2018 Children's Activity Area

Kids under 10 = FREE!  Kids 10 - 15 = 50% Off!

Kids can EXPLORE their own Ocean World all weekend long!


Dive into Your Imagination with world class ocean educators Annie Crawley and Michele Hoffman Trotter to see the ocean you have NEVER seen before through microscopes and a hands on touch station with everything from shark eggs and magnificent mantis shrimp to specimens collected just this summer on an Arctic science voyage!

We are going all out this year with face painting, story telling, songs, games, sea life origami workshops, art demonstrations and the chance to build sea life puppets to take home as a memory of your amazing adventure at Our World Underwater! Explore the connections between art, science, and our one world ocean.  This is a family event not to be missed!

Families and kids of all ages can come interact with Illinois wildlife  brought to you by The Grove National Historic Landmark, Glenview Park District, and Dive Into Your Imagination.  Visitors will come face to face and have the opportunity to get up close and personal with sirens, turtles, snakes, and Cora the skunk!  Learn about the creatures that inhabit our local water ways and how their presence supports the health of our environment.  Discover how and where these animals live throughout Illinois and what we can do as a community to ensure that their precious ecosystems thrive for future generations.
Friday 5pm-9pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

Frost your way to fabulous!  Are you up for fun with fondant or fiddling with frosting?  Well, we'll bake it and you take it.  Learn some tricks to make attractive treats through an ocean of fun with cupcakes and sea-themed decorations.  In a workshop for all ages you can learn to make anemones, sponges, corals and a host of ocean accents for your sweet tooth to dazzle and impress your friends
Saturday 10:30-12:00
Sunday 10:30-12:00

Turtles and mantas and sharks oh my!  Join Ryan Trotter for a fun, interactive workshop and learn to create an ocean of origami sea creatures.  Learn the ancient Japanese art of paper folding with a special open twist, it's eco-friendly fun for all ages!
Saturday 12:30-2:00
Sunday 12:30-2:00

Do you love sharks?  Whales? Dolphins?  Whatever you favorite ocean creature is, come let our talented Dive Into Your Imagination face painters color your world with our special non-toxic body paint.  Clown around like a clownfish or do it up like Dory, whatever you can imagine, our talented artists will bring it to life!
Saturday 11am-3pm
Sunday 11am-2pm

Children's Coloring Pages

Download one of the ten aquatic scenes listed below. Color your picture and bring to booth 623 "Dive Into Your Imagination" for a Free gift from Annie Crawley (For Children 12 and under).

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