While you wait for winter to pull a disappearing act, spring into action exploring new and temporary exhibits, introducing your kids to legendary musical greats, mud-slinging trucks and dancing with Disney’s a cappella group. That’s not all we have for you this weekend. Suspense killing you? Read on to hear more!
photo: Rock and Roll Playhouse by Marc Millman
IN THE CITY
Honor Dr. Suess’s Birthday with Green Eggs and Ham
Yolk Test Kitchen will feature a special mini version of their fan-favorite Green Eggs and Ham in celebration of the beloved Dr. Suess’ birthday. Normally offered on Yolk’s menu in full-size portions, the mini Green Eggs and Ham dish will be served for the first time at the Test Kitchen, free for children ages 12 and younger. Sat. Event details.
New! Get your Nature Fix at Peggy Notebaert’s Tree House
Explore the forest canopy—indoors! Set foot into an indoor tree house and explore who and what is living in the trees through stereoscopic viewfinders, tracking clues, natural artifacts and sounds. Roam from tree to tree to discover the many habitats that trees provide for animals large and small. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Dance and Sing with Disney’s DCapella at Chicago Theatre
DCappella is Disney Music Group’s NEW a cappella group, featuring seven world-class vocalists—and they’re going on their first North American tour. Your kids can bibbity bobbity beatbox along to their favorite Disney tunes in one unforgettable live concert experience. Sun. Event details.
Near West Side
Attend Contains: Courage Day Chicago Bulls
Join the Chicago Bulls against the Atlanta Hawks for Contains: Courage™ Day powered by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) and the Chicago Bulls! Tickets include a special event featuring a number of family-friendly activities and a special appearance by the Incredibulls! Sun. Event details.
Near North Side
See What Strikes Your Fancy at Emerald City Summer Camp Sampler
Ready for the limelight? Can’t decide which camp is right? Join Emerald City Theatre for a Summer Camp Sampler! Sampler sessions take place in 25-minute increments based on age group and camp title. Sun. Event details.
Expose Your Kids to the Greats at Rock and Roll Playhouse
The Rock and Roll Playhouse showcases the most iconic music in rock history, from The Grateful Dead, Prince, and David Bowie to Aretha Franklin, The Beatles and more, and offers its core audience of children under 10 the fun of games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out. Sun. Event details.
Almost Gone! Play Like Kids at Forts: Build Your Own Adventure
Enter a world of play and creation as Filament Theatre transforms into a playspace to build new worlds. Using cardboard boxes, sheets, clotheslines and more, families build adventures of their own devising. With theatrical design elements of sound and lights working together to support creative play, families are swept away in the adventure! Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Get Creative at Build It! at Kohl Children’s Museum
Kohl Children’s Museum brought back their most popular temporary exhibit, Build It!, 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.
New! Visit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit brings to life the themes presented in the award-winning PBS Kids television series created by The Fred Rogers Company that follows the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and his friends. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Get Revved for Monster Jam
Kids love trucks. Big trucks. Monster trucks. So take them to see the dirt fly as the world’s best monster trucks battle it out in the ultimate event of high-octane speed, racing and destruction! Monster Jam is a car-crushing explosion of demolition and stunts done by drivers who never let the energy lag. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Celebrate at The LEGO Movie Days at LEGOLAND Discovery
LEGOLAND is celebrating the long-awaited The LEGO MOVIE™ 2 with movie-themed event days. Guests can work together to build a mystery LEGO mosaic throughout the weekend, enjoy character meet and greets and go on a scavenger hunt to help Emmet find his friends in Miniland. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
— Maria Chambers
. . . and check out our Events calendar for even more suggestions.