Oooops, we did it again—we packed your calendar to the max. Better rest up for a weekend jammed with activity. Chicago’s Zoos are where it’s at this weekend. Party for the planet and see dinos at Brookfield Zoo, hang with a coyote at Cosley Zoo or sing along with Mr. Singer at Lincoln Park Zoo. Read on and plan for a wild weekend with the fam!
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Sing Along with Mr. Singer
Sway along to a joyful jamboree featuring animal songs and dances for wee ones. Fri. Event details.
Attend a Virtual STEMCON with College of DuPage
This family-friendly event encourages scientific discovery through hands-on activities and demonstrations while providing the opportunity to learn about scientific careers from actual researchers, industry reps and STEM educators. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Party for the Planet at Brookfield Zoo
Every day is Earth Day at this wild, wonderful spot. But one day a year, they throw a bash in honor of this big green world we live in. The Zoo will be showcasing steps you can take that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe. Sat. Event details.
Hang with a Coyote
Cosley Zookeepers take you behind the scenes to visit their coyote up close and observe a training session. Learn about the important role coyotes play in their environment and how humans and coyotes can safely coexist. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
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.
Plan a Staycation at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Chicago Children’s Museum has some of its most popular exhibits set up at the hotel so families can connect through play and low-key learning. Fri.-Sun. 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.
Explore Greektown and See the Fishies
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.
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.
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
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