Family Friendly: Kratt Brothers Amazon show comes to Brookfield Zoo

Little kids go crazy for Chris and Martin Kratt, stars of the “Wild Kratts” TV show. The brothers are bringing their “Amazon Adventure Show” to the West Mall of Brookfield Zoo, First Ave. between Ogden Ave. and 31st St., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24.

“It’s a 20-minute skit where they’re talking about animals in the wild,” said Ken Grzeslo, onsite marketing assistant manager. “They’re running around and getting the crowd involved in making the animal sounds.” The show is geared towards ages 7 and younger.

The Kratt Brothers first appeared at the zoo in 2001 for the opening of the Hamill Family Play Zoo and have performed there every year since 2011. “You look at the little kids and it’s like they’re looking at a rock star,” Grzeslo said.

The shows are free with zoo admission. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. The brothers will sign autographs from 2-4 p.m. each day.

For details, call (708) 688-8000 or go to www.czs.org.

CHILL IN THE AIR

Summer is drawing to a close and the Clarendon Hills Park District is marking that time of year with a Back to School Bash: Movie in the Park,” 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 at the Prospect Park Pavilion, 315 Chicago Ave. Prepare for winter by watching the Disney movie, “Frozen.”

For details, call (630) 323-2626 or go to www.clarendonhillsparkdistrict.org.

STEEL YOURSELF

Bring your kids and a blanket to the Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook for a free screening of the sci-fi family film, “Man of Steel,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. Amy Adams and Michael Shannon are featured in the movie.

For details, go to www.oakbrookcenter.com.

BYE-BYE CHOO-CHOO

Trains will stop chugging along at the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville, in Sept. Your family can attend a Say Goodbye to Trains party, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. There will be entertainment, train-themed activities, treats and train rides on kid-sized electric trains in the parking lot. The event is free with membership or admission fee but reservations are required.

For details, call (630) 637-8000 or go to www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.

FOCUS ON FRIENDSHIP

Children will learn how friendships are made at a Back-to-School Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. They will hear “Peanut Butter & Cupcake” by Terry Border and participate in friendly activities.

For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.

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