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2018 Spring Break Staycation

Join us for Spring Break Staycation, free events especially for kids 5-12 during spring break.

Wheaton College hosts a Spring Break Staycation for elementary school-aged children March 26 to 29. Join us on campus for interactive cooking and science events, a dramatic performance, and open gym time. All events are free, but registration is required for select events. Children must be accompanied by their caregivers. Contact media.relations@wheaton.edu with any questions.

Pick up a Staycation passport early in the week and receive stamps for each day’s activities!

Monday, March 26

Story Time at the Wade Center
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Wade Center | 351 E. Lincoln Ave.

Sit by the wardrobe and hear stories by and about authors C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Stories are appropriate for kids ages 3-10 and their caregivers.

Hands-on Reactions with the Wheaton Chemistry Society
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Meyer Science Center, Room 311 | 430 Howard Street

Come to the Chemistry lab to observe, touch, and experiment with several reactions that feel different than they appear and look different than what you’d expect! Although experiments will run throughout the entire two hours, the Chemistry Society requests that guests sign up to attend one thirty-minute session. Sessions will be offered at: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Registration for this event is now closed.

Tales from the Silmarillion: Great Stories Never End 
3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Wade Center, Bakke Auditorium | 351 E. Lincoln Ave.

The Marion E. Wade Center and the Wheaton College Tolkien Society present a performance of Tales from the Silmarillion: Great Stories Never End, an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion

Tuesday, March 27

Tales from the Silmarillion: Great Stories Never End 
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Wade Center, Bakke Auditorium | 351 E. Lincoln Ave.

The Marion E. Wade Center and the Wheaton College Tolkien Society present a performance of Tales from the Silmarillion: Great Stories Never End, an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion.

Open Gym in the Chrouser Sports Complex
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Chrouser Sports Complex | 603 Kenilworth Ave.


Join HoneyRock staffers in the CSC to play a game of pig, ping pong, or just run around! Check in at the front desk and grab a basketball or dodge ball to use in the gym.

Wednesday, March 28

Cooking School & Kitchen Tour with Bon Appétit
By RSVP only
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Beamer Center, North Party Room | 421 Chase St.


Join Chef John for a guided tour of the Wheaton College kitchen and bakery, and then make your own pizza and dessert! Registration for this event is now closed.

Story Time at the Wade Center
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wade Center | 351 E. Lincoln Ave.

Sit by the wardrobe and hear stories by and about authors C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Stories are appropriate for kids ages 3-10 and their caregivers.

Thursday, March 29

Tales from the Silmarillion: Great Stories Never End 
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Wade Center, Bakke Auditorium | 351 E. Lincoln Ave.

The Marion E. Wade Center and the Wheaton College Tolkien Society present a performance of Tales from the Silmarillion: Great Stories Never End, an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion.

Open Swim in the Lederhouse Natatorium
11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Chrouser Sports Complex | 603 Kenilworth Ave.


Visit the Lederhouse Natatorium for an open swim time! Although life guards will be on duty, parents should plan to swim with any children who cannot stand in the shallow end of the pool.