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Wells Street Art Festival

when: Jun 8, 2013 - Jun 9, 2013 at 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

where: Old Town, Wells Street & North Avenue, Chicago, IL

cost: $7 suggested donation

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Stroll through Old Town and admire the work of 250 artists. The 39-year-old art festival features its first-ever Student Artists’ Showcase, which is sure to inspire the little Picasso in your family. Additionally, Emerald City Theatre Company will host a super-sized kids’ area complete with performances and art projects.

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Saturday, April 19

forts

Build Your Dream Fort

when: Jan 24, 2014 - Apr 20 at Fri.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

where: Navy Pier, Chicago Children's Museum, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in museum admission of $14; children 1 and younger are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

What kid hasn’t built their own little hideaway? Super-size the favorite pastime at the new… read more
Join us for the 3rd Annual Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast at the YMCA at Camp Arroyo! Children 11 and under can enjoy egg hunts every 30 minutes and the entire family is welcome to enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast for $15/family.

Play Carnival Games & Hunt for Eggs

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to noon

where: West Loop, Adams Sangamon Park, 115 S. Sangamon ST., Chicago , Il

cost: Free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Grab your basket! There are tons of eggs hiding at Adams Sangamon Park during The Big Find,… read more
kohl-japan

Travel to Japan in Glenview

when: Feb 1, 2014 - Jul 14 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: $9.50 adults and children; free for children under 1

ages: 0-8

the scoop:

Celebrate the beautiful outdoors through the lens of the Far East at “Japan and Nature:… read more
blair thomas

Puppetry & Piano in the Park

when: Apr 19 at 2 p.m.

where: Tuley Park, 1962 W. 95th St., Chicago, Il

cost: Free

ages: 4-12

the scoop:

Puppet spectacle pros Blair Thomas & Company bring an imaginative show on tour to Chicago… read more
Cosley Zoo's Party for the Planet

Cosley Zoo’s Party for the Planet

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton, Il

cost: Included in regular zoo entry fee of $5/adults. Wheaton residents and kids up to age 17 are free.

ages: All ages

the scoop:

This zoo is small (just five acres!) but mighty — especially for Earth Day. Stop… read more
schoolhouse-rock

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m.

where: Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, Il

cost: $15

ages: 5 & up

the scoop:

Conjunction Junction, what’s your function? Find out the answer at the beloved musical that teaches… 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
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
chicks-exhibit

Get Crackin! Watch Chicks Hatch

when: Mar 18, 2014 - Jun 16 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; those under 12 months are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

The cute factor is high at the exhibit “Eggs to Chicks.” Gain an understanding of… read more
adler-exterior

Soak Up Sunshine at Adler Planetarium

when: Mar 22, 2014 - Apr 27 at Museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

where: Museum Campus, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

ages: All ages

the scoop:

In honor of spring break, the Planetarium is planning something out of this world. As… read more
lyle-lifeline

A Crocodile Play That Rocks

when: Apr 19 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

where: Rogers Park, Lifeline Theater, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $15; Stories Come Alive is $5 per child

ages: 5 & up

the scoop:

“Lyle Finds His Mother” is a play based on the book by Bernard Waber. In it,… read more
School Kids

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

when: Oct 16, 2013 - May 4

where: Hyde Park, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Entry is not included in the museum’s general admission and requires an additional timed-entry ticket, which is $9 for adults and seniors and $7 for children 3-11

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Mouse around at the newest exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, which whisks… read more
Kids Weekend Events 8

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
storytown

A Totally Improvised Family Adventure

when: every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

where: Lakeview, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $10 children 3-10 and their whole family

ages: 3-10

the scoop:

Every week is a new adventure at Storytown, the longstanding improv show that lets kids… read more
bubbles-egg-hunt

Egg Hunt in Wonderland

when: Apr 19 at 2-4 p.m. & 5-7 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Bubbles Academy, 1504 N. Fremont St., Chicago, Il

cost: $30/child

ages: 0-8

the scoop:

Take a trip down the rabbit hole at Bubbles Academy, which transforms into Wonderland in… read more
adler-exterior

Soak Up Sunshine at Adler Planetarium

when: Mar 22, 2014 - Apr 27 at Museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

where: Museum Campus, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

ages: All ages

the scoop:

In honor of spring break, the Planetarium is planning something out of this world. As… read more
lyle-lifeline

A Crocodile Play That Rocks

when: Apr 19 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

where: Rogers Park, Lifeline Theater, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $15; Stories Come Alive is $5 per child

ages: 5 & up

the scoop:

“Lyle Finds His Mother” is a play based on the book by Bernard Waber. In it,… read more
Kids Weekend Events 8

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
School Kids

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

when: Oct 16, 2013 - May 4

where: Hyde Park, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Entry is not included in the museum’s general admission and requires an additional timed-entry ticket, which is $9 for adults and seniors and $7 for children 3-11

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Mouse around at the newest exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, which whisks… read more
forts

Build Your Dream Fort

when: Jan 24, 2014 - Apr 20 at Fri.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

where: Navy Pier, Chicago Children's Museum, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: Included in museum admission of $14; children 1 and younger are free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

What kid hasn’t built their own little hideaway? Super-size the favorite pastime at the new… read more
kohl-japan

Travel to Japan in Glenview

when: Feb 1, 2014 - Jul 14 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: $9.50 adults and children; free for children under 1

ages: 0-8

the scoop:

Celebrate the beautiful outdoors through the lens of the Far East at “Japan and Nature:… read more
schoolhouse-rock

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

when: Apr 19 at 10 a.m.

where: Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, Il

cost: $15

ages: 5 & up

the scoop:

Conjunction Junction, what’s your function? Find out the answer at the beloved musical that teaches… read more
Kids Weekend Events 2

Climb, Slide & Ride Tricycles at an Open Gym

when: every Sunday at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Lakeview, Florence G. Heller JCC, 524 W. Melrose St., Chicago, Il

cost: $10/family

ages: 18 months - 5 years

the scoop:

Cut loose every Sunday in a fun, safe indoor play space designed for little hands,… read more

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