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"Your City @ Home”: a series of virtual field trips meant to give you the chance to explore all the Chicagoland area has to offer! This series, held on each Saturday in April and May, is sponsored by multiple Illinois public libraries. Registration required.

Shedd Aquarium: Saturday, April 3 at 3pm -- It's time to meet the penguins - virtually! Experience a live virtual visit with the penguins that call Shedd home. During this 45-minute experience, you will meet a penguin up close and discover what makes these birds so amazing. Our animal care team will take you "behind the scenes" in the penguins' habitat to learn more about how penguins are able to "fly" underwater, stay warm in cooler waters and much more! For adults & children. Space is limited for this program. Please register only one person per household (although we encourage you to watch with your whole family!). Register here.

DuSable Museum of African American History: Saturday, April 10 at 1pm -- “The People Could Fly” is a very relevant and layered statement used by and about people of African descent in America. Join the discussion to learn about the history of Black people flying, literally and figuratively, well above their circumstances along with Chicago’s role in this rich legacy. Register here.

Garfield Park Conservatory: Saturday, April 17 at 1pm -- This exclusive tour will include a visit to Horticulture Hall, the beehives, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the propagation greenhouses. Register here.

National Museum of Mexican Art: Saturday, April 24 at 2pm -- Explore the “Nuestras Historias” exhibition which includes works from the museum's permanent collection. Nuestras Historias highlights the Museum’s Permanent Collection to showcase the dynamic and diverse stories of Mexican identity in North America. The exhibition presents cultural identity as something that continually evolves across time, regions, and communities, rather than as a static, unchanging entity, and features ancient Mesoamerican and colonial artifacts, modern Mexican art, folk art, and contemporary works from both sides of the U.S.–Mexican border. The vast diversity of Mexican identities demonstrated in these works defies the notion of one linear history and a singular identity. Register here.

Chicago Children’s Museum: Saturday, May 1 at 1pm -- Get an exclusive look at the Cloudbuster climbing exhibit, the Zoom Room and more! Chicago Children’s Museum’s mission is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect. Housed in Navy Pier, the Museum is intentionally designed for experimentation, creativity, and learning for all children. They focus on accessibility, inclusion, and the pursuit of childhood, ensuring valuable and memorable experiences for all visitors. For adults & children. Register here.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center: Saturday, May 8 at 2pm -- Take a docent led tour of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition, a place for for both those familiar with the Holocaust and those learning about it for the first time. Register here.

The Art Institute of Chicago: Saturday, May 15 at 1pm -- Explore ways to connect with the Art Institute of Chicago and discover little known stories that make ours one of the most renowned art museums in the world. Register here.

Field Museum: Saturday, May 22 at 1pm -- Get an exclusive tour of the Dinosaur range with mammalian paleontologist William Simpson! For adults & children. Register here.

Elmhurst History Museum: Saturday, May 29 at 2pm -- Just before the first man landed on the moon, Charlie Brown and Snoopy soared through space with NASA’s Apollo 10 mission in May 1969. The exhibition To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA examines the history of Apollo 10 and the Peanuts characters’ role in that flight and in the NASA Manned Flight Awareness safety program. This travelling exhibit is organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. Attendees will also get an exclusive tour of By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst which examines how the city has changed and grown over the past 165+ years. Register here.

Questions? Email us at askalibrarian@homerlibrary.org or call 708-301-7908