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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

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

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

Eggs to Chicks

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit features the rare Black Java and White Java strains of chicken, which were an endangered species less than a decade ago. Includes a special child-height egg incubator, hatchery unit and a pen for newborn chicks. Runs from March 18-June 16.

When: Open during regular museum hours
Cost: Free with museum admission

Japan and Nature: Spirits of the Seasons

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

A multi-media, interactive, exhibit that allows children to discover how nature is reflected and celebrated in the lives of Japanese children through special seasonal environments and traditional Japanese activities. The exhibit focuses on the regions of Lake Biwa, Sapporo, Kyoto and Fukuoka, offering an in-depth exploration of each region through video, audio and visual media, as well as authentic props and hands-on interactive activities.

Cost: Free with admission

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