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We've added NEW categories for Virtual Classes, Virtual Events, and Take Home / Pick Up Activities.

Options from Chicago-based providers are listed first, so that you can support our local kid-friendly businesses during these tough times - let's give them lots of love!

Note that event information changes often these days, so always confirm your event before "attending."

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Age: All ages
Valentine's Day Family Workshop
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
Get ready for Valentine's Day at our annual Family Workshop! Decorate cookies, make Valentines...  See more
See web site
Age: For parents
City Garden Waldorf School Open House
City Garden
We are currently beginning our admission process for the 2019-2020 school year. The following is...  See more
Age: All Ages
Critter Connection
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Snakes, turtles, salamanders...more than 50 animal species reside in our lab. Get up close with...  See more
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends
Age: All ages
Enchanted Railroad
Morton Arboretum
This annual event will feature a large-scale platform complete with two levels - ideal for even...  See more
2:00 to 2:15
Age: All Ages
First Flight Butterfly Release
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Join us every day at 2pm in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged...  See more
See web site for schedule
Age: Ages 2 and up
FORTS! Build Your Own
Filament Theatre
Enter a world of play and creation as Filament Theatre transforms into a play-space for children...  See more
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Age: All ages
Gnome Globes
Morton Arboretum
After taking a hike through the Children’s Garden to hunt for all of the hiding gnomes, create a...  See more
Mon-Th Noon - 8pm; Fri noon - 10pm; Sat/Sun 10am-9pm
Age: All ages
Ice Skating at Millennium Park
Millennium Park McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Take a spin on the ice during the 18th season of this Chicago winter tradition. Skating is FREE...  See more
1:00 to 1:15
Age: All Ages
Live Animal Feeding
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the...  See more
During regular hours
Age: All ages
The Lego Movie Days
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago is hosting the ultimate celebration of the new THE LEGO®...  See more
All reservations are
Age: Ages 4 and up
Vanille Afternoon Tea
Vanille Hyde Park
Join Vanille for a French inspired afternoon tea experience with signature pastries, scones and...  See more
12pm, 2pm or 4pm
Age: Ages 4 and up
Vanille Afternoon Tea
Vanille Lincoln Park
Join Vanille for a French inspired afternoon tea experience with signature pastries, scones and...  See more
See web site
Age: All ages
Waukegan Pop-Up Museum from Kohl Children's Museum
Urban Edge
Sat & Sun, Feb 3 – 25: 12 – 4 p.m.
Thu, Feb 15: 5 – 7 p.m.
Sat, Feb 17: ArtWauk Family...  See more
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Age: All ages
Winter Play
Morton Arboretum
Join us in the Children's Garden for winter time fun! We'll set out activities to complement the...  See more
Drop-In Class
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Age: 5-12 with Adult
Hands on History: Wildlife in Color
Des Plaines History Center
Peggy Macnamara, artist-in-residence at the Field Museum, will have a show of her artwork at the...  See more
10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m
Age: All ages
$5 Disney Classics
Marcus Addison
Relive the magic of your favorite Disney classics during Marcus Theatres’ Enchanted Tales film...  See more
Sat 10:30am, 2:00pm, 5:30pm; Sun 10:30am, 2:00pm, 5:30pm
Age: All ages
Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic!
The Chicago Theatre
Elmo is inspired to learn a magic trick when he meets magician extraordinaire Justin, who has...  See more
4-8 p.m.
Age: All Ages
Winter Chilly Fest
Emily Oaks Nature Center
Join us for some old-fashioned winter fun and food! Enjoy a cozy indoor chili dinner in our...  See more
Ongoing Exhibits
During regular hours
Age: All ages
Amplified Chicago Blues
Chicago History Museum
Southern black migrants brought the blues to Chicago, where the music helped them forge...  See more
During regular hours
Age: Ages 2-12
Chagall for Children
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Get hands-on with the works of master artist Marc Chagall this winter! At Chagall for Children...  See more
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Saturday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Age: Ages 0-6
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit
DuPage Children's Museum
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit brings to life the themes presented in the...  See more
During regular hours
Age: All ages
Mr. Akeley's Movie Camera
The Field Museum of Natural History
Carl Akeley—best known as “the father of modern taxidermy” and for works like the fighting...  See more
All Day
Age: All Ages Welcome
This Land is Your Land
Navy Pier
Public Art Installation In partnership with EXPO CHICAGO, Navy Pier will be the feature location...  See more
During regular hours
Age: All ages
Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails!
Discovery Center Museum
Come play with Thomas and his friends and explore our newest exhibition Thomas & Friends™:...  See more
See web site for schedule and to make reservations.
Age: Ages 12 and up
The Magic Parlour
Palmer House Hotel
The Magic Parlour is performed for just 40 guests, giving everyone an extraordinary up-close...  See more
11:00 to 11:30
Age: Children Ages 0-5
Story Time
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Head to Hands on Habitat to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep...  See more
Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm
Age: All ages
A Year with Frog and Toad Kids
Wilmette Park District
You can cozy up with the treasured characters from Arnold Lobel’s FROG AND TOAD literature...  See more
See web site for times
Age: PreK - 4th grade
James and the Giant Peach
AlphaBet Soup Productions at Multiple Locations
When James is sent to chop down an old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which launches a...  See more
11 am and 2 pm
Age: Ages 3 and up
Junie B. Jones, The Musical
Citadel Theatre
Citadel Theatre Company, an Equity-affiliated professional company performing in Lake Forest...  See more
Age: All ages show particularly great for ages 4-14.
The Greatest Story Never Told
Under the Gun Theater

A narrator walks on stage and finds a...  See more
Saturdays & Sundays at 11am & 1pm
Age: 5 and up. Children under 2 are not permitted.
We Found A Hat
Lifeline Theater
Saturdays & Sundays at 11am & 1pm

Deep in the desert, two tortoises find each other...  See more
11:30AM, plus 9:30am Feb 2 and 3; see web site.
Age: 8 & Up
X-Marks the Spot
Chicago Children's Theatre
X-Marks the Spot is an interactive experience with sounds and voices, and touchable and scented...  See more
Valentine’s Day
Age: 9+
Battle Cupcake: Valentine's Day Edition (Ages 9+)
Taste Buds Kitchen
Come enjoy everyone’s favorite sweet escape where we’ll put your culinary creativity to the...  See more
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Age: All Ages
MADE - A Brand New Valentine’s Day Art Market
Morgan Manufacturing
From art to food, clothing to lotions, jewelry to home décor, everything at the show is made by...  See more
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Age: Ages 2-12
Valentine's Day Family Workshop
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
Get ready for Valentine's Day at our Family Workshop. Includes cookie decorating, card making...  See more
Age: 2-8 w/ caregiver
Valentine's Heart Cupcakes (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver)
Taste Buds Kitchen
Join us as we celebrate the season of LOVE the best way we know how, with our delicious red...  See more
1-4 p.m.
Age: All ages
Valentine’s Day Kinderfest at Hofbräuhaus Chicago
Hofbrauhaus Chicago
Hofbräuhaus Chicago will host a special “Valentine’s Day” Kinderfest on Sunday, February 10 from...  See more
Age: Ages 0-5
XOXO Playdate
Sod Room
Love is in the air! Come play your hearts out at our XOXO Playdate! The Valentine themed morning...  See more