Found out about these events from the Six Flags’ website:
HOMESCHOOL DAY — AUGUST 18th
Six Flags hosts the 16th annual Home School Day event on August 18. Enjoy a fun filled day at the park with your family and friends. A special all-you-can-eat Home School Day picnic is also available in our private picnic grove. Contact SFGAMspecialevents@sixflags.com for additional information.
CATHOLIC FAMILY DAY — August 14th
Six Flags Great America is excited to announce Catholic Family Day on Sunday, August 14th. Enjoy a fun filled day with your family and friends at Six Great America and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. In the evening join us for Mass in our Southwest Amphitheatre sponsored by the Young Adult Ministry Office – Archdiocese of Chicago. Please contact SFGAMspecialevents@sixflags.com for more information.
AUTISM AWARENESS DAY — July 30th
Six Flags Great America and the Autism Society of Illinois are proud to announce the Second Annual Autism Awareness Day.
Including the Chicago Children’s Theaters Red Kite Project. Join us in our Wilderness Theater for interactive, multi-sensory
performances courtesy of the Chicago Children’s Theaters Red Kite Project. There will also be a designated Quiet Area near the Wilderness
Theater that will provide sensory exercises for guests throughout the day from 10:00AM–5:00PM
More details on this event and special discounted tickets on the AutismIllinois site.
And, for more educational benefit from Six Flags:
Make Six Flags Great America your outdoor learning lab
Six Flags Great America is not only the entertainment capital of the world but also a unique outdoor learning lab. We have designed specific learning materials for both students and teachers that gives experiential learning a new meaning. Let Six Flags be your outdoor learning lab and use the free materials below to plan lessons and make learning fun. Whether it’s calculating (or experiencing) the velocity of the America Eagle or learning how an entertainment giant like Six Flags markets themselves.
Illinois Curriculum Standards correlations to Six Flags Rides
Wisconsin Curriculum Standards correlations to Six Flags Rides
Physics Day Teacher Manual
Physics Day Student Manual
Math and Science Day Teacher Manual
Math and Science Day Student Manual
Marketing Day Commercial Guidelines
Six Flags Great America recommended amusement park physics websites for further learning:
The Physics Classroom
The Physics of Amusement Parks
CPS Webinar Presented by Nathan Unterman for Preparation for Physics Day Field Trips
Office of Science / Physics Day Webinar – April 14, 2011
Don’t forget to use your Reading Reward free tickets before they expire.
We just enjoyed the day there yesterday and it was once again a great incentive for my kids. They look forward to it every year.