Playground Safari Outpost #2: Garoon Gateway to Science, June 30th {Lake Zurich}

It’s time to get wild for Science!  The Little Lake County Playground Safari presented by Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital knows no boundaries, so our next outpost for adventure heads to Lake Zurich on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.


JCC Chicago’s Lake County Campus will unlock the mysteries of the Garoon Gateway to Science for a very special evening safari.  Their state-of-the art outdoor science park is unlike any playground you have seen before.  Its various structures and exhibits invite children to explore, investigate, experiment and create. What exactly is there? Read Jennifer’s profile on Garoon Gateway to Science and the 50 different activities it holds!

Garoon Gateway to Science

JCC Chicago is a premier provider of children’s contemporary education and services, and their staff will facilitate fun activities with all our young adventurers.

Kids will be able to create tinfoil boats that they can float in the parks multiple water features. They will also provide the science of slime allowing kids to take home their own slime!

In addition to the fun activities there will be two food trucks on hand to purchase pizza and ice cream. We’ve got your evening planned! Fill their bellies and minds and take them home tired.

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Photo courtesy of JCC Chicago

Children of all ages with curious minds will discover wonder around every corner at the Garoon Gateway to Science.  Even the big kids won’t complain when you bring them along!

Busy Brains Children's Museum 2015 Fall Festival, Photo Source: Busy Brains Children's Museum on Facebook
Busy Brains Children’s Museum 2015 Fall Festival, Photo Source: Busy Brains Children’s Museum on Facebook

Our special guest, Busy Brains Children’s Museum will bring their interactive traveling exhibits that encourage learning, motor skills, and discovery.  You can support their Constructing Curiosity Capital Campaign to help open the doors to Lake County’s first children’s museum.

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We won’t let you leave empty-handed. Our presenting sponsor, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital will outfit our young explorers with sunscreen while our official snack sponsor KIND will serve their Healthy Grains Bars which contain five super grains and are gluten free and non GMO (while supplies last.)

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DON’T FORGET to bring your donations of diapers and/or wipes for The Diaper Depot (a project of Catholic Charities Lake County Services) , who will distribute these much-needed items to low-income families in our area. Opened packages are accepted.  Give a little, get a lot in return.

JCC Chicago Lake Zurich Garoon Gateway to Science

Little Lake County Playground Safari
presented by Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Outpost #2: Garoon Gateway to Science
located at the Lake County JCC
23280 N Old McHenry Road , Lake Zurich
Thursday, June 30, 2016
4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

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Disclosure: Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is the paid presenting sponsor of the Little Lake County Playground Safari 2016.  Promotional consideration has been provided to other co-sponsors in exchange for their service.



About Loralie 133 Articles
When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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