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Friday, December 15

Eric Carle Brightens Chicago Children’s Museum

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 at Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Also open Thurs., 5 p.m-8 p.m.

where: Navy Pier, Chicago Children's Museum, 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $14/person; free for ages 1 & under

ages: All ages

SpotHero Garage at Kohl Children’s Museum

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, Il

cost: $12/adults & children, $11/seniors, free for ages 12 months & under

ages: All ages

Monica + Andy Pop-Up Guideshop at Oakbrook Center

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun., noon-5 p.m.

where: Monica + Andy at Oakbrook Mall, between Tiffany's & Barnes and Noble, 62 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, Il

ages: All ages

Holiday Milk + Cookie + Santa with Monica + Andy

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 at Writing available daily; Milk + Cookies on 12/2 & 12/9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Monica + Andy, 2038 N. Halsted, Chicago, Il

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Watch ZooLights Illuminate The Night’s Sky

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. only, Nov. 24-Dec.3; Nightly, Dec. 8-Jan.7

where: Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, Fullerton Pkwy. & Cannon Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Free for Zoolights; $3 for Light Maze

ages: All ages

Discover Math in Nature with a Mirror Maze

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31 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: Free with general museum admission; $18/adults; $11/children 3-11; $17/seniors 65 & up (discounts available online)

ages: All ages

A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at Times vary, check calendar

where: Loop, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, Il

cost: $25+

ages: 6+

A Dazzling Holiday Trolley Ride

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 at Nov. 24-26, Dec. 1-3, Dec. 8-23; tours at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

where: Mag Mile, Tour departs from the John Hancock Observatory, 875 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: Adults, $29; children, $18

ages: All ages

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 at Sun.-Wed., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

where: Museum Campus, The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Basic admission + Jurassic World: $37/adult, $25/child

ages: All ages

Ice Skating with a View

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Mar 11, 2018 at Times vary, check website for details

where: Millennium Park, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, Michigan Ave., between Washington & Madison Streets, Chicago, Il

cost: Free skating; Skate rental: $12 Mon-Thurs., $14 Fri.-Sun.

ages: All ages

Blue Man Group

when: Dec 15, 2017 - May 31, 2018 at Showtimes vary, check schedule

where: Lakeview, Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted, Chicago, Il

cost: $39-$99

ages: 4+

Potted Potter at Broadway Playhouse

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018 at Various showtimes

where: Magnificent Mile, Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago, Il

cost: $64+

ages: All ages

Merry Merry Chicago

when: Dec 15, 2017 at Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 3 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

where: Loop, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $50-$135

ages: Ages 5 & up

Sing-a-Long with Mr. Singer at LPZ

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Apr 30, 2018 at Wed. & Fri., 9:15 a.m. & 10 a.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: 6 & under

Doane at Dusk at Adler Planetarium

when: Dec 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Shark Feeding Tour: Behind the Scenes at Shedd

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at Sat. & Sun., 9:45 a.m.

where: Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $89.95/ages 12 & older, $80.95/ages 10-11, $54/members

ages: 10+

Build It! at Kohl Children’s Museum

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Mar 4, 2018 at Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon; Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.

where: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, Il

cost: $12; free for infants 12 months & under

ages: All ages

Experience The Nutcracker With a Twist

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017 at Thurs. & Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

where: Wicker Park, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago, Il

cost: $15-$45

ages: 5 & up

Beginner’s Art Studio Drop-In at Wonder Works

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Jul 31 at Mon. & Wed.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun. 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

where: Wonder Works, 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park, Il

cost: Included with admission; $7/person

ages: All ages

Brunch with Santa at Brookfield Zoo

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. seatings

where: Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Rd., Brookfield, Il

cost: $41.95/adults; $31.95/ages 3-11; free for ages 2 & under

ages: All ages

Get Up Close & Personal with Penguins at Shedd

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.; daily last week of Jun.-Aug. 28 & Fri.-Sun., Sept.-mid-June.

where: Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $75.95/adults, $66.95/kids, $40/members.

ages: 6+

Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31 at Mon., 11 a.m.; Wed., 3:30 p.m.

where: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, Il

cost: Free with admission

ages: All ages

Ken Ludwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 at Showtimes vary, check calendar

where: Streeterville, Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago, Il

ages: All ages

Butterfly Release at Peggy Notebaert

when: Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31 at Daily, 2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

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

cost: $9/adults; $6/ages 3-12; free for ages 2 & under

ages: All ages

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