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Location: 835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Here is a doll-loving little girl's dream come true. Local little girls love American Girl Place, as do the visiting girls who flock here on week-ends. And why not? This unique store is filled ...
Location: 2200 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL
Established in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoological parks in the country, but it is a leader in terms of wildlife conservation, community education, and recreation.
Location: 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Young visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago are often captivated by the museum before even entering the doors when they are greeted at the entrance by two large, endearing bronze lions! Insi...
Location: 57th St and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Science and Industry is an extremely cool place for kids.
Museum highlights include the Pioneer Zephyr 1933 train kids can pretend to ride; the Coal Mine, w...
Location: 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
Open year round, the winds off the lake make Navy Pier more of a summer pleasure than a winter one, but there's still much for families to do here even when those cold winds blow. Some of the f...
Location: Briar Street Theater, 3133 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL
Blue Man Group incorporates almost everything you've tried to convince your children not to do - spitting food and paint, unspooling miles of toilet paper, climbing over furniture, throwing pai...
Location: 6912 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL
Lifeline Theatre is an ensemble of artists-writers, directors, actors, and designers dedicated to using theater to educate, entertain, and empower the community.
Its KidSeries p...
Location: 640 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL
This short order diner is packed with retro fun. Parents, grandparents, and kids all get a kick out of Ed Debevic's upbeat atmostphere and delicious food. The waitstaff, dressed in 50s attire ...
Location: 300 N. Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL
Garfield Park Conservatory is a fabulous place to learn about plants. From a replica of Monet's Garden to Horticulture Hall, the whole family can find special creations that teach about a wide ...
Location: Michigan Ave and Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL
Location: 2540 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL
Location: DePaul's Historic Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo Drive, Chicago, IL
DePaul University's Merle Reskin Theatre has been a significant presence in the downtown theatre district since it was built as the Blackstone Theatre in 1910.
Chicago Playworks for Fa...
Location: 929 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL
The theatre houses the long-running ComedySportz show, a fully improvised, upbeat, interactive comedy show, in which two teams of improvisers perform a series of comedy sketches based on audien...
Location: 700 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
There's more to do at the Chicago Children's Museum than can fit in one visit! Some favorite permanent exhibits include:
Dinosaur Expedition re-creates the site of the 1997 expe...