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Trick or Treat

360 CHICAGO Observation Deck | Chicago, Ill.

Kids are invited to explore the Observatory and collect goodies around every corner.

When: 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Green Halloween

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Start your Halloween off by making an eek-o-friendly mask out of cereal boxes and learn about some of our favorite Halloween critters: bats, rats, snakes and owls. Kids can choose to make a butterfly, bird, owl or fox mask to take home.

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Halloween Party

Little Beans Cafe | Chicago, Ill.

Includes a concert with Little Miss Ann, trick or treating, play, light food and drink, Halloween games and more. For more info and to register visit

When: 3-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 one child, $35 two children, $45 three children

Hot Chocolate Halloween Party

McCormick Place – North Building | Chicago, Ill.


McCormick Place's Lakeside Center will be transformed into a huge Halloween Party with trick or treating around the sponsor booths, D.J. playing music, a kid zone complete with bounce houses and games. Costumes encouraged, but not required.

When: 3-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Young Royal Couture Halloween Dance Jam!

Young Royal Couture | Chicago, Ill.


Includes glitter tattoos, activities, popcorn, treats and music. Shoes are not permitted; please wear socks.

When: 3-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair

The Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Travel back to 1893 and experience the excitement of the White City. Digital technology will bring the World's Fair to life. Visitors will see items that thrilled fairgoers 120 years ago including large taxidermied animals, fully articulated animal skeletons, and ancient fish from Wyoming's Green River fossil bed. Using an iPad application, visitors can explore many items from the World's Fair still hidden in the Museum's vaults and will also get an overview of the Museum's history and the personalities who helped shape this institution.

Cost: Included in Discovery and All Access passes

80 at 80

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

Special exhibit showcases 80 rarely displayed artifacts from the museum's extensive collection in honor of the museum's 80th anniversary. These artifacts, carefully selected by MSI curators, will ignite guests' memories from past exhibits but many will be revealed for the first time.

Cost: Free with admission

Future Energy Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

Guests get a fresh and dynamic look at our energy choices and steps we can take to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy future. Activities include: Ride a bike and convert mechanical energy into electrical energy; crank a hand generator and activate an array of "plasma trees"; feel the difference in energy demand among a range of light bulbs. The keystone is the Future Energy Chicago simulation, where guests compete in teams, and rotate through five games in which players design an energy efficient future car and house, improve tomorrow's neighborhood, and reinvent Chicago's transportation and power generation systems.


Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

The exhibit showcases the creative accomplishments and innovations of one of Chicago's native sons, Walt Disney, and the ongoing legacy of the company that bears his name. Features artifacts that have not been widely seen by the public, including drawings, props, costumes, artwork from classic Disney animation, theme park attractions, TV shows and live action films, plus items from contemporary Disney milestones. Hands-on, interactive stations bring Disney's technological breakthroughs in animation and motion pictures to life. Guests can try recording sound effects, explore Disney's revolutionary MultiPlane film camera and learn to draw some of their favorite Disney characters in the Animation Academy.

Cost: $9, $7 kids 3-11, plus admission

Spooky Science

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Nature Museum biologists demonstrate the science behind why things slime, creep and disappear. During this drop-by activity, kids get to conduct experiments to make things glow, slime, float or even disappear.

Cost: Free with admission

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