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Sleepover Safari

Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Ill.

Get a glimpse into what happens at Brookfield Zoo at night. Enjoy a pizza dinner and craft activities, then go on a night hike that highlights zoo residents and nocturnal Illinois wildlife. The next morning, wake up to a hot breakfast buffet, a morning hike and a visit to an animal exhibit.

When: 6:30 p.m.-9 a.m.
Cost: $70, $60 member

Welcome to the Universe

Adler Planetarium | Chicago, Ill.

Visitors become space adventurers and set off on a journey to discover the Universe in a way never done before. Travel a billion light-years and back, fly through space, orbit the Moon, zoom into a canyon on Mars, and soar through the cosmic web where a million galaxies shower down. The experience was created utilizing real telescopic data and the best scientific imagery.

Cost: $28 pass (includes admission); $22 kids 3-11

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

Oliver

Light Opera Works | Evanston, Ill.

The 1960 musical version of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist includes the songs "Consider Yourself," "Where Is Love?," "As Long as He Needs Me," "Who Will Buy?" and "I'd Do Anything." Performances run Dec. 22-31.

 

Cost: $32-$92. Ages 21 and under are half-price Dec. 26, 27 and 29.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose

Raven Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Live, radio-style performance includes musican accompaniment, humorous commercials and a closing sing-a-long. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays from Dec. 14-30.

Cost: $20 ($15 for students/seniors

The Christmas Schooner

Mercury Theater | Chicago, Ill.

The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story of the first Christmas tree ship, and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. Performances are from Nov. 23 to Dec. 30. The schedule is Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m, Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p,m.

 

 

Cost: $29-$59
 







 
 
 
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