Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult . No registration required .
Everything Illinois Birthday Celebration Happy 205th birthday to the State of Illinois ! Stop by to learn about our various symbols , animals , landmarks and history .
Su • 10 am-4 pm 12 / 3
Recycled Gift Tags Get into the holiday spirit while going green and creating unique , eco-friendly gift tags for your holiday presents .
Su • 10 am-4 pm
12 / 17
Sa • 10 am-4 pm
12 / 23
Squirrel Appreciation Day Learn all about these highly active and very entertaining critters and make a squirrel-themed craft ( while supplies last ).
Su • 10 am-4 pm 1 / 21
Mardi Gras Animal Masks Go a little wild for Mardi Gras by creating a mask inspired by the animals that live at The Grove . Show off your creation with a parade at noon .
Su • 10 am-12 pm 2 / 11
Grove Arrival Day Celebrate the anniversary of the day the pioneering Kennicott family first arrived at The Grove . Meet at the Log Cabin .
Su • 11 am-2 pm 3 / 10
Christmas Candlelight Tours
Sa , December 9 Time Slots from 4-6:45 pm
Step back in time to discover the enchanting sights and sounds of a traditional 19th century family Christmas during this candlelight event . Guests will be ushered through the festively adorned rooms of the 1856 Kennicott House by a historically-dressed guide . Tours end with a visit and small gift from Santa .
The Grove 207015-A $ 12 /$ 14 per person
We ' ll walk along the ponds and explore the inhabitants of the Interpretive Center to learn the difference between these noisy amphibians and what calls the local species make . Discover what they eat , where they live , and how they feel through hands on activities .
Sa • 10-11 am
3 / 23
2-5 Yrs + Adult
$ 12 /$ 14
For the Love of Birds – Heart-Shaped Bird Feeders
Make a date with that special person in your life and create some heart shaped bird feeders together at The Grove . This is a great Valentine ’ s Day activity perfect for families on a cold winter ’ s day when natural food sources are scarce for our feathered friends .