Indoor Activities

Whether it’s too hot, too cold, rainy, or just you just feel like spending some time indoors, you will find all of the ideas you need to plan a fun day! Scroll through all of these indoor activities and see what peaks your interest, then click on the category heading and you will be taken to a full list of local options. We have all the details about locations! Many have photographs and more information to help you decide where to go and what your kids will be interested in depending on their age and interests.

All of these lists were made by local moms for local parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Do you have an idea for a topic that hasn’t been covered or a spot that you’ve been enjoying? Comment below and let us know!

If you are looking for other resources, visit our Resources for Families page, buy half-price tickets to great local attractions and shows on our Half-Price Ticket page, and peruse our Outdoor Activities page.

Chicago Area Children’s Museums
The best features, unique exhibits, and our age recommendations for all of the children's museums in the Chicago area. Discover and learn with your kids!

Swim and Have Fun at Max Aquatics
Swim lessons, parties, and open swim information for Max Aquatics in McCook, IL. Have fun swimming around in the pool this winter and year round!

New Disney Movies in 2017
Get a sneak peek of all the new Disney movies coming out in 2017! Pixar animation to Johnny Depp to super hero movies and more.

Pinnacle Financial Group Open House During the Christmas Walk
Meet Lauren Hunt, enjoy refreshments, and warm up during the Pinnacle Financial Group Open House during the Christmas Walk in Western Springs.

Now Open: Dream with Da Vinci at the DuPage Children’s Museum
This traveling exhibit based on Leonardo da Vinci's art and inventions is 2,000 square feet of discovery and hands-on fun.

Movie Review: MOANA

4 Reasons to Visit MSI This Winter (other than the usual awesome reasons)

New and Upcoming at Yorktown Center in Lombard

New Movie Theater at Oakbrook Center with IMAX and Dolby Cinema

Things to Do in Downers Grove
There are tons of family-friendly parks, activities, restaurants, and more in this western Chicago suburb. Check out our round-up of can't-miss spots.

A Free Evening at the Art Institute of Chicago with Kids
Get the most out of the free nights at the Art Institute of Chicago every Thursday year-round. We have the kid-friendly details.

Finding Dory: Movie Review for Parents
We laughed, we cried, we loved this movie! Get a heads up on aspects of Finding Dory that you might be interested in as a parent without ruining the movie.