Family Friendly: Free, frozen fun at Brookfield Zoo
Families can meet dogs from Green Valley Dog Drivers at Brookfield Zoo's FREEze Day, Feb. 24.
Updated: February 21, 2013 1:18PM
Brookfield Zoo is a great place to spend time in Winter particularly on FREEze Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at First Avenue and 31st Street. As the capital letters indicate, admission is free that day. Special cold-weather entertainment is planned.
“We work with the Green Valley Dog Drivers, a local club out of Lemont, that uses all kinds of dogs to show how dogs can pull sleds and work in the snow,” said Ken Grzeslo, onsite marketing assistant manager. “They demonstrate how they harness the dogs to the sleds. They talk about the different kinds of sleds they use.”
Grzeslo noted that club members play games with the kids and talk about their dogs — most of which were adopted from shelters. FREEze Day activities run whether it snows or not.
“The event brings out a lot of families who love dogs,” Grzeslo said.
In addition, there will be an Eagle Chat at 11 a.m.
For details, call (708) 688-8000 or go to www.czs.org.
OTHER ANIMAL ADVENTURES
“This is Not My Hat” by Jon Klassen and “Kitten’s First Full Moon” by Kevin Henkes are the selections youngsters will hear at the Fish and the Cat Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. There will also be a themed activity.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.
ON THE LOOSE
That wandering band of animated animals pretend to be circus performers in “Madagascar3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Westchester Public Library, 10700 Canterbury St. The Family Film Night selection runs 93 minutes.
For details, call (708) 562-3573 or go to www.westchesterpl.org.
Families will learn about the actual extinct creatures during Dinosaur Discoveries, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Fossils and props will help you understand dinosaur characteristics, and live animals will highlight how dinosaurs are related to animals living today. Cost is $4, $2 for museum members. Reservations are recommended.
For details, call (630) 833-1616 or go to www.lizzadromuseum.org.