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Wednesday, January 17

Potted Potter at Broadway Playhouse

when: Jan 17 - Jan 21 at Various showtimes

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

cost: $64+

ages: All ages

Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea at Shedd Aquarium

when: Jan 17 - Sep 30 at Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

cost: $39.95/adults; $29.95/ages 3-11

ages: All ages

Story Time at Kohl Children’s Museum

when: Jan 17 - 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

Winter Play at Morton Arboretum

when: Jan 17 - Mar 31 at Daily, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

where: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Il

cost: $14/adults; $9/ages 2-7; discounts available on Wednesdays

ages: All ages

Build It! at Kohl Children’s Museum

when: Jan 17 - Mar 4 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

Critter Connection at Peggy Notebaert

when: Jan 17 - Dec 31 at Daily, noon-12:30 p.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2450 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: Free with admission

ages: All ages

Arbor Reading at Morton Arboretum

when: Jan 17 - Mar 31 at Wed. & Fri., 11-11:45 a.m.

where: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Il

cost: $5/non-member child; $4/member child

ages: 2-6, with adult

Be Enchanted by Trains at Morton Arboretum

when: Jan 17 - Feb 19 at Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

where: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Il

cost: Free with admission

ages: All ages

StoryTime! at Volumes

when: Jan 17 - Dec 29 at Wed. & Sat., 10 a.m.

where: Wicker Park, Volumes Book Cafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Butterfly Release at Peggy Notebaert

when: Jan 17 - Dec 31 at 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

Public Skate at the Park at Wrigley

when: Jan 17 - Feb 25 at Mon.,-Thurs., 3 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 3 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

where: Lakeview, The Rink at the Park, 3637 N. Clark St., Chicago, Il

cost: $5/ages 13 & up; free for ages 12 & under; $10 skate rental

ages: All ages

Free Storytime at Barnes & Noble

when: Jan 17 - Dec 26 at Wed., 11 a.m.

where: Lincoln Park, Barnes & Noble , 1441 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: Free

ages: All ages

SpotHero Garage at Kohl Children’s Museum

when: Jan 17 - 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

Go Gnome Hunting!

when: Jan 17 - Mar 31 at Daily, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

where: Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Rte. 53, Lisle, Il

cost: Hunt is free with general admission

ages: All ages

Women & Children First Story Time

when: every Wednesday at Wed., 10:30 am-11 a.m.

where: Andersonville, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago

cost: $1 suggested donation

ages: All ages

Michael’s Museum at Chicago Children’s Museum

when: Jan 17 - Dec 31 at Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

cost: $14.95/person

ages: All ages

The Wizard of Oz

when: Jan 17 - Jan 28 at Sat., 10 a.m.-noon; Sun., 10 a.m.; Wed., Jan. 24, 10 a.m.

where: Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines, Il

cost: $15

ages: All ages

Liter-artly Wednesdays at Wonder Works

when: every Wednesday at Wed., 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

where: Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park, Il

cost: Included with general admission of $7

ages: 0-8

Monica + Andy Pop-up Guideshop at The Shops at North Bridge

when: Jan 17 - Jan 31 at Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

where: Magnificent Mile, The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Chicago, Il

ages: All ages

Michael’s Museum at Chicago Children’s Museum

when: Jan 17 - Dec 31 at Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

cost: $14.95/person

ages: All ages

Art Adventures at Kohl Children’s Museum

when: Jan 17 - Apr 1 at Daily, 10 a.m.-noon & 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

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

cost: Free with admission

ages: All ages

Paint Covered Wednesdays at Wonder Works

when: every Wednesday at Wed., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

where: Wonder Works Children's Musuem, 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park, Il

cost: Included with general admission of $7

ages: 0-8

Monica + Andy Pop-up Guideshop at The Shops at North Bridge

when: Jan 17 - Jan 31 at Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

where: Magnificent Mile, The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Chicago, Il

ages: All ages

Brick by Brick at MSI

when: Jan 17 - Apr 1 at 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

cost: Not included in general admission; $30/adults, $20/ages 3-11 (discounts available online)

ages: All ages

The Sky is Falling on Chicken Little

when: Jan 17 - Feb 28 at Showtimes vary, check website

where: Belmont Central , Stahl Family Theater, 5900 W. Belmont, Chicago, Il

cost: $12/person

ages: All ages

Shadow Puppet Storytimes at Wonder Works

when: Jan 17 - Mar 30 at Mon. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

where: Wonder Works Children's Museum, 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park, Il

cost: Included with general admission of $7

ages: 0-8

Blue Man Group

when: Jan 17 - May 31 at Showtimes vary, check schedule

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

cost: $39-$99

ages: 4+

Go Behind the Scenes at Shedd Aquarium

when: Jan 17 - Dec 31 at Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

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

cost: $55.95/ages 12 & up, $46.95ages/7-11, $20/members

ages: 10+

My Wonderful Birthday Suit by Chicago Children’s Theatre

when: Jan 17 - Feb 18 at Sat., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.,;  Sun., 9:30 a.m.. & 11:30 a.m. School matinees are Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.

where: West Loop, Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, Il

cost: $35

ages: 4-7

Discovery Squad at The Field Museum

when: Jan 17 - Dec 31 at Thurs.-Mon., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

cost: Free with museum admission

ages: All ages

Ice Skating with a View

when: Jan 17 - Mar 4 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

Discover Math in Nature with a Mirror Maze

when: Jan 17 - 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

Mother Goose’s Garden

when: Jan 17 - Mar 11 at showtimes vary

where: Lakeview, Emerald City's Little Theatre, 2933 N. Southport, Chicago, Il

cost: $14

ages: 0-5

Daily Activities at LPZ

when: Jan 17 - Dec 31 at Weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Weekends, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

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

cost: Free admission

ages: All ages

Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook

when: Jan 17 - Feb 17 at Showtimes vary, check website

where: South Loop, Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo Dr., Chicago, Il

cost: $5-$10

ages: 5+

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