While you wait to bid a sweet farewell to winter, fill your weekend with a Disney Junior Dance Party, a touch of nature at Peggy Notebaert, and a fort-building adventure the whole family can enjoy (one last time!). Read on to be in the know about these fab events and so much more!

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Be a Part of The Greatest Story Never Told
A hapless narrator stumbles on stage and finds a storybook with no text inside and learns the actors are not coming to perform! The solution? Have children from the audience volunteer to go on stage and make up a character. Audience volunteers help improvise a story complete with music, singing and dancing in The Greatest Story Never Told. Sun. Event details

Lincoln Park

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.


Engage in a Wizardly Scavenger Hunt
Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Sat. Event details

Near Southside

Have Music Time with Mr. Sam
Mr. Sam’s musical performances are designed to not only give children the time of their lives, but to give them a reason to feel special. With over ten years of experience as a musician and three as an early educator, he is more than just an energetic entertainer: he is an engaged teacher. Sun. Event details.

Portage Park

Last Chance! 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.

Wicker Park

Sign the Kids Up for Science of Superheroes Training Academy
You super heroes-in-training will uncover their super-secret identity using the powers of science at The Laboratory! They’ll make superhero masks to discover how to see with SuperVision, explore the secrets of invisibility, learn the power of flight, develop their signature Superhero gunk and more. Sat. 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.


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.


Show Off Your Moves at the Disney Junior Dance Party
Are you ready to dance? Your high-energy toddlers have met their match with the equally charged Disney Junior Dance Party Tour. Inspired by Disney Junior favorites, this interactive concert includes appearances by beloved characters from the network’s hit series including Fancy NancyPuppy Dog PalsVampirina, and Mickey and the Roadster Racers. Sat. Event details.

— Maria Chambers


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. . . and check out our Events calendar for even more suggestions.