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Scottish Festival and Highland Games

when: Jun 15, 2013 at 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

where: Hamilton Lakes, I-290 and Thorndale Ave., Itasca, IL

cost: Children under 2 are free; children ages 3-12 are $5; adults are $20

ages: All ages

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Is your child a fan of Disney’s Brave? Make like Merida at this annual festival featuring live Celtic music, knobbly knees contests, bagpiping and Highland Dance competitions, haggis eating, and hurling. Also, watch professionals in the Heavy Athletics U.S. Open Championship do the Caber Toss (flipping a 20-foot, 140-pound tree trunk), the 22-pound Hammer Throw, the Sheaf Toss (flipping a bale of hay over a high bar) and the Clachnert (throwing a 16-pound river stone).

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Chicago Events

Touch a Stingray

Museum Campus ( map )Jul 22 at 9 a.m.

Fly into the Stratosphere with Mini Superheroes

Goose Island ( map )Jul 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Informational Coffee and Tour

West Loop ( map )Jul 22 at 9 a.m.

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Tuesday, July 22

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Informational Coffee and Tour

when: Jul 22 at 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

where: West Loop, Montessori Academy of Chicago, 1335 W Randolph, Chicago, IL

cost: Free

ages: Adults Only

the scoop:

Learn about each program and tour the Academy’s state-of-the-art facilities. Get acquainted with the community and… 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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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
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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

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
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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
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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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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
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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
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Laugh and Learn the Truth About Parenting

when: Jul 22 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park , Monica + Andy's Guideshop, 2038 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Il

cost: $30 general admission; $45 Platinum admission

ages: Moms & Moms-to-Be

the scoop:

Join Karen Alpert for The Helpful, Hilarious, (and Sometimes Heinous) Truths of Parenthood. This is… 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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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
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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
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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
Your child will create their own alternate ego and master their spidey senses in this high-energy superhero training boot camp! Our superheroes in training will work on their climbing, jumping, and web blasting powers, then complete a rescue mission to become certified superheroes!

Fly into the Stratosphere with Mini Superheroes

when: Jul 22 at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Goose Island, Pump It Up , 821 W Eastman St., Chicago, Il

cost: $10/child

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Does your little ones dream of saving the world and showing off their super strength?… read more
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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
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
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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
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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
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
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Create Your Own Candy Inspired by “Frozen”

when: Jul 23 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

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