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Explore Immersive Experiences and Special Exhibits

Various Locations IL

There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit and immersive experience at several museums, zoos, and more so you can see what they have to offer… all in our New Exhibits and Immersive Experiences at Local Attractions list

Enjoy a Live Theater Performance

Various Locations IL

We’re thrilled to share all of the upcoming kid-friendly productions happening in Chicagoland this spring and summer season in our Kid-Friendly Theater Guide.


Story Walk: Daniel Finds a Poem

Mayslake Peabody Estate 1717 W. 31st Street, Oak Brook

The lushly illustrated pages of Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer come to life on large displays along a half-mile path that encourages children and their families to explore...


Nature Story Trail

Trailside Museum of Natural History 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest

Follow a short trail and read a children’s nature story along the way. Afterward, stop by for an activity bag with a related craft and outdoor activities.


Stories in the Park

Ide’s Grove West Park 1825 Compton Road, Woodridge

The Woodridge Park District and Woodridge Public Library are teaming up to bring you Stories in the Park! Bring a blanket or chair and listen to stories and songs and make a craft about the story (crafts are while supplies last). The theme is Dinosaur Stomp! Registration begins on March 9 for residents and March...


Spring Planting on the Farm

Kline Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago

Tour the farmhouse to see how families worked together to get spring planting done, and then watch (weather permitting) as the farmers work in fields and gardens planting the year’s...


Take and Make Fridays

Brookfield Public Library 3609 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield

Drop by on Friday each week for some fun crafts to take and make at home over the weekend!


Park-Hopper Storytime

Indian Prairie Public Library 401 Plainfield Road, Darien

Bring a picnic blanked or lawn chairs and join us at a new park every Friday for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! For families with children ages...


A Very Special Storytime

Waterlemon 25 S. La Grange Road, La Grange

From Arial to Belle, Spiderman to Batman, Snow White to Paw Patrol and more - this is the cutest, most fun storytime in town! May 6 - Elsa from Frozen SOLD OUT May 13 - Pepa from Encanto May 20 - Woody from Toy Story May 27 - Marshall from Paw Patrol SOLD OUT


Pajama Party Parents’ Night Out

My Gym Wheaton 43 Danada Square E, Wheaton

Enjoy a night to yourselves while your kiddos have a blast at My Gym! My Gym invites parents to drop off their little ones for an evening of laughter, games,...


Author Visit – Dhonielle Clayton

Anderson's Bookshop (Naperville) 123 W. Jefferson Avenue, Naperville

Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person signing with bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton to celebrate the release of her highly-anticipated middle-grade fantasy novel, The Marvellers! Dhonielle will be in conversation with Buzzfeed Books' Rachel Strolle. This event will be held in our Naperville store, and pre-registration is required as space is limited.


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