The Scarecrow Trail

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Artistically decorated scarecrows from local Girl Scout troops are on display around Meadow Lake, daily in October.

When: 7 a.m.-sunset
Cost: Free with admission

Beneficial Bats

Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Make a bat finger puppet and discover how bats are beneficial.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays
Cost: Free with admission

Storywalk

Kohl Children's Museum | Glenview, Ill.

Temporary exhibit in Habitat Park that consists of 18 child-height stands placed throughout the park, each displaying two pages of "Leaves" by David Ezra Stein.

Cost: Free with admission

Interactive Music Show

Wonder Works | Oak Park, Ill.

Get up and dance to live music with a children's concert every week. Children can dance, play instruments or just listen and sing along to classic and new children's songs.

When: 11:15-11:45 Mondays and Thursdays
Cost: Free with admission

Spooky Space

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

Family activities include trick-or-treating, a special Atwood Sphere Spooky Space tour and a Slimy Science family workshop filled with gooey alien experiments.On  weekends, guests can stop by Planet Explorers for a chance to hear eerie tales about the Moon in the Stories Under the Stars program

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Pinocchio

Beverly Arts Center | Chicago, Ill.

Come meet Gepetto the Toymaker, the Blue Fairy and the rest of Pinocchio's friends as he learns to be honest, unselfish and brave. Performances run 10:30 a.m. weekdays from Oct. 17-Nov. 27 and 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 23. For tickets visit chicagokidscompany.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost: $12

The Bully Show

AlphaBet Soup Productions | Lombard, Ill.

Join Professor McBumble and his group of rag tag actors as they present three different fairy tales with an anti-bullying message. Updated adaptions of Little Red Ridinghood, The Ugly Duckling & Three Billy Goats Gruff are performed in this world premiere musical. "It's not cool to be cruel!" "It's so lame to call people names!" are just a few of the lesson taught in this important show. Performances are from Oct. 2-May 2 at locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Check website for venue dates and times.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $7-$10, depending on venue

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions, today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles.

When: Performance dates and times vary. A full schedule can be found at: www.blueman.com/chicago/buy-tickets
Cost: $49-$97

A Year with Frog and Toad

Chicago Children’s Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Based on the Frog and Toad book series. Runs Oct. 9-Nov. 24, 2013.

 

 

Cost: $25-$38

Hansel and Gretel

Chicago Playworks at DePaul University | Chicago, Ill.

Performances are 10 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday from Oct. 12-Nov. 16. A wide range of events will be held in conjunction with this production including an ice cream social, community partner days, post-show discussion and autograph sessions. The performances on Oct. 24 and 27 will e interpreted in American Sign Language. The Nov. 9 performance will feature a live audio description for patrons who are blind or have low vision, as welll as a pre-performance touch tour.

Cost: $10
 





 
 
 
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