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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
10AM-7PM
Age: Toddlers
Little Playtimes
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago
Mini LEGO® builders can enjoy BIG fun at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center every Tuesday morning 10:00...  See more
7 a.m.-sunset
Age: All ages
Troll Hunt
Morton Arboretum
There have been reports of troll sightings in the woods of The Morton Arboretum! Six colossal...  See more
See schedule
Age: Ages 18 months - 15
Weekly Cooking Classes
Oui Chef
Each week we will discuss a new topic and practice a new skill and recipe, building the...  See more
Camp - Short Run/Drop In
4:00-5:30
Age: 5-11
Fall ART in the Park
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
ART Supplies, backpack and t-shirt included! Take a break from online learning and meet our...  See more
Drop-In Class
4:15pm-5pm
Age: 3rd-6th Grade
Beginner Circus Arts: 3rd-6th Grade
Actors Gymnasium
Experience all things acrobatic in our Circus Arts classes! Each week includes training in the...  See more
4pm-4:45pm
Age: 3rd-6th Grade
Intermediate Circus Arts: 3rd-6th Grade
Actors Gymnasium
Experience all things acrobatic in our Circus Arts classes! Each week includes training in the...  See more
5pm-5:45pm
Age: 7th-9th Grade
Intermediate Circus Arts: 7th-9th Grade
Actors Gymnasium
Experience all things acrobatic in our Circus Arts classes! Each week includes training in the...  See more
9:30am or 10:30am
Age: 0-6 yrs
IRL Music Pups®
The Music Playhouse of Chicago
Your favorite in-person Music Playhouse classes are BACK! Join us OUTSIDE in the Garden at the...  See more
1:30-2:30pm
Age: 5-10 yrs
Kids Can Cook
The Kids Table - Lakeview
Under guidance from the City of Chicago, we're THRILLED to welcome you back into our space for...  See more
10:45-11:45am
Age: 5-10 yrs
Kids Can Cook
The Kids Table - Lakeview
Under guidance from the City of Chicago, we're THRILLED to welcome you back into our space for...  See more
5:15-6:16pm
Age: 11-14 yrs
Teens Can Cook
The Kids Table - Lakeview
Under guidance from the City of Chicago, we're THRILLED to welcome you back into our space for...  See more
Fall Fun
See web site
Age: All ages
Fall Fun at All Seasons Apple Orchard
All Seasons Apple Orchard-Pumpkin Patch
Stop by to pick your own apples in our orchard or play in our Barnyard. Spend the day exploring...  See more
See web site
Age: All ages
Richardson Adventure Farm Fall Fun
The Richardson Farm
Establish your family "basecamp" in our shaded picnic area, and from there, everyone can find...  See more
Ongoing Exhibits
During regular hours
Age: All ages
Dinos Everywhere!
Brookfield Zoo
Over 40 animatronic dinosaurs that are BIGGER and BADDER than ever before have arrived at...  See more
During regular hours
Age: School age
Future Energy Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry
This exhibit is an in-depth experience focused on tomorrow’s energy landscape—and the...  See more
During regular hours
Age: All ages
Little Clint – The Story of a Baby Dinosaur
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
This permanent exhibit tells the story of a young dinosaur from his hatching during the...  See more
Timed entry with ticket required
Age: All ages
Monet and Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
When Monet’s paintings first appeared alongside his contemporaries’ in a Chicago gallery in...  See more
During regular hours
Age: All ages
Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze
Museum of Science and Industry
Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze is an interactive and immersive new permanent exhibit at the...  See more
During regular hours
Age: All ages
Polar Play Zone
John G. Shedd Aquarium
What would you like to be? A sleek sliding penguin? A deep-sea explorer? How about both? In...  See more
Virtual Classes - Chicago Based
4:00 pm
Age: 2-5 years
Art & Adventure with Bubbles Academy
Zoom-Bubbles Academy
Grab some art supplies that you have on hand - we’ll make a prop and take it on an adventure...  See more
10:00 am
Age: 2-5 years
Art + Adventure
Zoom
Grab some art supplies that you have on hand - we’ll make a prop and take it on an adventure...  See more
3pm-3:45pm
Age: 3rd-6th Grade
Beginner Circus Arts ONLINE: 3rd-6th Grade
Online
Experience all things acrobatic in our Circus Arts classes! Each week includes training in the...  See more
Various
Age: All ages
Buddha Belly Kids Virtual Yoga
Online
Bring the whole family or yoga with your siblings! Yoga is about building confidence...  See more
11:00 am
Age: 15 months- 4 years
Circle Time
Zoom
Join us for a virtual circle time with the Bubbles Academy team! Singing, dancing and learning...  See more
10:00 am
Age: 1-4 years
Circle Time with Bubbles Academy
Zoom-Bubbles Academy
Join us for a virtual circle time with the Bubbles Academy team! Singing, dancing and learning...  See more
Schedule varies
Age: All ages
Cocoon Care Yoga Classes
Web site
Prenatal and Mom yoga classes are offered nearly every day. Register for classes, events or...  See more
9:00 am
Age: 0-5 years
Family Music & Movement
Zoom
Get movin' & groovin' with us in a Virtual Family Music & Movement class! Recommended for ages...  See more
9:00 am
Age: 0-5 years
Family Music & Movement with Bubbles Academy
Zoom-Bubbles Academy
Get movin' & groovin' with us in a Virtual Family Music & Movement class! Recommended for ages...  See more
4-4:30pm
Age: Ages 9-14
Four Point Play Basketball Drill Series
YouTube
Four Point Play presents a fun and exciting virtual experience with a mixture of exercises and...  See more
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Age: Ages 3 - 5
Free Online Musical Theater Class
The Stage School - Online
Try class FREE on Tuesday, September 15! Spark your preschooler's imagination in this intro to...  See more
1pm and any time
Age: All ages
FREE Taste Buds Kitchen At-Home Cooking Club
Taste Buds Kitchen web site
During this difficult time for our country and the world, we want to spread love by creating a...  See more
4pm central
Age: 5-15 years
Fun with Collage
Unicoi Art Studio
th color, texture and interesting materials. We'll be cutting, pasting, drawing, painting and...  See more
Daily, times vary
Age: All ages
Hi-Five Sports @ Home
Hi Five Sports Zone Northbrook Court
Hi-Five Sports @ Home are classes that focus on in-home PE Enrichment and most importantly…...  See more
4pm-4:45pm
Age: 3rd-6th Grade
Intermediate Circus Arts ONLINE: 3rd- 6th Grade
Online
Experience all things acrobatic in our Circus Arts classes! Each week includes training in the...  See more
Flexible
Age: Ages 6-13
Introduction to Coding with Codeverse
Online
Get introduced to the world of coding through our free online Introduction to Coding...  See more
Any time
Age: 3 and up
Kidlates - Core Method Pilates for Kids
Web site
Do your kids need a fun and engaging way to burn some energy at home, while helping with...  See more
Tues - Friday 1pm-5pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am-2pm
Age: K - Grade 12
Mathnasium@Home
Mathnasium
Developed and tested over a three year period, Mathnasium@Home is designed to replicate our...  See more
9am
Age: Ages 3-7
Miss Megan's Camp Kindergarten
Facebook
I will Facebook Live a “Morning Meeting” to get your 3-7 year old’s day started! We will do...  See more
See options
Age: K-12
Online STEM Programs
Digital Adventures
Digital Adventures’ offers all ages and skill levels engaging, instructor-guided, live-streamed...  See more
10am
Age: Best for ages 7 and up
Play-Along in Wishcraft's Virtual Workshop
Online
Play-Along in the Virtual Workshop Mondays-Thursdays 10am and 1130am(central)! We’re all in the...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Power Up Tech Academy: Online Minecraft & Coding for Kids
Online
Online Minecraft & Coding for Kids. A great escape when you're stuck inside! Power Up Tech...  See more
Any time
Age: Ages 8 and up
Private Music Lessons with School of Rock Chicago West
Zoom
School of Rock Chicago West is offering special rates on private lessons!

- 50% off a...  See more
4pm-5pm
Age: 3rd -9th Grade
Recycled Puppet Circus: ONLINE
Online
Ignite your imagination and discover the magic in everyday objects. Build your very own puppet...  See more
Any time
Age: 1-5 years
Rock 'n' Kids is Rockin' at Home
YouTube
Rock 'n' Kids is Rockin' at Home! Join our virtual classes to sing, dance and play while staying...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Science at Home from Museum of Science and Industry
Web site
Keep learning in place and at your pace with science activities and topics you can access...  See more
Noon
Age: Ages 3-6
Social Sing & Jam
Zoom
Join Ms. Alyssa from Dynamic Lynks in an interactive Zoom class for early childhood development...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Stages Performing Arts Virtual Classes
Facebook
Check out the YouTube channel for virtual baby music classes, musical theater classes, and more...  See more
Sat 9:30, Tues and Wed 10am
Age: All ages
Stomp and Shout
Instagram
Join us on Instagram Live! We're starting streaming classes on Saturday! We have many PreSchools...  See more
10 am & 3 pm
Age: 2 to 8 years
Stories & Dances with Bollywood Groove
Zoom
Story & Dance time with Bestselling author, Ajanta Chakraborty!

Listen to fun stories...  See more
10am, 11am & 12pm
Age: All ages
Tunes with Tim - Virtual Kids Music Classes
Monica+Andy Online
Tim uses his wide repertoire of original & classic songs – from nursery rhymes to Beatles tunes...  See more
4-5PM
Age: Ages 7-14
Virtual Broadway Dance Class
Gingersnap Performing Arts on Zoom
Join GingerSnap Performing Arts every Tuesday at 4PM CDT for Virtual Broadway Dance Class! $10...  See more
1:30-2:30pm
Age: 5-10 yrs
Virtual Kids Can Cook
The Kids' Table Virtual Cooking Classes
Join us for a Let's Lunch menu! With interactive instruction from our skilled instructors, young...  See more
4:30-5:30pm
Age: 5-10 yrs
Virtual Kids Can Cook
The Kids' Table Virtual Cooking Classes
Join us for a Fabulously Fall menu! With interactive instruction from our skilled instructors...  See more
5:30-7:30pm
Age: 7-10 yrs
Virtual Kids Supper Club
The Kids' Table Virtual Cooking Classes
New this Fall! Let the kids take over the kitchen and take on dinner duty! In these 2-hour...  See more
4:00-6:00pm
Age: 11-14 yrs
Virtual Teen Supper Club
The Kids' Table Virtual Cooking Classes
New this Fall! Let the kids take over the kitchen and take on dinner duty! In these 2-hour...  See more
3:00-4:00pm
Age: 11-14 yrs
Virtual Teens Can Cook
The Kids' Table Virtual Cooking Classes
Join us for a Fabulously Fall menu. With interactive instruction from our skilled instructors...  See more
12:00-1:00pm
Age: 11-14 yrs
Virtual Teens Can Cook
The Kids' Table Virtual Cooking Classes
Join us for a Let's Lunch menu! With interactive instruction from our skilled instructors, young...  See more
10:30-11:30am
Age: 2-4 yrs
Virtual Tots Can Cook
The Kids' Table Virtual Cooking Classes
Join us for a Let's Lunch menu! With interactive instruction from our skilled instructors, young...  See more
Various Times
Age: Ages 6 mo - 5 years
Wiggleworms at Home
Old Town School online
Have all the fun, giggles, and music of Wiggleworms streamed right into your home. Our seasoned...  See more
Virtual Classes - National
CST: Tues 4pm, Wed - Fri 10am
Age: Ages 0-6
Bilingual Birdies Zoom Classes
Zoom
Experience the bilingual magic from home with virtual classes for kids up to age...  See more
Any time
Age: Best for ages 7-15
CodaKid
online
CodaKid is a kids coding platform that teaches kids how to use real programming languages and...  See more
2-5pm CST
Age: Ages 5-17
Dungeons & Dragons Online
Brooklyn Game Lab Zoom
Dungeons & Dragons, run by Brooklyn Game Lab, is a fantasy role-playing game set in an imaginary...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Florida Aquarium SEA SPAN
Web site
The Florida Aquarium is posting live videos that are available to view any time to show what...  See more
1pm CST
Age: All ages
Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Online
Schools may be closed but Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom is open. Tune in to @LincolnCenterNYC...  See more
Times vary
Age: 5-14
Virtual STEAM Challenges from Challenge Island - Oakland County West
Online
Looking to beat quarantine boredom? Sign your kids up for this! -

Challenge Island -...  See more
Varies
Age: Ages 7-19
Virtual Tech Camps from iD Tech
Online
Whether you're on spring break or enduring a school closure, our online courses are the perfect...  See more
Virtual Events - Chicago Based
Any time
Age: All ages
Art with Ms. Choate
YouTube
Ms. Choate is a Chicago art teacher who is hosting a free daily online art class. New story...  See more
11-11:30am
Age: All ages
Brookfield Zoo Chats - Live
Facebook Live
Looking for ways to make your kids' time at home entertaining and educational? Or just need a...  See more
11am and 2pm CST
Age: Ages 3-12
Creative Play with Mrs. Cunningham
Bennett Day School Live
With school closures leaving many parents struggling with the realities of remote learning...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Frederick Douglass: Agitator
Online: American Writers Museum
Online: visitors can see the content from the exhibit, learn about Douglass’ use of portraiture...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Frederick, A Virtual Puppet Performance
Chicago Children's Theatre YouTube
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago Children’s Theatre, the city’s largest...  See more
11am
Age: All ages
Little Linguist Spanish Storytime Live
Facebook Live
Join Little Linguists on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am for a Spanish Storytime.  See more
You choose
Age: All ages
Live Princess or Superhero Chats
Google Hangouts
Royal Princess Parties LIVE Chat with a Princess OR Superhero. We conduct our live chat...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Miss Katie Sings
Instagram
Miss Katie is an early childhood music teacher creating fun videos for your little ones during...  See more
4-5pm
Age: All ages
Online Soccer Training
Online: West Loop Soccer Club
West Loop Soccer offers free online soccer training from 4-5pm, weekdays.  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
That's Weird Grandma: House Par-Tay
Patreon online
Now in its 19th year, That’s Weird, Grandma features adaptations of stories written during...  See more
4:00 - 4:30pm
Age: All ages
Uplifting Sing-a-Long
Facebook Live
Join the amazing music therapists from Dynamic Lynks for a social sing-a-long to promote...  See more
Virtual Events - National
2pm and 5pm CST
Age: All ages
Charlie's Corner Live Story Time
YouTube
Charlie’s Corner is an independent neighborhood bookstore in San Francisco carrying a wide...  See more
1pm CST
Age: All ages
Philly Zoo at 2 (1pm CST)
Facebook Live
Get an insider’s look at the Zoo during our Philly Zoo at 2 Facebook Live series and virtually...  See more
11am
Age: All ages
The Nature Naturalist LIVE
Facebook Live
Join the Nature Naturalist live Mondays – Fridays at 11am and learn about her critters! Mondays...  See more
5:00pm CST
Age: 11+
Virtual Character & Leadership Discussions for Youth
Virtual
Parents! We know that this summer has been an unprecedented time. Through our new virtual...  See more