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Celebrate Easter with the Easter Bunny

Skydeck Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

The Easter Bunny will be available for photo opportunities on The Ledge, with professional photographs available for purchase.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Admission, plus photos

Pre-School Family Workshop

National Museum of Mexican Art | Chicago, Ill.

Bring your toddler to an age-appropriate learning environment in the gallery and art studio. Participate together in a visit to the galleries, then design and create a superhero with your child.

Cost: $20 family (maximum four)

Celebrate NanoDays

DuPage Children's Museum | Naperville, Ill.

Visitors investigate nanoscience by learning about electroplating and discovering what tiny particles make up magnetic ferrofluid. Find your height in nanometers and learn about the usefulness of Oobleck! Come learn about the importance of nanoscience in a morning devoted to the microscopic world of atoms and molecules.

When: 9:30-11 a.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Find the Caterpillar

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Kids can help color in a huge caterpillar, and create their own to in the painted tissue paper style of author and illustrator Eric Carle. A Pop Up Box Office will also be set up to sell discounted tickets to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Spring Break Activities

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian | Evanston, Ill.

The Mitchell Museum provides everything students will need to make simple versions of traditional Native American artifacts including paper moccasins, canoes, Plains shields and more. Each craft includes background information about the importance of the artifact to Native American ways of life. Visitors can view similar artifacts in the exhibits which cover a variety of themes including clothing and regalia, traditional transportation, use of natural resources, and the impact of the tourist trade.
Cost: Free with admission

Magnficient Mars

Kendall County Historic Courthouse | Yorkville, Ill.


An educational presentation about the beautiful red planet, Mars, with popular presenter and astronomer Bruce Abels. Presentation will be followed by a guided telescope viewing. Register by April 16.

When: 8-9 p.m.
Cost: Free

Dad and Son Superhero Night

Eola Community Center | Aurora, Ill.

Dads and sons can transform into superheroes and join in a "Dark Night" full of games, crafts, snack time and fighting off evildoers.

When: 6:30-8 p.m. April 18
Cost: Residents: Couple: $19 and each additional child $9. Nonresident: $29. each additional child $14

The Art of Dr. Seuss

Water Tower Place | Chicago, Ill.

The Art of Dr. Seuss has installed sculptures of everyone from the wacky Cat in the Hat to the steadfast Horton and persistent Sam I Am. For children and nostalgic adults, there is a scavenger hunt involving the bronze sculptures, which also include the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle and the Lorax. A photo hunt clue accompanies each sculpture, and guests are invited to share photos on Instagram (@drseussgallerychicago #DRSEUSSART) to win prizes. Runs through May 5.

When: Daily
Cost: Free


Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Forts are the perfect place for pretend stakeout areas and secret society meetings. Use couch cushions, upside-down tables, doors, headboards-even stairs that go nowhere!-to create a cool and cozy space that's all your own.

Cost: Free with admission


Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Explore the magic that happens when soap, water, and air combine. Use wild wands to makebubbles big and small. Catch, dance with and even step inside giant bubbles.

Cost: Free with admission
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