From gibbons to gorillas, tails to thumbs, find out what makes you similar and different from our closest primate relatives. Put your tool-use skills to the test while fishing for termites. Feb. 18 and March 23.When: 1-3 p.m. Feb. 18, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. March 23
Celebrate President's Day with music, Presidential trivia, crafts and appearances by a modern Mary Todd and President Abe Lincoln.When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy a day off school by coming to Pump It Up.When: 9-10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
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
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
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
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
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
If you're looking for an alternative to skating at Millennium Park this winter, look up. Way up-94 stories, to be exact. Touted as the World's Highest Ice Skating Rink, the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center gives ice skaters a bird's-eye view of the city and the lake.
At 20 feet by 45 feet, the rink is probably too small to be your solo destination of the day, but paired with a trip to see the view from the Hancock, it's a nice way for kids to burn off energy while parents enjoy the great view. And because it's synthetic ice, skaters stay warm and don't get wet.
The rink is scheduled to be open for skating from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. through April 18. A 25-minute skate session costs $6 (in addition to the cost to get into the Hancock Observatory). You can bring your own skates or rent some there for a dollar.
When: 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Chicago Kids Company performs the classic tale from Feb. 6-April 12.When: 10:30 a.m. weekdays; 1 p.m. Saturday March 23.