Top Things to do This Month – Decatur IL Moms

If You Say There’s Nothing To Do In Decatur, you need to hang out with a Decatur IL Mom!


Our May Top Picks!



1.  Music at the Museum-  May 5th & 19th – Children’s Museum of Illinois







Zippy Zoo Day with Mom at Scovill Zoo  : May 13 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm


Enjoy games, gifts (while supplies last), and animal presentations as we honor our mothers. Moms receive free admission with a paid child.


Kids Club

 May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Superheroes from the pages of Marvel comics come alive. Starring Doodles the Dragon & Granny Giggles with special guests,the Heroes of Legend cosplay of Decatur. Games, concessions, and classic cartoons. Pre-school-6th







 4.  Wildflower Hike

 May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venture into the forests and prairies with Macon County Conservation District volunteer, Jerry Sievers. Search for as many species of these beautiful spring delights as you can. Wear hiking boots. Register online by May 12.







Fairview Family Aquatic Center Opens for the Season

May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

12-5p (Mo-Th) and from 12-6p (Fr-Su). Fees are $5 (ages 3 – 17), $6 (ages 18 – 64), $5 (ages 65+), and Free (ages 2 & under with paid adult). All ages are just $4 during Friday Open Swim







6.  Decatur Park District’s Cookin’ with the Chorale: The Great Outdoors

May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  –Free

Picnic in the park and enjoy music by the Greater Decatur Chorale and special guests Christine Smith and the Millikin’s Children Choir! Directed by Ted Hesse and accompanied by Anita Gifford, the Chorale celebrates over 30 years of wonderful music and features over 70 talented vocalists! Presented by WAND-17. Open to the public. Concessions and hot grills for cooking available at 5 p.m.






Cinco De Mini!

May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm


A mini-golf fiesta for everyone! Play all the miniature golf you want and use the new ropes course! A fundraiser for the Decatur Forsyth Classic and Decatur Park District Youth Programs.










Open Gaming

May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ Coz’s

Bring a game you’d like to share, or join someone else in their game! Board, card, and dice games are welcome! All are welcome to attend, so bring a friend!






















Reoccurring Events

Music and Movement at Mt. Zion District Library is every Monday from 9:30am-10am!

A fun music program for infants (6 – 24 mo.) and their caregivers. We will sing interactive songs, investigate instruments, and learn sign language. Registration is required. Please call or come in to reserve your spot.




Baby Talk, Ages 0-4 years

If you have a child under the age of 4, you MUST go to a Baby TALK time. Besides the socialization of your children, you get socialization for YOURSELF!   BabyTALK can feel intimidating, it is a room full of moms that you may not know. But go a few times, it will soon become a weekly activity for you and your children!    You will talk about the stages and things you have going on with your child. Sing songs. Dance. And even have them read a story and play with toys. Seriously, GO!

BabyTALK Times:

Mondays 6:30pm – New Life Pregnancy Center
Tuesday 9:15am- BabyTALK Office
Tuesday 6pm – Decatur Public Library
Wednesday 9:30am – Forsyth Public Library
Thursday 10am- Decatur Public Library




Toddler Open Gym – Decatur Indoor Sports Center – Wednesdays 9am-11:30am.  $2 for crawlers+, free members

















Toddler Open Gym – Decatur Family YMCA is every Thursday from 10am-12pm.    Cost is $2 for non-members and free for members!

The YMCA will also be offering one structured activity that could include Arts/Crafts, Cooking Projects, Games and So much more!  The Decatur YMCA is located north of downtown near Decatur Memorial Hospital.




Updated 3/7/2017