Birds are singing their songs. The sun is shining. And everyone is feeling alright because spring has made her debut. Keep the good vibrations going this weekend and take your crew to fun happenings across town. Check out a new exhibit at Museum of Science and Industry that proves they always bring their A-game, get festive at Navy Pier’s Holi celebration, visit Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood, hang out in a tree house or catch a concert for kids. Hello, spring. So glad you’re here.
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IN THE CITY
Walk Away Inspired at Wired to Wear
The newest temporary exhibit showcases how digital technology is transforming clothes to enhance our lives. From making us healthier, stronger and safer to helping us see in the dark, express our emotions or even soar through the air at 32mph, you’ll see the merging of technology and the human body on display. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Revisit the Classic Story of Corduroy with Emerald City Theatre
A bear’s quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime. The department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy as Corduroy must stay a step ahead of the Night Watchman to be ready for Lisa when she returns to the store. Kids will learn the importance of empathy and unconditional love alongside a young girl and her mother. Fri. & Sat. Event details.
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.
Have a Colorful Day at Global Connections: Holi Celebration
As part of their celebration of Global Connections, Navy Pier invites you to their Aon Grand Ballroom for an all-ages celebration of music, food and arts of a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love.” Sat. Event details.
Geek Out at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo
Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, the largest pop culture convention in the Midwest, is heading back to McCormick Place with an exciting lineup of special guests, including a cast reunion of the 1995 classic film Clueless. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Take the Whole Family to the Good Food Expo
The Good Food EXPO provides unparalleled opportunities to try delicious, nutritious products, as well as hear from an outstanding collection of expert speakers, chefs, farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, buyers, sellers, and DIY enthusiasts who are accelerating the rise of a better food system. Back this year is the always-popular Kids Corner. Sat. Event details.
Watch As Your Kid’s Favorite Books Come to Life
The Laboratory’s fun, hands-on classes let kids bring their favorite books to life using science! From exploring chemical reactions in Dragons Love Tacos to experiencing what it’s like to touch a cloud from Cloudette, kids use pipettes, measuring beakers, play, scientific thinking, imagination, and creativity to have fun while becoming capable scientists. Sat. Event details.
Experience March Music Madness at Chop Shop
Let award-winning Little Miss Ann and her bandmates warm you and your kids up as they clap, dance and jump around at this fun, interactive family concert! Sun. Event details.
See a Tropical Orchid Show
See 10,000 orchids in bloom and get a closer look at orchids in the tropics, where you will find the greatest diversity of the species on earth. This show evokes the lush feel of rainforests, tropical islands and warm beaches. . . which sounds very nice right about now. Fri.-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.
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.
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.