While you wait for winter to pull a disappearing act, spring into action exploring stage shows, colorful and cultural temporary exhibits at Navy Pier and mud-slinging trucks. That’s not all we have for you this weekend. Suspense killing you? Read on to hear more!
photo: Monster Jam
IN THE CITY
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 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.
Free First Sunday at Chicago Children’s Museum
Kids ages 15 & under are invited to explore three floors of exhibits and activities that provide sensory experiences and engaging educational content focusing on literacy, science, performing arts and health. Sun. Event details.
Wendy and DB in Concert at Beat Kitchen
Wendy & DB love to get kids singing, wiggling, jumping, dancing and just having a great time! Their original songs encourage children to use their imaginations, teach musical basics like melody and rhythm and show kids how to have fun with words. Sun. Event details.
Last Chance! 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.
IN THE ‘BURBS
Last Chance to Build It! at Kohl Children’s Museum
Don’t miss your opportunity 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.
USA Gymnastics Triple Cup Weekend
A big weekend of gymnastics is coming to Chicagoland! In a span of two days, fans can see three exciting events at the Sears Centre Arena that feature top and rising stars from the USA and around the world. Fri. & Sat. Event details.
Get Revved for Monster Jam at Allstate Arena
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! Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Join other modern families at this event featuring a fab assortment of speakers on topics such as birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, car seat safety and everything in between, educational panels and workshops, plus a product showcase hall of more than 50 exhibitors. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
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