Child. 
Free Round of Mini-Golf  3:30P-Dusk  Clocktower Commons All Ages Free*
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*Kids enjoy a free round of mini golf with a paying adult.

Monday, April 24

Program Time Location Age Cost Sign Up/Details
Kidz Kingdom Play Date 9-11A Community Center 2-8 Years Free
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Drop your kids off for a couple of hours of making friends and having fun as part of the Week of the Young Child celebration! We’ll enjoy games, crafts, and unstructured playtime while parents enjoy a break. Children must be toilet trained. Please bring a nut free snack.
Rock ‘N’ Kids Demo 11:30A-12P Community Center 1-4 Years Free
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Sing, dance and have a ball with the music and movement program created by Rock ‘N’ Kids!
Wide Horizons “Come Take 5 Event”  N/A  Wide Horizons-CC/Rathje  N/A Free with registration N/A
Calling parents, grandparents or guardians! “Come take 5” with your preschooler. You are welcome to spend the first 5-10 minutes of class reading, doing puzzles or matching games with your child. Child must be currently enrolled in a program.
 Jr. Pottery  11A-12P  Community Center  4-6 Years  Free  
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 Let your child go wild with the art of clay that teaches basic pottery skills. Registration is required. Drop-off program. Completed projects will be ready for pick-up one week later.
Tumble Dance  5-5:30P  Community Center  3-4 Years  Free  
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 A unique combination of basic tumbling, creative movement, and freestyle dance. Lots of props and imagination will be used.
Free Round of Mini-Golf  3:30P-Dusk  Clocktower Commons All Ages Free*
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*Kids enjoy a free round of mini golf with a paying adult.

Tuesday, April 25

Program Time Location Age Cost Sign Up/Details
Youth Sports Performance Training 6-7P Community Center 5-14 Years Free
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Increase speed, agility, and strength in this program designed by a certified personal trainer!
Buddah Baby 9:45-10:30A Community Center Parents/Caregivers & their 0-12 month old Free
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This unique mommy and baby yoga class is designed for new moms looking for a fun and relaxing way to bond with baby while learning restorative yoga and breathing techniques. We will introduce beginner level yoga that can be practiced with baby. Discover that many benefits of yoga for moms including stress relief, soothing, and stretching sore muscles, and healing and strengthening the body.
Sensory Hike  6-7P Lincoln Marsh All Ages Free
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Explore Lincoln Marsh nature trails using your senses on a guided walk on the woodchip trails. 
Wide Horizons “Come Take 5 Event”  N/A Wide Horizons-CC/Rathje  N/A Free with registration N/A
Calling parents, grandparents or guardians! “Come take 5” with your preschooler. You are welcome to spend the first 5-10 minutes of class reading, doing puzzles or matching games with your child. Child must be currently enrolled in a program.
 Jr. Pottery 2-3P  Community Center 4-6 Years  Free  
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Let your child go wild with the art of clay that teaches basic pottery skills. Registration is required. Drop-off program. Completed projects will be ready for pick-up one week later.
Ballet I 6-6:30P  Community Center  5-8 Years  Free  
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 An introduction to classical ballet covering the five basic positions, timing, working with others, and basic dance combinations.
Free Round of Mini-Golf  3:30P-Dusk  Clocktower Commons All Ages Free*
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*Kids enjoy a free round of mini golf with a paying adult.

Wednesday, April 26

Program Time Location Age Cost Sign Up/Details
Crazy Little Thing Called Fun 1-2P Toohey Park 3-6 Years Free
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Come join us for an afternoon of preschool fun at Toohey Park. Activities will include a shared story, craft and sensory play.
Music Together Demo Class – Session 1 10:30-11:15A Community Center Birth-5 Years Free
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Parents and children experience songs, chants, free dances and instrumental jam sessions in this family oriented class!
Music Together Demo Class – Session 2 11:30A-12:15P Community Center Birth-5 Years Free
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Parents and children experience songs, chants, free dances and instrumental jam sessions in this family oriented class!
Safety City Open Road 5:30-7P Safety City/Toohey Park  3-6 Years  Free
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Youngsters can bring their tricycles and helmets and ride safely. No trike, no worries! We have them available for the night for free. Remember to bring a helmet!
Kids Eat Free at Arrowhead! All Day Arrowhead Golf Club 12 & Under  Free*  
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*Kids enjoy a free meal with a dining adult at Arrowhead Golf Club.
Free Round of Mini-Golf  3:30P-Dusk  Clocktower Commons All Ages Free*
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*Kids enjoy a free round of mini golf with a paying adult.

Thursday, April 27

Program Time Location Age Cost Sign Up/Details
Wetlands Exploration 1-2P Lincoln Marsh All Ages Free
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Visit the Lincoln Marsh to discover all the wonders of the wetlands through hands on activities and a hike.
Youth Run for Fun 5-6P Community Center 5-14 Years Free
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An informal introduction to running for boys and girls at all fitness levels! Fun drills, games and relay races make for a positive atmosphere.
Mommy & Me Mini Dance 11:30A-12P Community Center 6 Months-3 Years w/ Parent Free
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Parents fully participate with their tiny dancer in this class. Baby carriers or wraps are suggested during a portion of the class for pre-walkers.
Pre-Ballet 12-12:30P Community Center 3-4 Years Free
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For beginner ballerinas – build foundations for ballet study through fun exercises and activities.
Free Round of Mini-Golf  3:30P-Dusk  Clocktower Commons All Ages Free*
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*Kids enjoy a free round of mini golf with a paying adult.

Friday, April 28

Program Time Location Age Cost Sign Up/Details
Toohey Park STEM Sampler! 1-2P Toohey Park 4-6 Years Free
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Come join the fun as we explore STEM topics the Toohey Park way. Free discovery, sensory play, group instruction, a hands on project, and a ton of fun will be included in this hour long class. Come see for yourself how fun learning can be.
Go West Young Mom Sensory Garden Play Date 10A-12P Sensory Garden Playground All Ages Free
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Join us for a Sensory Garden Play Date! Located in the heart of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Danada South Area, the Sensory Garden Playground is designed to meet the needs of each visitor, providing access to recreation and the valuable benefits of play for all, especially those on the Autism spectrum or living with other special needs.
Tumble Dance 11-11:30A Community Center 2-3 Years w/ Parent Free
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A unique combination of basic tumbling, creative movement, and freestyle dance. Lots of props and imagination will be used.
Ice Cream Social 6-7:30P Community Center All Ages Free
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End our fun-filled Week of the Young Child with an ice cream social and learn more about our great programs for young children at the Wheaton Park District!
Free Round of Mini-Golf  3:30P-Dusk  Clocktower Commons All Ages Free*
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*Kids enjoy a free round of mini golf with a paying adult.

 

 

 

 

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