The center will offer complimentary popcorn, half-price admission to the John Dillinger Museum and the Civil War expo "Region United, Nation Divided: Civil War in the South Shore" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An Explore the South Shore: Kick Off the Summer event will be held at the Welcome Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature games, giveaways, face painting, a carnival ride and $1 train rides. A magic show begins at 1 p.m.
The first 250 families will receive a passport of savings from participating organizations, while the first 250 children will receive event bags.
The Welcome Center is located at 7770 Corinne Drive.