Fancy Nancy the Musical Broadway Playhouse Through August 23 See More
Disney's The Little Mermaid Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Jul 10 - Aug 16 See More
Robot Revolution Museum of Science and Industry May 21 - Jan 10 See More
Family Drop In Chicago Botanic Garden Sat/Sun thru Sept 30 See More

Spotlight Activity

If your family is looking for high-quality child care or an educational program to help prepare children for kindergarten, Kiddie Academy is the place to start! Kiddie Academy locations in Batavia, Naperville, Oswego, Plainfield and Streamwood are hosting several family-friendly events this month to showcase their amazing program. It’s a great time to have fun and learn more!

Hot Topics: From the Blog

July 16, 2015

Pinocchio Delights Young Audiences

Pinocchio is now playing at the Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences.

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July 15, 2015

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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June 11, 2015

Outdoor Pools and Water Play

Find the best outdoor pools and water play spots in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

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June 11, 2015

Summer 2015 Must-See Kids Concerts

Make your calendars for these can't-miss kids concerts, taking place around the Chicago area this summer.

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June 01, 2015

Best Ice Cream Spots for Kids in the Chicago Area

Summer's here and the time is right to indulge with a tasty ice cream treat.

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May 28, 2015

Best Chicago Area Outdoor Nature Destinations

Find an outdoor Nature destination in the Chicagoland area where you can hike, explore and spot native animals.

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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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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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