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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."

Activity
Begins 30 minutes after sunset.
Age: All ages
Art on theMART
Merchandise Mart
Art on theMART is a permanent public art installation unprecendted in scale, illuminating the...  See more
During regular zoo hours
Age: All ages
Brick Safari
Brookfield Zoo
Brick Safari features more than 40 life-size animal sculptures created from millions of...  See more
See web site
Age: All ages
Chicago Riverwalk Season Celebration
Chicago Riverwalk
What better place to kick off summer in Chicago then at our award-winning Riverwalk? The...  See more
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Age: Recommended for ages 2-6
Family Explorers Backpack
Morton Arboretum
Looking for a unique experience in the Children’s Garden? Rent a self-guided family backpack and...  See more
11am to 7pm Monday-Saturday and 11am–6pm on Sundays.
Age: All ages
Field Museum Pop-Up Dig Site
Dig Site
This storefront location has been transformed into a replica dig site, complete with casts of...  See more
10am - noon
Age: Ages 0-6
Fitness for All
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago
Fitness for All activities are focused around getting and staying healthy. Whether it’s an...  See more
4:45 - 7pm
Age: Ages 8-14
Hangout Night ages 8-14
Funtopia
Funtopia is currently reaching out to youth 8 to 14 years of age to come join us on Wednesdays...  See more
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Age: All ages
LEGO Brick Play
Morton Arboretum
What will nature inspire you to build? Play and create LEGO® masterpieces in this self-guided...  See more
4-5:30 pm
Age: Ages 5 to 10
Let's Go Camping
Emily Oaks Nature Center
Prepare for a fun camping adventure at Emily Oaks! Learn how to prepare for a camping trip, care...  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
See web site for time slots
Age: Ages 6 and up; under 17 must be with adult.
Malott Family Penguin Encounter
Lincoln Park Zoo
Experience the zoo from the inside with penguins waddling right at your feet! Get a personal...  See more
3:30pm
Age: 0 to 8
Mindfulness and More
Wonder Works Children's Museum
Guided activities designed to help children develop focusing skills and strengthen...  See more
3:30pm
Age: 0 to 8
Mindfulness and More
Wonder Works Children's Museum
Guided activities designed to help children develop focusing skills and strengthen...  See more
10:30am to 4:30pm
Age: 0 to 8
Paint Covered Wednesdays
Wonder Works Children's Museum
Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime. Children use a...  See more
10:30am to 4:30pm
Age: 0 to 8
Paint Covered Wednesdays
Wonder Works Children's Museum
Paint Covered Wednesdays provide children the artistic opportunity of a lifetime. Children use a...  See more
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Age: All ages
Toad-ally Tadpoles
Morton Arboretum
Prince, frog, or toad…can you guess what our tadpoles turn into? Look at pictures, get fun...  See more
10:15 am
Age: 0-5
Tunes w/ Mr. Drew
Tiny Tunes Studio
Bring your little ones to enjoy this 45 minute musical adventure followed by instrument...  See more
Drop-In Class
4pm-6pm
Age: 5-12
School-Year Crafternoon
The Wishcraft Workshop
Every weekday at Wishcraft Workshop, with or without a reservation, with or without previous...  See more
Entertainment
See web site for schedule
Age: Ages 6 and up
Djembe! The Show
Apollo Theater
Djembe! The Show will engage audiences in a high-energy program of powerful storytelling and...  See more
Ongoing Exhibits
During regular hours
Age: All ages
“Build It!” at Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago
Kohl Children's Museum
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago celebrates the return of the popular temporary exhibit...  See more
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

Age: All ages
Animal House
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Meet the newest tree-dwelling additions to The Animal House: Corazon, the Philippine sailfin...  See more
10am-5pm
Age: All ages
From Curiosity to Science
Kenosha Public Museum
Humans are curious. This curiosity has led to collecting, scientific inquiry and the development...  See more
Noon - 4 p.m.
Age: All ages
H2-WHOA! Exhibit
Plum Creek Nature Center
“H2-WHOA!” is a fun, interactive exhibit that teaches visitors about what lies below the surface...  See more
Sun 10-6; Mon/Tues 12-6; Wed 10-6; Thu/Fri/Sat 10-8
Age: All ages
Hamilton: The Exhibition
Northerly Island
Hamilton: The Exhibition takes visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton...  See more
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wed until 8pm June 5 - Aug 28
Age: All ages
Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America Celebrating 20 years
Chicago Botanic Garden
The 7,500-square-foot Model Railroad Garden is celebrating 20 years as a family-favorite...  See more
During regular hours
Age: Ages 0-6
Sound Playground
Chicago Children's Museum
In this original exhibit, children and adults alike are invited to interact with auditory...  See more
During regular hours
Age: All ages
The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago
The Chinese American Museum of Chicago invites you to a new temporary exhibition, “The Chinese...  See more

Age: All ages
TreeHouses
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Explore the forest canopy - indoors! Set foot into an indoor tree house and explore who and what...  See more
During regular hours, ticket required for exhibit
Age: All ages
Wired to Wear
Museum of Science and Industry
Wired to Wear is the first-ever exhibit dedicated to wearable technology—smart clothing and...  See more
Storytelling
10am
Age: Ages 2-5
Poemtime
Poetry Foundation
Children ages two to five are welcome to a weekly story time that introduces poetry through fun...  See more
Theater
Most performances begin at 10:30am; see schedule online.
Age: All ages
AlphaBet Soup Productions presents The Jungle Book
Multiple Venues
Join a young boy named Mowgli as he learns the importance of friendship, family and survival...  See more
See web site
Age: Ages 2-10
Chicago Kids Company presents Princess & the Pea
Beverly Arts Center
Only a real Princess can feel a PEA under a stack of 20 mattresses! Meet Princess Penelope and...  See more
See web site for schedule
Age: Recommended for 8 and up
Jane of the Jungle
DePauls Merle Reskin Theatre
Middle school may seem like a jungle…and it might just be one in Jane of the Jungle! When Jane...  See more
See web site for schedule
Age: 10 and up
Little Shop of Horrors
Mercury Theater
Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the Drama Desk Award for...  See more
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm, though Sunday 3/31 and 4/7 are at 7:00pm only.
Age: For ages 11 and up and adults
Pinocchio
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre
The House brings to life this tall tale about telling the truth. Carved from an enchanted stump...  See more
See web site for schedule
Age: Rated PG
Roald Dahl's Matilda
Drury Lane Theater
Wonder and amazement abound with this award-winning musical. Based on the beloved novel, Roald...  See more
See web site for schedule
Age: 10 and up
West Side Story
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their...  See more
See web site for schedule
Age: All ages
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Drury Lane Theatre
Based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schulz, this charming revue of vignettes and song...  See more