Hot Happenings

Wonderland, Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
Through May 24
The beloved, poetic tale of self-actualization is brought to life with an eclectic rock soundtrack as 7-1/2 year-old Alice searches for her own inner musical voice. Read more

LEGO Build
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Sundays through September
These casual weekly builds are inspired by a new theme each month, and teach kids design principles while exploring the playful side of architecture. Read more

Goldilocks & the Three Bears
Stahl Family Theater
Through August 7
The classic story of a young girl who ventures into the woods and stumbles on a cute house with 3 bowls of porridge, 3 chairs, and 3 beds. Read more

Features & Guides

Indoor Water Parks

Museum Free Days

Play Cafes

Children's Theater

Hot Topics: From the Blog
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May 22, 2015
Superhero Birthday Parties
These Superhero themed birthday parties will make your little ones feel like true heroes.
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May 12, 2015
Summer 2015: 50 FREE Family Friendly Things to Do This Summer in Chicago and the Suburbs
See our BIG list of 50 FREE Family Friendly Things to Do This Summer!
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May 06, 2015
Can't-Miss May Events
Mark your calendars for these Must-Do events taking place this month!
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April 28, 2015
Mother's Day 2015
Celebrate Mother's Day by spending time with Mom for her special day, or by making a special craft or gift for her in time for the holiday.
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April 14, 2015
April Family Theater
There are some great family-friendly theater productions taking place in April.
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April 08, 2015
Chicago Family Friendly Events and Activities for Earth Day
Celebrate the planet with these kid-friendly Earth Day events and activities taking place in the Chicagoland area.
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March 15, 2015
Chicago Kids 2015 Summer Camp Guide
The Chicago Kids Camp Guide will help you find the perfect camp for your little one this summer.
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February 18, 2015
Robot and Science Birthday Parties
We've got a hot list of the best robotic and science birthday parties in the Chicagoland area, either in your home or on-site.
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January 08, 2015
Indoor Play Cafes and Play Spaces
These play cafes and spaces offer little ones a great atmosphere to expore while moms can sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee or snack.
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October 02, 2014
2014-2015 Children's Theater Season
See our picks for the top family friendly plays taking place this Fall.
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July 23, 2014
Family Friendly Weekend Getaways Near Chicago
Find a destination for a weekend getaway with kids that's driving distance from Chicago.
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Children's Theater Guide Children's Theater Guide
Local theater productions for kids
There are many Chicago children's theater productions that are perfect for kids and their families. Check out our Chicago children's theater listings page for info on current and upcoming shows.

Party Planning Chicago Children's Party Guide
A guide to children's party resources, locations and supplies
Planning a child's birthday party can be a major event - make sure it doesn't become a major headache! Use our party guide to find all of your party needs, including entertainers, venues, supplies and more.

What's Hot What's Hot
Our monthly picks for fun family events
Get the scoop on the hottest Chicago family and children's events and activities! We're highlighting fun events every month so that you can keep up with the best family activities that Chicago has to offer.

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Chicago Family Resources
Our resource guide is packed with information on the best Chicago kids shopping and services, classes and activities, children's parties, camps and more. We've compiled some great resources, including family and children's guides to Chicago and Chicago party planning information.

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