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CCSD 46 serves the students of seven communities in north suburban Lake County, Illinois. We are providing handy links to educational and fun family resources in the Chicagoland and Milwaukee areas.

Please feel free to email the webmaster and send any additional links that you feel would be helpful to other community members and we will include those on this page.

All photos from their respective websites.

Little Lake County
Little Lake County is a website by parents, for parents about everything Lake County. Visit their website for more resources and events going on right in our own backyards.

National Park Service
For four days in 2018, all national parks across the country will waive admission fees. Find a park near you!

January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 21: First Day of National Park Week
September 22: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day

Adler Planetarium
1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Illinois residents enjoy free general admission on Adler Discount Days with proof of residency.
January 3-4, 7-12, 15-19
February 2, 5-9, 19-22
June 21
August 27-31
September 9-16
October 8, 21, 24-25
November 11-12, 14-15
December 1, 3-7, 10

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Illinois residents free every Thursday from 5:00-8:00PM.
Residents under 14 are free everyday
Visit the Art Institute's Family Programs Calendar.

Bonner Heritage Farm
19412 W. Sand Lake Road, Lindenhurst, IL

The Bonner Heritage Farm located in Lindenhurst features a self-guided tour of the workings of the Bonner Family Farm. Originally homesteaded in 1842, donated to the LCFP in 1995.

Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL

Free on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays through February 28, 2018
Visit the Brookfield Zoo website for information on upcoming programs and events.

Chicago Children's Museum
Navy Pier - 700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago

Chicago Children's Museum offers free admission in 2018 for all visitors every Thursday from 5:00-8:00PM. Free admission for visitors 15 and under on the first Sunday of each month. Active and retired military personnel receive free admission every day. Teachers, firefighters, and police officers receive $5 admission every day.

Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street, Chicago

Chicago History Museum offers free admission in 2018 for Illinois residents:
Tuesdays from 12:30-7:30 PM. Also free on holidays: January 16, February 20, March 4, and July 4. Free for children 12 and younger daily, and Illinois residents enjoy free admission during Illinois Resident Discount Days.

The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Free basic admission in 2018 for Illinois residents:
January 3-4, 15, 27-28
February 1-28
June 20-22

Active military personnel and Illinois teachers receive complimentary admission.
Visit the Field Museum website for information on Family Programs happening at the Field Museum.

Lake County Discovery Museum
Route 176, Wauconda

The Lake County Discovery Museum is moving from the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda to the Lake County Forest Preserve Main Offices in Libertyville. They anticipate their grand opening in late 2017.

Lake County Forest Preserve
Lake County, IL

Visit their webpage for a wealth of information on sports, activities, camps, and locations of some of the best nature areas around.

Legoland Discovery Center
Schaumburg, IL

With over 3 million Lego bricks in their indoor location it is a perfect place to explore on a day off of school. Visit the website for a Midweek Saver Ticket for visits Monday-Friday.

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street, Chicago

Lincoln Park Zoo is free and open every day of the year!

Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 W. Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Zoo offers Family Free Days for 2018:

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago

Illinois residents with ID can enjoy free general admission in 2018 on Tuesdays, year round. Children under 12, military personnel and veterans, and members of police and fire departments are always free.

Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Illinois residents can enjoy free general admission during 2018:
January 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-31
February 1, 5-8, 12-15, 20-22, 26-27
March 14
June 4-7, 11-12
September 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27
November 12

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Illinois resident discount days in 2018 receive free general admission:
January 15, 18-19, 22-26
February 2, 14
June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
September 4-30
October 3, 10

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Dr. Lynn Glickman, Superintendent
Amy Gluck, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning & Assessment
Chris Wildman, Assistant Superintendent for Finance / Chief School Business Official
District Office: 565 Frederick Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 (847) 223-5340

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CCSD 46 provides opportunities that expand learning beyond our walls
so that all learners grow locally, connect globally, and excel universally.
CCSD 46 Mission and Vision Statements and Strategic Plan Goals

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