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2212 W. Armitage Ave.,Chicago,IL
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YoYo University

when: Apr 27, 2013 at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

where: Bucktown, Cat & Mouse Game Store, 2212 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL

cost: Free

ages: Five and older

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Learn to throw a yoyo like a pro. The experts at Cat & Mouse Game Store offer drop-in lessons for beginning and intermediate players. There’s no need to RSVP and no charge. Not equipped with a yoyo? Not to fear: You can buy one there.

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Tuesday, July 22

School Kids

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
Simple, Easy Step-By-Step How to: Make the most of key developmental milestones Use the 3 key aspects to healthy stimulation Stimulate and inhibit specific primitive reflexes Connect the left and right brain  Stimulate visual & audio tracking  Develop your babies balance & spacial awareness Teach your baby self-regulation & self-soothing Benefits of these techniques include: * Your baby will self-soothe & self-regulate Math, Language & Learning will be natural for your baby Your baby will develop strong Mental & Emotional Intelligence Your baby will have a head start for a Brilliant Future Bonuses: Free Workbook valued at $55 Free Consultations valued at $80 Free Lunch valued at $15 Reserves Your Space www.CELLiving.com

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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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
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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
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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

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