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Sweets & Treats Valentine's Day Celebration

Pump It Up Chicago | Chicago, Ill.

Valentine's celebration is complete with bouncing, sliding and pizza dinner. Drop-off option available. Reserve tickets in advance by visiting

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 kids, $5 adults

Family Hearts and Crafts

Armour Square Park | Chicago, Ill.

Get creative at this "hearts" and crafts event.

When: 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $5

Family Valentine’s Day Dance

Skinner Park | Chicago, Ill.

Familes enjoy music, dancing, games and more.

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $5

Family Fun Valentine’s Day Dance

Stanton Park | Chicago, Ill.


Families dance the night away.

When: 5-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Valentine's Day Dance

Russell Square Park | Chicago, Ill.

Call the park for details about this dance.

When: 4-7 p.m.
Cost: $2

Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Cost: Free with admission

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

Black Creativity

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

The longest-running exhibition of African-American art in the U.S. features more than 100 dynamic works of art from amateur and professional African-American artists from around the nation.

Cost: Free with museum admission

Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

Exhibit explores Schulz's personal history and his role as the sole inspiration and artistic talent behind Peanuts and its unique cast of characters. Through original cartoons, reproductions and related Peanuts ephemera, guests see how characters were developed and evolved. Schulz's Santa Rosa, Calif. studio, recreated for the first time, allows for a deeper look into his work and life. Kids and families have a chance to exercise their own Schultz-like creativity with activities like making a zoetrope.

Cost: $5, $3 kids 3-11, plus admission

Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital

Harold Washington Library Center | Chicago, Ill.


Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers and Cracker Jack.

Cost: Free

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