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Easter at the Cove

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort | Gurnee, Ill.

Activities include Easter Glitter Art, Create Your Own Easter Bag, Monster Egg Decorating, Easter Scavenger Hunt, Easter Egg Chick Photo Frame, Create Your Own Easter Egg Wreath, Easter Headband Craft, Animal Egg Decorating, Jumbo Foam Eggs, Story Time With Easter Bunny and Create Your Own Easter Magic Screen. The Easter Bunny will make appearances throughout the weekend.

Cost: Free with admission

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

Easter Sunday Brunch

BIN 36 | Chicago, Ill.

Enjoy unlimited, featured sweet and savory options including design-your-own-omelet bar, crab eggs benedict, blueberry pancakes with maple syrup, roasted beet, goat cheese & hazelnut salad, and more. Specialty brunch Bloody Mary & Mimosa flights will be available, as well as kid-friendly options. A decadent selection of desserts will also be served.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $45, $24 kids under 12, free kids under 4

Easter Brunch

Carlucci Restaurant | Downers Grove, Ill.

Guests are invited to enjoy the special Easter brunch menu, available in addition to the regular dinner menu. As an additional Easter treat, an Easter Bunny will be attending the brunch and guests are welcome to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. There will also be kids' face painting as well as tableside magic from the "Amazing Brando."

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Check menu

Hofbrauhaus Chicago's Easter Celebration

Rosemont Theatre | Rosemont, Ill.


The Easter Bunny makes a special appearance for photos from 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The whole family is invited to celebrate Easter with Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s special menu including a spring strawberry salad with mimosa vinaigrette, tender braised lamb shank, sautéed green beans and cherry stuffed crepes.

When: 1-6 p.m.
Cost: Free photos

Magic Up Close

Theater Wit | Chicago, Ill.

A highly visual magic show that appeals to a multi-generational audience and includes much participation. Sean Masterson's original presentations combine sleight-of-hand illusions with skilled storytelling to create an experience that is both amazing and entertaining.

When: 11:30 a.m. Sundays
Cost: $16.50, $14.50 kids

Children's International Film Series

Gorton Community Center | Lake Forest, Ill.

This family-friendly series includes award-winning animation and live-action shorts. Chocolate Fingers (April 6); Flying Books (April 13); Spy with my Little Eye (April 27). Visit for more information and tickets.

When: 4 p.m.
Cost: $12

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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