Activities & Resources
Blogs & Sites
Location: 3763 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL
The YMCA, known for its solid, affordable, family-based recreation programs, offers afterschool activities, sports, and summer camps. Its programs include Family Nights, a summer day camp, youth swim ...
Location: 1517 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL
Facets Multimedia is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exhibition, distribution and education of foreign, independent and classic cinema. Programs include: Facets Cinematheque, Facets ...
Location: 5211 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
The 24,000 square foot three story Swedish American Museum houses a museum with permanent exhibits, galleries for temporary shows, a Children's Museum of Immigration, a museum store, Swedish li...
Location: 111 W. Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre offers professional live theater, dance, music (including private and group lessons on a wide range of instruments, and a "rock back" class, too), and children...
Location: 4104 N. Nashville Avenue, Chicago, IL
Chicago Kids Company is a non-profit, professional theatre company dedicated to introducing children to the magic of live theatre.
Productions are musical adaptations of fairy tales, g...
Location: 4626 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL
The Center has a theatre, an art gallery, a museum, a social center, classrooms and meeting rooms, as well as a library with a children's room.
The museum boasts an historic chair commi...
Location: 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL
The Noyes Cultural Arts Center is the hub of north Evanston's artistic life. The Center houses an art gallery with six annual exhibitions of area artists, a theatre space available for use by a...
Location: 5050 Church Street, Skokie, IL
The Mayer Kaplan JCC Children's Center is part of the JCC Chicago network, offering an early childhood program, day camp, school vacation day camps, an afterschool program, youth sports program...
Location: 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park, IL
At the Heller Nature Center, city dwellers can really make a return to nature. Three miles of marked trails offer a real chance to connect with the seasons, the earth, and the flora and fauna, ...
Location: 1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, IL
The Grove is 123 acres of ecologically diverse prairie grove land preserved and maintained by the Glenview Park District.
The Grove National Historic Landmark boasts a natural habitat, ...
Location: 600 S Michigan, Chicago, IL
A six week exploration of the visual, performing, and media arts for children entering grades 3-8. Children create digital videos, produce and perform a small production, paint murals, take photograp...
Location: 4401 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL
Lillstreet Art Center offers afterschool, school break and summer programs (classes and camps), and birthday parties for children ages three to 17 in clay, metalsmithing, painting and drawing, ...
Location: 4636 N. Francisco, Chicago, IL
Go Get Your Smock! School of Art offers drawing classes for kids ages five and up - and for adults, too.
Classes are grouped by age, and absolute beginners are warmly welcomed. The scho...
Location: 38 S. Peoria Street, Chicago, IL
Located at the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center, Merit School of Music, a nonprofit community music school in the West Loop, offers high-quality music instruction at an affordable price to students...