Family Friendly: Children have their own bash for New Year’s
Geoff Akins will perform his Bubble Wonders show.
Updated: December 20, 2012 12:48PM
A square bubble may seem like an impossibility but Geoff Akins’ mantra is “Anything is Possible.” Akins will attempt that amazing feat when he presents his Bubble Wonders show at DuPage Children’s Museum’s Bubble Bash 2012, 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 31 at Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.
“I’m going to squeeze all my good stuff into a fast, action-packed, high-energy performance,” Akins said. “I’ll do all the really entertaining and beautiful and visual tricks.”
That includes making a bubble caterpillar.
“I’m going to try to break the world record and see how long of a caterpillar I can make,” Akins said.”I’ll show them three different ways to put bubbles inside of bubbles. Of course, I will attempt to put a child inside a bubble.”
Bubble Bash will also feature a performance by Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans, and a countdown to noon.
Tickets are $10 for museum members, $15 for nonmembers. After Dec. 20, tickets must be purchased at the museum, 301 North Washington St., Naperville.
For details, call (630) 637-8000 or go to www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.
The Solstice King and Queen will welcome families to the annual Winter Solstice Walk 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Ill. Rte. 53, Lisle. There will be a procession around Meadow Lake where noblemen and noblewomen will share stories and lead activities. The walk is free with Arboretum admission.
For details, call (630) 968-0074 or go to www.mortonarb.org.
Keep the holiday spirit going by working with your kids on a construction project at Open LEGO Building, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera to photograph their creations. There’s a one-hour building limit if other people are waiting.
For details, call (630) 279-8696 or go to www.elmhurstpubliclibrary.org.
KEEP KIDS BUSY
Winter break can get boring for kids and trying for parents. When you’re looking for a free activity, head to the Westchester Public Library, 10700 Canterbury St. All day every day until Dec. 30, children can get creative with Drop-In Crafts & Holiday Coloring Sheets in the Youth Department.
For details, call (708) 562-3573 or go to www.westchesterpl.org.
Families can celebrate the New Year a couple of hours early at Zoo Year’s Eve, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31 at Brookfield Zoo, 8400 31st St., Brookfield. There will be music, games, party favors and an early countdown to 2013. The event is free with paid zoo admission.
For details, call (708) 688-8000 or go to www.czs.org.