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Harvest Festival at North Park Village Nature Center

when: Oct 12, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013 at 10 a.m. to 3:00 pm

where: North Park Village Nature Center, 5901 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, Il

cost: Free

ages: All ages

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Give autumn a shout-out at one of the city’s adored nature centers. Build your own scarecrow, walk the trails to enjoy fall colors, listen to live music, make nature crafts and more.

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Say Goodbye to Trains!

when: Aug 22 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville, IL

cost: free for members; non-members, $11/general, $10/seniors (60 & up)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

All aboard for the train extravaganza! Give the TRAINS exhibit a proper bon voyage when you… read more
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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
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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
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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
American Girl

Snacks and Crafts with American Girl

when: Aug 22 at 5:30 p.m.

where: Magnificent Mile, 835 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $30/person

ages: girls 8 & up

the scoop:

Kickoff summer at the place where every little girls’ dreams come true. Enjoy a lovely… read more
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Traveling Mini Golf Offers Fun All Summer Long

when: Aug 19, 2014 - Sep 1 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Lakeview , Blaine Elementary School, 1420 W. Grace St., 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
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Watch Your Favorite Characters Come to Life

when: Aug 22 at Aug. 7 & Sept. 4, 1-2 pm.; Aug. 22 & Sept. 19, 10-11 a.m.

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

cost: $12/child

ages: All ages

the scoop:

It’s every kid’s dream to meet their favorite characters in real life. Now they can!… read more
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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
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Explore the Magic of Science

when: Aug 5, 2014 - Nov 2 at Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. June – August); Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun., noon–5 p.m.

where: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, Il

cost: $11/person; free for children under 1

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Your little scientists will get the chance to discover and explore with Science + You.… read more
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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
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We All Scream for Ice Cream

when: Aug 22 at 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

cost: $10/child

ages: 2-4

the scoop:

The BCBaby Cool Down: Ice Cream Social is a perfect way to celebrate summer with… 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
Start Developing Your Child’s Love of Music This Summer

Dance the Night Away with Fun Activities

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

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

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

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Get funky as a family at Naper Nights. With a variety of musical acts, all… read more
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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
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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
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Prepare for a Kiddie Fun Overload

when: Aug 23 - Aug 24 at noon to 10 p.m.

where: South Loop, 1300 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: suggested donation $5

ages: All ages

the scoop:

You’re definitely going to need two days to experience everything at the Kids Bash during… read more
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Hogwash: An Improvised Tall Tale

when: every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to noon

where: North Center, Bug House Theatre, 2054 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL

cost: Donations accepted

ages: 3-12

the scoop:

Hogwash is an improvised children’s show full of music, art, laughs and audience participation. At the… read more
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Traveling Mini Golf Offers Fun All Summer Long

when: Aug 19, 2014 - Sep 1 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Lakeview , Blaine Elementary School, 1420 W. Grace St., 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
Start Developing Your Child’s Love of Music This Summer

Dance the Night Away with Fun Activities

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

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

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

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Get funky as a family at Naper Nights. With a variety of musical acts, all… read more
earth-explorers

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
Dance yourself warm. Don't miss Little Miss Ann Band as they take the stage at Superkindie's first annual Spring Break Show. Both Time Out Chicago and WXRT are fans of Little Miss Ann Band. Find out for yourself how much fun it is to watch your kids rock out at this family concert.

Take a Study Break for Back to School-a-Palooza

when: Aug 23 at 2 p.m.

where: Edgebrook, 5331 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: free

ages: 5-12

the scoop:

It’s time to start the school year off right with Back to School-a-Palooza at your… read more
biomechanics

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

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