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Polish Fest

when: May 4, 2013 - May 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

where: Jefferson Park, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: $5; children 12 and under are free

ages: All ages

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There’s something for young and old at this salute to Poland and its rich culture. Little explorers can consider their passport stamped as they make a beeline for the Krakus Kids Stage, featuring live children’s theater, music, magic, balloon twisting, face painting and more. Also get swept up in traditional dance, cooking lessons and food. Potato pancakes, anyone?

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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
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

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

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

Big Fun with Monster Trucks & Rock ‘n’ Roll

when: Jul 17, 2014 - Jul 26 at 1 p.m. to midnight

where: 317 Dexter St., Ionia, Mi

cost: $14/person per day before July 16 (online offer only); $22 afterward

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The Ionia Free Fair has a little bit of everything — circus acts, a wild animal… read more

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Horse?!

when: Jul 23 at Sat. 6-8 p.m.; Wed. & Sun. 1-3 p.m.

where: Tempel Farms , 17000 W Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek, Il

cost: in advance $25/adults, $20/active military/veterans, & $15/children under 15; at the gate $30/adults & $20/children and active military/veterans

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Unicorns may not be real, but you might start questioning that after you see the… read more

Rodeos & More at the DuPage County Fair

when: Jul 23 - 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

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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A Musical Adventure Up North

when: every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. to noon

where: Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork Dr., Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, Illinois

cost: $15 drop-in/4 pack for $50

ages: 0-3

the scoop:

Join singer/songwriter Lindsey Smithwick for Bee-Boppers music in Lake Forest. She plays songs that will get… read more

See Awesome Animals at the Traveling Zoo

when: Jul 23 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: Bucktown, Easel Art Studio, 1911 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $15/child

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Learn about different members of the animal kingdom, and experience a zoo in a whole… 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
Overhead View of Audience

Discover the Magic of Broadway with “Godspell”

when: Jul 23 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

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
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 23 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
Kids Weekend Events 3

The Traveling Zoo at Easel Art Studio

when: Jul 23 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: Bucktown/Wicker Park, Easel Art Studio, 1911 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

cost: $15

ages: For all ages

the scoop:

The Traveling Zoo is headed to the studio! Join campers for a fun-filled animal show… read more
Packy Eating Cake

Discover the Exciting World of the Zoo After Dark

when: Jul 23 at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark St., Chicago, Il

cost: $10/members; $13 non-members

ages: 16 & up

the scoop:

Have your ever wondered what zoo animals are up to after dark? This is your… read more

Celebrate “Frozen” While Weaving Awesome Bracelets

when: Jul 23 at Jul. 21, Lakeview, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; Jul. 23, Wicker Park, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

where: Lakeview , Building Blocks Toy Store, 3306 N. Lincoln Ave., Wicker Park, 2130 W. Division St., Chicago, Il

cost: $5/child

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Break out the loom and get ready to celebrate your love of Frozen. Visit one of… 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

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

Explore and Get Funky with Jazzin’ at the Shedd

when: every Wednesday at 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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

cost: $18/adult; $16/child

the scoop:

This summer, kick back and relax with Jazzin’ at the Shedd. Bring the family and… 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

Follow the Yellow “Candy” Road

when: Jul 23 at Jul. 14 & 16 at Algonquin and Jul. 23 at Palatine; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (session times vary see 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:

There is no better way to celebrate the magic of The Wizard of Oz, than with… read more

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