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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
9:30am-10:30am
Age: Ages 2-5
Adult/Tot Open Climb
Ackerman SFC
Keep your little ones (ages 2-5) from climbing the walls at home – bring them to the indoor rock...  See more
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
10am - 5pm
Age: All ages
Butterflies & Blooms
Chicago Botanic Garden
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themselves in a...  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
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
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
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
10AM-7PM
Age: All ages
LEGO City: Report For Duty
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago
Build a rescue helicopter to race down the zip line in a quest to save the day and become a LEGO...  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
Movies start at 6:30pm
Age: All ages
Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Millennium Park
This year's Millennium Park Summer Film Series will feature films selected by local theatre...  See more
10 A.M.–NOON
Age: Ages 1-5 with caregiver
Play Day at the Farm
Lincoln Park Zoo
Early learners, join our Play Assistants for hands-on nature play activities at the...  See more
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Age: All ages
Raptors!
Lurie Garden
Observe majestic birds of prey up close and learn about their habitat, adaptations and the...  See more
3-5pm
Age: 7-8 grade
Teen Tuesday
Chicago Public Library LIttle Italy
Calling all 7th and 8th graders! Come check out the Little Italy YOUmedia every Tuesday. We have...  See more

Age: K-5th grade
AM Camp--Candyland Adventure Theme
Virtuoso Performing Arts
Our Summer Day Camps are the perfect way to keep your child entertained and enriched all summer...  See more
Full Day: 8:15-3:15 Half Day: 8:15-11:30
Age: Grades PK-9th
Bennett Day Summer Camp
Bennett Day School
Summer Camp at Bennett Day is back and better than ever! We offer a wide variety of flexible...  See more
9:00AM - 10:00 AM
Age: Ages 3-4
Children's Summer Camp - Joffrey Academy of Dance
Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet
Enroll your child in a fun-filled week of creative movement. Camps include one hour of engaging...  See more
9am - 12 pm
Age: 7-11
Code Your Own Video Games Camp
Power Up Tech Academy at Unity on The North Shore
Our popular Code Your Own Video Games camp introduces kids to the excitement and power of coding...  See more
7am-6:30pm
Age: 2-6
eXstream Summer Camp
Childrens Lighthouse North Center
Join Childrens Lighthouse’s Summer Camp for ages 2-6. Housed in our state of the art preschool...  See more
9am-3pm
Age: 6-12
Fantastic Farm Animals Day Camp
Angelic Organics Learning Center Farm Camps
Make friends with your favorite farm animals at this fun summer day camp. We’ll work in the...  See more
See web site for schedule
Age: Ages 4 -11
Flex Pass Daily Summer Art Camp
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
Your kids love our ART classess, but your Summer schedule is still up in the air... Try this...  See more
9:00AM - 10:00 AM; 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Age: Ages 3-4; 5-6
Joffrey Academy of Dance Summer Camps
Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet
Enroll your child in a fun-filled week of creative movement. Camps include one hour of engaging...  See more
M-F, 9-2
Age: 6-12
Lion King Kids Camp
Vero Voce Theater
Sign your kids up for our Lion King Kids music theatre camp! They will learn about music...  See more
9am - 12 pm & 1pm - 4 pm
Age: 6-8
Minecraft Skills & Builds Camp
Power Up Tech Academy at Unity on The North Shore
For both Minecraft lovers and newbies, this camp will rapidly expand your knowledge of the game...  See more
9am - 12 pm & 1pm - 4 pm
Age: 8-12
Minecraft World Building Camp
Power Up Tech Academy at Unity on The North Shore
A week-long adventure of designing and building a complex Minecraft world and expanding your...  See more
Varies
Age: 3-12
Pedalheads Bike Camps
Manierre Elementary School
Our learn-to-ride bike program is best known for helping kids ages two through 12 get off...  See more
Varies
Age: 3-12
Pedalheads Bike Camps
Alexander Graham Bell School
Our learn-to-ride bike program is best known for helping kids ages two through 12 get off...  See more
Varies
Age: 3-12
Pedalheads Bike Camps
Ravenswood Elementary School
Our learn-to-ride bike program is best known for helping kids ages two through 12 get off...  See more
Varies
Age: 3-12
Pedalheads Bike Camps
Dawes Elementary School
Our learn-to-ride bike program is best known for helping kids ages two through 12 get off...  See more
Varies
Age: 3-12
Pedalheads Bike Camps
Lincoln Elementary School
Our learn-to-ride bike program is best known for helping kids ages two through 12 get off...  See more
12:30-4:00pm
Age: K-5th grade
PM Camp - Disney Week
Virtuoso Performing Arts
Our Summer Day Camps are the perfect way to keep your child entertained and enriched all summer...  See more
9am-3pm(Half or Full day)
Age: Pk-8th
Summer Wonders-Buffalo Grove
Aptakisic Junior High School
Founded in 1983, The Center for Gifted offers bright, gifted and talented children and teens, a...  See more
9 am - 12 noon
Age: 7-14
Tech Summer Camps - Weekly Camps
Power Up Tech Academy
At Power Up Tech Academy this summer your child can enjoy Coding, Robotics, YouTube, Minecraft &...  See more
9:00-3:00
Age: 8-12
The Robots are Coming!
The Laboratory: Science and Story STEAM Camps
In this week-long camp, you’ll be an engineer. A trainer. An architect. An inventor. A...  See more
9am-4pm
Age: 6-13
WIP Weekly Performing Arts Camps
WIP Performing Arts
Public Speaking. Social Skills. Study Skills. Thinking Skills. Confidence. These are just some...  See more
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Age: All ages, best for ages 1-6
Wiggleworms at Gallagher Way
Gallagher Way
Join Old Town School's acclaimed Wiggleworms program on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. for a set of...  See more
Drop-In Class
Tuesdays, 4:00pm; Thursdays 12:15
Age: Ages 3 mo - 4 yrs (adult participation required)
Music with Little Parade - Tuesdays, Thursdays
Mr. Dave Music
Music with Little Parade is the best way to nurture your child’s aptitude, especially through...  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
A Pollinator’s Perspective
Chicago Botanic Garden
The most commonly known pollinators, bees and butterflies, are very important to the needs of...  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
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 house
Age: All ages
Nature Connects: Art with LEGO bricks by Sean Kenney
Morton Arboretum
Build your summer outdoors with Nature Connects: Art with LEGO bricks by Sean Kenney, opening...  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
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
Performance
See web site for schedule
Age: All ages
Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA
Soldier Field
Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases...  See more
Storytelling
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
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
Age: Best for ages 12 and up
Emma
Lifeline Theater
After a successful experiment in matchmaking, Emma Woodhouse is convinced she can do no wrong...  See more
Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 6/9 6pm, Sun 6/15 2& 6pm
Age: All ages
Honk Jr
Vero Voce Theater
Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary...  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
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: 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