From Dinos to Percy Jackson: 5 MacKID Event Picks This Week

All your family fun Oct. 4-11

By Macaroni KID October 3, 2023

This week, prepare to be transported to magical realms, journey back in time, and explore rich histories and creative worlds — all from the comfort of your own home!

Here are our five picks for can't-miss events this week:

1. Go on an Epic Percy Jackson Quest

Join Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan for a free virtual event as he talks about his newest Percy Jackson book, The Chalice of the Gods. You’ll have a chance to ask Rick your questions and learn more about the upcoming TV series, his magical universe, and how he creates his characters. Oct. 5

2. Ask a Paleontologist Questions 

Ever wonder what its like to be a Paleontologist? Here's your chance to find out! Talk to a real paleontologist at this free and virtual program about what the day-to-day of the job looks like, and the challenges of learning about things that do not exist anymore. Oct. 6

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3. Honor Indigenous Peoples Day

Honor and recognize the native people who originally inhabited our lands. Use this map to find out the Native groups that called your area home and learn more about them. Oct. 9

4. Enjoy a Storytime With a Librarian

Join the River Forest Library YouTube channel for a virtual storytime program for young children. Oct. 10

5. Celebrate Fossil Day With Free Dino Events All Day

Join Jurassic Quest® baby dinosaurs and trainers for live virtual and FREE play sessions to celebrate National Fossil Day! Each interactive virtual session will include about 30 minutes of live, family-friendly fun. Kids are encouraged to come in costume and bring along their favorite dinos!

See the dinosaurs in person! 
Use promo code MACKID to save up to 25% on Jurassic Quest tickets!