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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."

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Age: K-5th
Camp Shedd: School's Out
John G. Shedd Aquarium
When school is out of session during CPS non-attendance days, the learning continues at Shedd...  See more
Friday, Nov 8 & Sat, Nov 9-10am to 5pm, Sun, Nov10-12pm to 5pm
Age: All Ages
Dino Works!
Wonder Works Children's Museum
Dino Works is one of the few events older than Wonder Works..Much Older! Dino Works returns in...  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
Age: Ages 2-16
Funtopia Friday Family Fun Night
At Funtopia, we believe family relationships benefit from participating in activities together...  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
10am to Noon
Age: 0-8
Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Collecting Nature
Wonder Works Children's Museum
Young children and their adults can learn about the natural world when they collect rocks...  See more
9 am to 12 pm
Age: For ages 5 and up
School Day Off Camp
Kids Clay Room
Join us for our CPS School Day Off Camp! Children ages 5 and up make and paint clay projects...  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 for schedule
Age: All ages
36th Annual Chicago international Children's Film Festival
Multiple Locations
Kids, teens, families, and educators come together at Facets' 36th Chicago International...  See more
Age: All Ages
Nickelodeon's America's Most Musical Family
Loft Lucia
Time Out is teaming up with Nickelodeon to celebrate the launch of their brand-new family...  See more
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Age: All ages
'Twas the Night Before Christmas Exhibit
Naper Settlement
A historic look at a seminal story written in 1823 that continues to endear itself to...  See more
5 pm - 8 pm
Age: All ages
“Jamming in my Jammies” Santa HQ Kickoff Event
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Fashion Outlets of Chicago will kick off the holiday season with the return of its immersive...  See more
Hours vary. See description
Age: All ages
Santa HQ at Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Fashion Outlets of Chicago will get guests in the holiday spirit with the return of its...  See more
Holidays - Performances
See web site
Age: Best for ages 5 and up
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Lookingglass Theatre
True to his loyal and resolute nature, The Steadfast Tin Soldier returns! The Chicago Tribune...  See more
See web site
Age: All ages
Elf The Musical Jr.
Wilmette Center for the Arts
A giant elf is not just an oxymoron, but also the protagonist for the first show of the...  See more
Ongoing Exhibits
Open Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm & Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Age: All ages
Amazing Pollinators
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Take on the role of bats, bees, beetles, and butterflies in this immersive exhibit. Play games...  See more
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
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
Age: Ages 0-6
The Pigeon Comes to Chicago! A Mo Willems Exhibit
Chicago Children's Museum
Many familiar characters will be featured including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie...  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
Mondays, 11am and Fridays 11:30am
Age: 0-8
Shadow Puppet Story-Times
Wonder Works Children's Museum
Join us for this exciting adventure into story and legend with Bill our amazing story time...  See more
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
Most performances begin at 10:30am, full schedule online.
Age: PreK-4th Grade
Beauty and the Beast
AlphaBet Soup Productions at Multiple Locations
This beloved fairy tale tells the story of a courageous girl named Bella as she sets off to save...  See more
Thur-Fri 6pm, Sat 1pm
Age: Grades K-9
Disney’s The Lion King JR.
Metropolis Performing Arts Center
By kids for kids!

The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an...  See more
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Age: Ages 10 and up
La Ofrenda
Adventure Stage Chicago
After the tragic loss of his parents on 9/11, fourth grader Alex – Alejandro to his Abuela – is...  See more
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Age: Ages 7 and up
DePauls Merle Reskin Theatre
When Vanessa discovers a pink lucha libre mask, Nana Lupita tells her granddaughter about the...  See more
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Age: All ages
Madagascar - A Musical Adventure
Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of...  See more
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Age: Ages 3 and up
Winnie the Pooh
Wirtz Center at Northwestern University
Join Winnie-the-Pooh, the famous bear of very little brain, and his friends of the Hundred Acre...  See more
Veterans Day
Age: 3-10
Military Appreciation Month
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago
We invite Veteran's and Active Military to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago with their...  See more