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Do-Division Family Fun Fest

when: Jun 1, 2013 - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

where: Wicker Park, On Division Street, from Ashland Avenue to Leavitt Street, Chicago, IL

cost: $5 suggested donation

ages: All ages

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The tot-friendly part of the Do-Division Street Fest is a fun, educational world unto itself. The Museum of Science and Industry and Shedd Aquarium are on hand with science- and aquatic-themed activities, respectively. Also enjoy the Easel Art Studio craft tent, punk rock hairstyling by Psycho Baby, cooking lessons with The Kids’ Table and more.

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To Infinity and Beyond!

when: Jul 25 at 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: Discovery Center Museum, 711 North Main St., Rockford, Il

cost: $8/non-members; free for members and children under 1

ages: All ages

the scoop:

All your little astronauts are going to love inventing their own constellations, and getting inside… read more
Do Big Top Stunts: Circus Zirkus

Do Big Top Stunts: Circus Zirkus

when: May 16, 2014 - Jul 31

where: Navy Pier , Chicago Children’s Museum, 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in museum general admission ($14/children; $14/children; free for children under 1)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Welcome ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages to the greatest little show on earth!… read more

Let Your Imagination Soar with “Seussical”

when: Jul 5, 2014 - Aug 17 at 11 a.m.; 2 p.m. (check website for more info)

where: Navy Pier , Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $18/child 12 & under; $28/adult

ages: 5 & up

the scoop:

Brace yourself for a Seuss of a good time with Seussical. Some of the most iconic… read more

Be Dazzled by Daredevils at Cirque Shanghai: Warriors

when: May 21, 2014 - Sep 1 at showtimes vary; check website for details

where: Navy Pier, Navy Pier Skyline Stage, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $19.50-$39.50 for adults; $15.50 for children ages 3-10

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Get ready for oohs and aahs. This show will impress daredevils of all ages with thrilling… read more

Touch a Stingray

when: May 23, 2014 - Sep 1 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Add-on $5/non-members; $3/members; included in the Total Experience Pass (adult/$39.95 per adult; child ages 3-11/$30.95); free for children 0-2

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Are they soft, fluffy or rough? You’ll find out what a stingray feels like during a… read more

Rodeos & More at the DuPage County Fair

when: Jul 23, 2014 - Jul 27 at 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

where: 2015 Manchester Rd. , Wheaton, Il

cost: $10/adults; $4/children (3-12) ; free for children under 3

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The DuPage County Fair might be turning 60 this year, but it’s only getting better… read more

The Exhibit That Brings Extinction to Light

when: Mar 22, 2014 - Dec 31 at Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $9/adults; $6/children 3-12; free for children under 3

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Introduce the kids to the concept of species loss at Nature’s Struggle: Survival & Extinction. The… read more

Party and Pass the Pierogis

when: Jul 25 - Jul 27 at Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Downtown Whiting on 119th Street, Whiting, In

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

There will be an International Polka Parade, and fun entertainment for the kids, but Pierogi… read more

Howdy, Partner! The Wild West Is Back

when: May 24, 2014 - Aug 23 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Donley's Wild West Town, 8512 S. Union Rd., Union, Il

cost: $16/person; children under 2 are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Ride, shoot, and take a trip back in time at Donley’s Wild West Town. This cowboy… read more
Start Developing Your Child’s Love of Music This Summer

Dance the Night Away with Fun Activities

when: Jul 25 at Jul. 25, Aug. 22 & 23, 5-10 p.m.; Jul. 26 3-10 p.m.

where: Naper Settlement, 523 South Webster St., Naperville, Il

cost: $15/adults & seniors; $10/children (ages 4-12); free for children under 4 & members

ages: All ages

the scoop:

During Naper Nights, the family will love to get funky together throughout the summer. With… read more
Overhead View of Audience

Discover the Magic of Broadway with “Godspell”

when: Jul 25 at Varies (see site for more details)

where: The Marriott Theatre , 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire , Il

cost: $45-$48/person (see website for more details)

ages: 10 & up

the scoop:

Get ready to be throughly amazed by some of the best tunes in Broadway history. Godspell is… read more

Learn About Friendship with Charlotte’s Web

when: Jul 11, 2014 - Aug 17 at 10 a.m. on select days; check website for details

where: Streeterville, Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, Il

cost: Varies (Check site for more details)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The mismatched duo, pig Wilbur and spider Charlotte, and the rest of their farm friends… read more
Chicago Kids Company- Theatre for Children (CKC) presents Chicken Little, a one-hour musical adaptation! Sing along with Chicken Little, and her friends Henny Penny, Turkey Lurkey, Loosey Goosey, and Foxy Loxy as they journey to tell the king the news.

The Sky is Falling on Chicken Little

when: Jul 25 at 10:30 a.m.

where: Morgan Park, Beverly Arts Center , 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, Il

cost: $12/person

ages: All ages

the scoop:

If your kids loved Chicken Little the movie, they will go gaga over the stage production.… read more
The Grove at Juniper and 30th

Binge on Great Bargains at This Book Fair

when: Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 27 at Thurs. & Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

where: Near North, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, Il

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

With 120,000 books for sale, The Newberry Book Fair is book-lover heaven. If you have… read more

Soar in a Hot Air Balloon & Descend in a Submarine

when: Mar 20, 2014 - Sep 1 at 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Hyde Park, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Not included in general museum entry; must buy a Museum Explorer package ($18-$27)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Plunge into the world’s eco-zones — Polar Regions, Oceans, Rain Forests, Mountains and Caves and… read more
Little Beans Cafe

Fun for Kids on a Guilt Free Date Night

when: Jul 25 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Bucktown, Little Beans Cafe, 1809 W. Webster, Chicago, Il

cost: $25 for first child; $15 for siblings

ages: 2.5 to 4.5 years

the scoop:

Spend a night out on the town while your little one enjoys a night at… read more
SAM Family Festival

Cool Tunes and Great Eats at Jeff Fest

when: Jul 25 - Jul 27 at Fri., 6-11 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-10 p.m.

where: Jefferson Park, Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $5 before 5 p.m.; $7 after 5 p.m.; $15 for all three days; free for children under 12

ages: All ages

the scoop:

With all of the awesome music and the works from juried artists, Jeff Fest is pretty… read more

Discover the Inner Workings of Plants & Animals

when: Mar 12, 2014 - Jan 4 at Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.)

where: Museum Campus, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $13-$31 for museum passes

ages: All ages

the scoop:

How do living things move, thrive and discover? Find out the exhibit “The Machine Inside: Biomechanics.”… read more

Create Your Own Candy Inspired by “Frozen”

when: Jul 25 at Jul. 21 & 23 at Algonquin; Jul. 25 at Palatine; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (session times vary check website for details)

where: Morkes Chocolates, 1890 N. Rand Rd., Palatine, Il; 2755 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin, Il

cost: $18/person

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean that the Frozen obsession will be coming to an… read more

Come for the Turkey Leg, Stay for the Jousting

when: Jul 5, 2014 - Sep 1

where: 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, Wi

cost: $23.95 adult; $11.50 child 5-12; free for children 4 & younger; $125 for a season pass

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Calling all lords and ladies: If you love to party like it’s 1499, this is… read more
Boy Playing Miniature Golf

Traveling Mini Golf Offers Fun All Summer Long

when: Jul 21, 2014 - Aug 3 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Lakeview , Lake View High School, 4015 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $8/person; $5 for second round; $15 play-all-day pass

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Mini golf is awesome, but it usually involves driving out of the city to a… read more

Travel to the Year 2096

when: May 16, 2014 - Dec 31 at showtimes daily; check website for details

where: Museum Campus, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in the Adler’s All Access Pass, available for purchase on-site: $29.95 for adults, $27.95 for seniors/students with ID & $24.95 for children (ages 3-11)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The year is 2096 and space tourism is available to everyone. Including you! Blast off… read more
Things To Do With Kids

Wicker Park Festival

when: Jul 26 - Jul 27 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

where: Bucktown/Wicker Park, North Avenue at Milwakee, Chicago, IL

cost: Donation

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

This is the festival you’ve been waiting for all year! After surviving the savage Chicago… read more

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