Now that Halloween is in the rearview mirror, did you think things would slow down? Think again! Stay on the go in November with events for the whole family. See new exhibits, spend a Saturday with Baby Shark and — you’ll have to read on to hear the rest. On your mark, get set . . . don’t stop moving!

photo: Chicago Botanic Garden



Let Little Miss Ann Show You Fall Family Fun
Join Little Miss Ann, an award-winning Chicago Kids Musician, a former Chicago Public School teacher, an instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music, a mom and a first-generation for a fun, energetic, interactive full band kids concert! Sun. Event details


Prepare a Mexican Feast as a Family
Try your hand at preparing for a Mexican Fiesta at The Kids’ Table family cooking session. You’ll make Tacos de Papas, Chips & Guacamole and Lime Margaritas. Fri. Event details


Celebrate Diwali “The Festival of Lights” with Studebaker Theater
Multi-headed creatures, talking animals, boastful demons, and other unforgettable characters spring to life upon a backdrop of intricate and lively shadow puppetry. Sun. Event details

Museum Campus

New! Learn Something Mind-Blowing at Adler’s Community PlayLab
Adler’s newest exhibit emphasizes learning through play by providing materials and experiences that encourage young kids to make sense of the world around them. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Navy Pier

Last Chance! Check Out the First-Ever Pier Pumpkin Lights
Explore a variety of pumpkin pop-up installations throughout the Pier and enjoy fabulous fall deals. From jack o’ lantern towers to light displays, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination will be decked out for fall. Fri.-Sun. Event details

New! Explore Cloud Busters at Chicago Children’s Museum
Take kids to play on CCM’s new 30-ton, 37-foot-tall steel dreamscape that celebrates adventure and risk-taking that are inherent to childhood. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Visit a Fest with a Focus on Architecture
Have brainy fun at Chicago Architecture’s Biennial Family Festival. Families are invited to learn about architecture and design through hands-on activities. Sat. Event details


Observe All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day
Visit The National Museum of Museum of Mexican art and enjoy the unique installations of traditional and contemporary ofrendas to the dead! Among the numerous installations this year will be a display from Mexico’s Black Towns in the Costa Chica. Fri.-Sun. Event details



Experience the Intrigue of Baby Shark LIVE!
Fans of all ages will delight as Baby Shark joins up with his friend Pinkfong to take an adventure into the sea, singing and dancing through new and classic songs. Sat. Event details

Be Terrified as a Family at Jurassic World Live
Jurassic World Live Tour is bringing the wonder and thrills of one of the most iconic movie franchises of all time. The highly anticipated show will host its world premiere at the Allstate Arena before embarking on a 65-city tour of North America. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Last Chance! Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery
Things are about to get spooky with spell-binding scavenger hunts, giant Halloween models, and meet-and-greets with LEGOLAND‘s LEGO Shark & Police Officer. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

— Maria Chambers


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