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Catch the Leprechaun Story Hunt

Trailside Museum building in River Forest

Date & Time:

Sat, Mar 6 - Mon, Mar 8 • 9 am - 4 pm


Trailside Museum of Natural History
738 Thatcher Ave
River Forest, IL 60305 (view web map)


Calling all kids! We need your help catching the Leprechaun that has been spotted running around River Forest. Join us on an outdoor Story Hunt, based on the book How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace. Reading the posted story page and solving the clues will lead you to the next page of the story, and possibly to a new location in River Forest for the next clue. If you solve all the clues, you will reach the “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”, and will get the chance to use your trap to catch the Leprechaun and receive a reward! Story Hunt locations include several River Forest Park District locations, Trailside Museum, and the River Forest Public Library.

Be sure to stop at Trailside’s Nature Play area to find all the materials you need to build your own leprechaun trap.

All participants are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. 


  • 708-366-6530
  • trailside.museum@cookcountyil.gov