Naper Settlement

August Highlights

Naperville Plays! and Sheep Sunday

Naperville Plays is hosted in August at Naper Settlement. Joining our Animals, Animals! theme is the Naperville Public Library and the DuPage Children’s Museum. Families will enjoy a fun afternoon of sheepherding demonstrations, animal tales and hands-on activities. Naperville Plays! and Sheep Sunday will take place Sun., August 6, from 1 to 4PM. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and $8 for youth (4-12). Naperville residents with proof of residency, Naper Settlement and DuPage Children’s Museum members, and children under 4 are free.

Sweet Treat Sunday

Admission to our museum includes free ice cream from Colonial Cafe, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Between 2 and 3:30PM, the first 300 guests will be treated to free ice cream! Sweet Treat Sunday will take place August 13 from 1 to 4PM. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and $8 for youth (4-12). Naperville residents with proof of residency, children under 4 and Naper Settlement members are free.

Third Thursday Thinkers

Experience history through your senses as you take your young thinker on a museum adventure. The theme of this month’s program is Pioneer Life. Children will learn about the pioneer experience in Illinois, play traditional games, trade for goods and make a wooden bead bracelet. Third Thursday Thinkers will take place August 17. The program welcomes children ages 2-5 from 10:30 to 11AM and children ages 5-7 from 2 to 2:30PM. This program is free with museum admission.

Naper Nights Community Concert Series

Naper Nights sets the stage for one last weekend of concerts this August. Experience a weekend full of great rock music, delicious food and cold drinks! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music under the stars on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement. Friday, August 18, will showcase Synchronicity, a Police tribute band; followed by Naper Nights favorite, Landslide, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Don’t miss the last night of the series on Saturday, August 19 showcasing some tribute powerhouses. Opening will be Simply Billy, a tribute to Billy Joel’s incredible songwriting and vocals. Closing the night, will be Bruce in the USA with their high-energy and spot-on musical performance of Bruce Springsteen & the E St. Band. Stop by early to see local musicians perform from School of Rock. Food will be provided by Nando’s Peri-Peri Chicken. Gates are open from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults and $10 youth (ages 4-12). No outside food or beverages are allowed. Free admission for members and children under four. For more info visit www.napernights.org.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Picnic

Bring your lunch and experience this rare solar eclipse in a prime spot on the main green at Naper Settlement! Solar Eclipse Viewing Picnic will take place on Monday, August 21 from 11AM to 2PM. Hear stories about past eclipses in history at noon and 1PM. Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided for free through the Adler Planetarium. Admission is $5 per person. Naperville residents with proof of residency, children under 4 and members are free. NOTE: Eclipse viewing can be dangerous. For more info, visit eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.

Playscape Readers

Find a seat on the quilt for an engaging story time featuring changing seasonal themes. Playscape Readers will take place on August 30. Story time for children ages 2-5 is at 11AM and story time for children ages 5-7 is at 1PM. This program is free with museum admission.

History comes to life at Naper Settlement, Chicagoland’s outdoor history museum, located at 523 S. Webster St. in Naperville. Visit www.napersettlement.museum or call (630) 420-6010 for tickets and info.