Family Friendly: Zoo offers Sleepover Safari
Guests will hide goodies for raccoons during Brookfield Zoo's Sleepover Safari.
Updated: December 13, 2012 1:56PM
Who knew you could sleep at the zoo? That adventure awaits families at Sleepover Safari, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Brookfield Zoo, 8400 31st St., Brookfield.
The event begins with a pizza dinner followed by exploration of the holiday activities at the park, said Jill Damato, manager of Nature Start programs.
Participants will learn how the zoo cares for its animals.
“Everybody will help create enrichment for some of our animals at the zoo,” Damato said.
They will most likely hide food and shredded paper in toilet paper rolls for the raccoons.
“At 9 p.m., we have an ice cream sundae bar,” Damato said. “Then we show a movie.”
The next morning, following a hot breakfast buffet, the group will take a hike, then head to the Children’s Zoo to give the enrichment items to the raccoons.
The cost is $70 per person, $60 for members. Nine Safari Sleepovers are planned for 2013.
For details, call (708) 688-8473 or go to www.czs.org/sleepover.
RESIST THE TEMPTATION
... to eat the construction materials at Candy House Creations, 3:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave. You and your kids will use sweet treats to create a building while supplies last.
For details, call (708) 352-0576 or go to www.lagrangelibrary.org.
Two favorite children’s book characters are featured in a Fancy Nancy and David Celebrate Christmas Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. Kids will hear Jane O’Connor’s “Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas” and David Shannon’s, “It’s Christmas, David!,” and have treats.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.
Kids who haven’t yet placed their orders for Christmas gifts will want to head to the Westchester Public Library, 10700 Canterbury St., between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 for Here Comes Santa Claus. Because the jolly gift-giver has a tight schedule, the library requests that you register in advance.
For details, call (708) 562-3573 or go to www.westchesterpl.org.
Mr. Claus can’t be everywhere so his wife has been filling in during Tuesdays with Mrs. Claus at Yorktown Center, Highland Avenue and Butterfield Road, Lombard. The last chance to bring the kids to see her is 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 18 on the Lower Level in Center Court. A snack will be served.
For details, call (630) 629-7330 or go to www.yorktowncenter.com.