Kids 10 and under are invited to the city's largest candy grab, right on Soldier Field. The stadium will open at 9 a.m. for family activities including face painters, balloon artists, inflatables, and a Radio Disney show on the South Courtyard Stage. The candy grab starts at 10 a.m. The fun will be broadcast on the stadium's two super-sized 23' x 82' video screens for parents to cheer from the sidelines.
Enjoy a kid-friendly buffet breakfast, color bunny
pictures, have photos taken with the Easter Bunny, and end the
event with the Bunny Hop.
Learn how to plant mosses, ferns and miniature plants in a fairy
garden. Use recycled materials to create fun houses, and add small
characters such as trolls, and other fun items to make a unique,
Emily Oaks Nature Center is offering a free trail pack to
families with kids 2-5. Come use the grounds to explore shapes,
colors and textures of nature, and receive program ideas to
continue your explorations at home.
Get a view from the tree tops of Heller with the staff of Power
Adventures and work as a team to build the ultimate survivalist
shelter in the forest. Registration required.
Join us as we explore everyday math using plants and animals as
our guides. We will calculate the value of a tree, count seeds
using an ancient code and do a wildlife survey. Bring your sense of
exploration and be ready to do math.
Families can enjoy special Zoo Chats. The zoo offers several adaptive tools that can be downloaded from the zoo’s website prior to a visit. These include a visual schedule and a social story about the zoo’s Living Coast exhibit. In addition, the zoo now features BZ Care Kits that can be checked out during a zoo visit, which include noise-reducing headphones, hard copies of visual schedules, autism stickers, and safety alert badges and ID bracelets.
Guests join Executive Pastry Chef
Fabrice Bouet for a tasty and educational class. Enter the pastry
kitchen at Lockwood Restaurant & Bar and learn the secrets to
making the original brownie. Includes sweets to take home.
RSVP to [email protected].
Hand and Bunraku puppets join giant costumed characters to tell the story of a little girl who sets out to fly her kite and takes a magical journey through her own imagination, accompanied by live music.
Explore the city's stories with your family through interactive activities, make-and-take crafts, music, performances, and more. April 12 and July 12: Prairie. Imagine what Chicago looked like before it was a city. Investigate the prairie plants that used to grow here: from gigantic flowers to far-reaching fields. May 10 and Aug. 9: Maps. Use a compass and connect artifacts to where they came from in the city. Follow clues and share stories. June 14: Artifacts. Find out what artifacts say about the city and its people. Touch, look, and talk about objects from Chicago’s past with your family.