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Spring Fling

when: Apr 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

where: Lincoln Park, Little Beans Cafe, 1809 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: $20 for one child; $35 for two children; $50 for three children

ages: All ages

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Have a blooming good time at this family fete. Dance to DJ-spun tunes, romp around the huge play space, do crafts, enjoy a light dinner, and top it all off with ice cream and games on the deck.

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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
ionia-free-fair

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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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
county-fair-general

Rodeos & More at the DuPage County Fair

when: Jul 23, 2014 - 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
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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
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
Overhead View of Audience

Discover the Magic of Broadway with “Godspell”

when: Jul 24 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
The Grove at Juniper and 30th

Binge on Great Bargains at This Book Fair

when: Jul 24 - Jul 27 at Thurs. & Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

where: Near North, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, Il

cost: free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

With 120,000 books for sale, The Newberry Book Fair is book-lover heaven. If you have… 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
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 24 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

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
movies in the park

Chill with Thursday Movies in The Park

when: Jul 24 at 8:30 p.m.

where: Cantigny Park- Parade Field, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, Il

cost: $2/car

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Get the popcorn, and prepare for an old fashioned movie night. Make going to movies… read more
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Fun Run for a Great Cause

when: Jul 24 at 7 a.m.

where: Lincoln Park, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N Cannon Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: free

ages: 12 & under

the scoop:

Running and playing games for a great cause is an awesome way to stay active… 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
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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
Images made for Parkways Foundation at Chicago History Museum for Movies in the Park

Spend a Night at the Zoovies

when: Jul 24 at dusk to 10:30 p.m.

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

cost: free

ages: parents can use their best judgment

the scoop:

Enjoy the magic of the movies in a wild setting. Lincoln Park Zoo’s Zoovies will… 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
How did humans live in the past? What tools did they make, and how did they make them? What was going on in Puget Sound 40, 400, and 4,000 years ago? Find out for yourself at Archaeology Day—a day-long celebration of us—the humans! Activities include: * See demonstrations of how stone tools are made * Throw an atlatl (a spear-throwing tool) and see if you can catch dinner the old fashioned way * Examine ancient Peruvian textiles on display for the first time—including delicate textiles that are over one-thousand-years-old * Get close to artifacts found in our very own Puget Sound region * Make hands-on archaeology-themed crafts * Visit with Roman reenactors and find out what life was like for warriors in ancient Rome * Map the shipwrecks of Lake Union with The Center for Wooden Boats * Discover how archaeologists can learn from studying trash

Dig and Discover as a Junior Archaeologist

when: Jul 24 at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: Hyde Park, The Oriental Institute Museum , 1155 E. 58th St., Chicago, Il

cost: $18/non-member, $10/member; additional fees, $9/member , $5/non-member

ages: All ages (children must accompanied by an adult)

the scoop:

If you have a little Indiana Jones, the Junior Archaeologists program at the Oriental Institute… 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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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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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
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
county-fair-general

Rodeos & More at the DuPage County Fair

when: Jul 23, 2014 - 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

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