Family cooking classes, a career showcase, exhibits, musicals. Phew! We’re exhausted just thinking about everything you have to do this weekend! Be sure to leave time for a nap, because you’re going to need it. Read on for your weekend action plan. Bundle up and let’s go!

photo: Navy Pier’s Heart & Seoul: Growing Up in Korea



Sing and Dance with Cinderella
See your favorite characters come alive and sing, dance and clap along with them as Cinderella’s dreams come true! Fri. Event details.

Hyde Park

Black Creativity: Career Showcase at MSI
Families are invited to speak with African-American artists, scientists and engineers about their innovative work, see dynamic demonstrations, participate in hands-on activities and have one-on-one conversations with professionals. Sat. Event details.


Family Cooking Class at The Kids’ Table
Kids work side-by-side with their parents to make (and then enjoy!) a delicious meal. It’s the perfect combo of a fun activity, hands-on cooking instruction, a delicious dinner and recipes so you can recreate the dishes at home. Sat. Event details.

Lincoln Park

Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare
Climb into a musical time machine and travel to Shakespearean England. A daring sibling duo learns to overcome stage fright to save the famed poet’s show. Discover how history is shaped by those who learn to overcome their fears . . . and move your feet to the freestyle beats. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Navy Pier

Heart & Seoul: Growing Up in Korea
Designed with input from real-life South Korean kids, visitors explore Korean food, music, martial arts and kids can compare their home and school lives with their Korean peers. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Brave the chill to experience Navy Pier’s temporary exhibit, Prismatica, a new immersive art installation comprised of 25 pivoting prisms more than 6-feet tall that reflect every color in the visible spectrum, varying with the position of the light source and the observer. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Global Connections: Chinese New Year
As part of their celebration of Global Connections and in partnership with the Chinese Fine Arts Society, Navy Pier invites you to their Aon Grand Ballroom for an all-ages celebration of music, food and arts of the Chinese New Year. Sat. Event details.

West Loop

Red Kite Treasure Adventure
Created specifically for kids on the autism spectrum and their families, Red Kite Treasure Adventure is an interactive experience with live music adapted from Edith Nesbit’s The Story of the Treasure Seekers. Sat. Event details.



Build It! at Kohl Children’s Museum
Don’t miss your chance to play in a larger than life collection of building blocks that encourages children to explore their creativity while learning about architecture, science and storytelling.Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Free Imagination Playground, STEAM Activities Hosted by Kohl Children’s Museum
Kohl Children’s Museum is hosting a pop-up satellite museum that will include hands-on STEAM activities, Chagall for Children featuring 14 of Chagall’s works with accompanying activities and Imagination Playground’s “Big Blue Blocks”. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

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— Maria Chambers

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