Easter and Passover have arrived and signs of spring have shown themselves—and they’re oh so beautiful. Family traditions are important, and there’s always room to add more to the mix. In between your Easter brunches, make time for sing-alongs, new exhibits and immersive experiences. Read on and keep piling up those family memories.
photo: Art on theMART
New! Watch Astrographics on Art on theMART
Astrographics is a colorful collaboration with Adler that explores ways in which humans conceptualize their universe and how that has changed over time. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Virtual Story-Time and Sing-Along with Lincoln Park Zoo
Join in on a Zoom storytime and sing-along with Lincoln Park Zoo and Mary Macaroni. Sat. Event details.
Seek Eggs at The Forge
Take your baskets to The Forge and load them with toy-filled eggs on an Easter egg hunt. Sat. Event details.
Geek Out at Museum of Science & Industry’s Marvel Exhibit
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes celebrates Marvel history with more than 300 artifacts, including original comic book pages, sculptures, interactive displays and costumes and props from Marvel’s blockbuster films. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Spend an Afternoon with the Fishies in Greektown
Created by a diverse group of Chicago artists, the Fanciful Fish sculptures celebrate Greek culture from mythological gods and seaside vistas to the language. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Enjoy the Warmer Temps & Take a Hike
Get a good dose of fresh air, unforgettable scenery and a chance to spy on animals in their natural habitats with a spring-time hike. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Have Easter Fun with Beatrix
Pick up an Easter Cookie Decorating Kit that includes six Easter-themed cookies and four icings. The kit is available at all 4 Beatrix locations in River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market and Oak Brook. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
See Dinos Everywhere at Brookfield Zoo
Nearly 45 animatronic dinosaurs that are BIGGER and BADDER than any dinos you’ve ever met are visiting Brookfield Zoo. Look for these earth-shakers throughout the park. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Visit Jo Jo Shake Bar’s Candyland
Jo Jo’s Shake Bar is even sweeter than normal with the launch of Jo Jo’s Candyland. In this immersive dining experience, you’ll experience over-the-top shakes, biggie hot chocolates, signature cocktails and delicious diner fare. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Intro the Kids to Friends
Get a Chicago-style Italian Beef ready for sandwich-loving Joey because the wildly popular FRIENDS Experience is open! The two-story experience celebrates the series’ most iconic moments. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Have an Interactive Experience at WNDR Museum
WNDR Museum has reopened with one-of-a-kind touchless and interactive installations from artists, collectives and studios locally and globally. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Luck is on your side because we have loads more to-dos on our calendar—even lots of virtual activities to connect with people, museums and businesses all over the country. Check it out!
— Maria Chambers