Family Friendly: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Brookfield Zoo
Updated: September 13, 2012 9:36AM
Brookfield Zoo is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in a big way with Fiesta Para Todos: A Party for All, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16 at First Avenue between Ogden Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield.
Entertainment will include the Sones de Mexico Ensemble and La Nueva Moda Band as well as the dance groups Flores de Mexico and Proyecto Latino and Dancers 5 Magnificos.
“On Sunday, Dora the Explorer will be making an appearance,” said Ken Grzeslo, onsite marketing assistant manager. “We’ll feature some animals that we have from Latin America, including llamas and alpacas. We’ll be bringing those out so people can pet them and get their pictures taken with them.”
Kids can also meet Chicago Fire mascot Sparky, drive a car on the Fisher-Price Driving Track and explore the Fisher-Price Play Pen.
“It’s a good event for us to connect to different cultures,” Grzeslo said.
For details, call (708) 688-8000 or visit www.brookfieldzoo.org/CZS/fiesta.
Bring a digital camera and the kids to the Photo Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. You’ll be given a list of items to find and photograph. Make it back to the Education Center before 11:30 a.m. and you’ll win a prize. Cost is $10 per family. Registration is required.
For details, call (630) 260-8162 or visit www.cantigny.org.
All they will say at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble is that a special visitor is coming to the Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at 297 Oakbrook Center. While the kids wait, they will hear “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss and “Go, Dog, Go!” by P.D. Eastman, plus do a themed activity.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or visit www.barnesandnoble.com.
You and your children will work together to create a theme-based structure at Family LEGO Club, 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St. Registration is required and space is limited. You can register for the Sunday, Nov. 11 session beginning Oct. 28.
For details, call (630) 986-1976 or visit www.hinsdalelibrary.info.
Kids will combine paint and geometric shapes to create train images at the Stamp a Train, Monday, Sept. 17-Sunday, Sept. 23 at DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. The activity is free with museum admission or membership.
For details, call (630) 637-8000 or visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.