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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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Wednesday, August 27

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
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

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
mommytrain.com is hitting the play space at the Kidz Korner, Encino. If you’ve had a chance to check this place out, then you already know that this could very well be our most awesome playdate ever. We’re going to dress up like princesses (or whatever), and karaoke our hearts out to some Frozen tunes. We’ll also try out the bounce house, the toddler area, climb through the play structure and for the older kids we will try out the virtual gaming(wow! How cool is that?!). We’re going to bring some extra cool prizes for kiddos this time, so prepare yourselves. Snacks and refreshments included. All guests receive a gift bag, plus the coolest raffle prizes. Plus, Queen Elsa and Kristoff from Smile and A Song will be there to sing and play along. Parents get your camera’s ready.

Get Artistic with Elsa and Company

when: Aug 27 at 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, The Paintbrush, 345 W. Dickens, Chicago, Il

cost: $40/child

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Bring your favorite Frozen characters to life this summer! Get ready to create awesome art… read more
Spiked Tyke

Rock Out and Try a Mini Mohawk

when: Aug 27 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Kidville, 1030 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: free

ages: 0-6

the scoop:

If your little rocker wants to look like a rock ‘n’ roll icon, stop by… 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
Kids Weekend Events 9

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
toddler yoga Lincoln Park Zoo

Get Bendy with Parent & Toddler Yoga

when: Aug 27 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Lincoln Park , Nature Boardwalk Peoples Gas Education Pavilion at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark St., Chicago, Il

cost: $20/child (see website for pass info)

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Explore the zoo with your child in a whole new way with Parent & Toddler… read more
GAAquarium

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
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
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
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
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
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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