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Kidical Mass

when: May 27, 2013 at 11:00 am

where: Hyde Park, Meet at Harold Washington Park Playlot, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago, IL

cost: Free

ages: All ages

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Set off on a bike ride with other adventuresome families. This ride loops through Hyde Park and clocks in at around four miles — most of them through quiet neighborhood streets. Trail-a-bikes, child trailers and child seats welcome. Training wheels, too.

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Thursday, August 28

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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
natures-struggle

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
Los Peñasquitos Ranch House

Fun For Everyone During Family Night Out

when: every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Edgewater, Broadway Armory Park, 1210 W. Rosedale 60660, Chicago, Il

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Thursdays are going to be a whole lot more awesome this summer. Head to Edgewater… read more
Boy Playing Miniature Golf

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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Ride and Rock During Buffalo Grove Days

when: Aug 28 - Sep 1 at Thurs., 6-10:30 p.m.; Fri., 5-midnight; Sat., 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Mon., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

where: 50 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove, Il

cost: free; check website for carnival prices

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Take a trip and enjoy a five-day super fest with Buffalo Grove Days. Feel the… 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
For the budding age 1 artist to the masters at age 6, your family will enjoy an end-of-summer CREATIVE PLAY PARTY! Free to attend! Enjoy the following at Bubbles Academy … - Art Studio Experience: collaborative mural, sensory projects and hands-on creativity stations with intriguing tools & materials. - Open Play in the fantastical Meadow Room. - Live Music Concert at 3:30 p.m. with Miss Lauren! Classic Kids Photography will be on-site hosting 30-minute "Free To Be Me" photo shoots. This is a time where a child’s special character and individuality can shine bright. 100% of proceeds to benefit PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. Visit http://www.bubblesacademy.com/blog/free-open-art-studio-day/ for details.

Create a Masterpiece During Open Art

when: Aug 28 at 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Goose Island, Bubbles Academy, 1504 N. Fremont St., Chicago, IL

cost: free

ages: 1-6

the scoop:

Spend your afternoon exploring your mini Monet’s creative spirit during an Open Studio Art Day. Little… 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
Neighborhood Guides Things to do with Kids

Free Open Art Studio Day

when: Aug 28 at 2:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m

where: Lincoln Park, Bubbles Academy, 1504 N Fremont Street, Chicago, IL

cost: Free

ages: 0-6

the scoop:

For the budding age 1 artist to the masters at age 6, your family will… read more

Come for the Turkey Leg, Stay for the Jousting

when: July 5-Sept 1 every Saturday, Sunday & Labor Day from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

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
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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
cirque-shanghai

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
adler-destination-solar

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
cirque-shanghai

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
stingrays-shedd

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
natures-struggle

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
Boy Playing Miniature Golf

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
Join Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District for free summer fun at its Concerts & Theater in the Park series. Buy food and beverages at the park, or bring a picnic. Original Practice Shakespeare Festival presents “The Taming of the Shrew” using the techniques of Shakespeare's time – limited rehearsal; an onstage prompter; fast-paced, energetic acting; and lots of audience interaction.

Experience Love and Comedy During Shakespeare in the Park

when: Aug 29 - Aug 31 at 7 p.m.

where: Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton, Il

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Spend an evening in the park with a raucous Shakespearian comedy. Love’s Labours Lost is… read more
experiment

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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Ride and Rock During Buffalo Grove Days

when: Aug 28 - Sep 1 at Thurs., 6-10:30 p.m.; Fri., 5-midnight; Sat., 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Mon., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

where: 50 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove, Il

cost: free; check website for carnival prices

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Take a trip and enjoy a five-day super fest with Buffalo Grove Days. Feel the… 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
Resale Event

Bargain Hunt for Back-to-School

when: Aug 29 - Aug 30 at Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

where: Roscoe Village, Babies, Tots n’ More , 2640 W. Bradley Pl., Chicago, IL

cost: free

ages: Moms

the scoop:

Calling all bargain-hunting moms, the Babies, Tots n’ More Consignment Sale is here! Thousands of slightly loved and… 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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