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Creature’s Features: Tip-Top Tails

Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, Ill.

Discover amazing adaptations of some of the world's most unique animals, including how tails help animals do ordinary to extraordinary things, from swatting away flies to holding onto branches

When: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $24, $20 zoo members

Polar Bear Awareness Week

Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, Ill.


Learn more about polar bears - and what can be done to help them. The zoo offers twice-daily Arctic activities at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Resident polar bear Anana will be in for some extra treats, and staff and volunteers will be giving away free passes to see To The Arctic 3Dat Navy Pier IMAX Theater.

Cost: Free

Visiting Artist Workshop: 2D Drawings to 3D Sculptures

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

Cardboard sculptor John Salhus shows how to transform drawings into cool 3D sculptures.

When: 1-3 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission

Spring Open House & Lillstreet Loft Grand Opening

Lillstreet Art Center | Chicago, Ill.


Explore all 3 levels, 24 classrooms, an artisan gift shop, and gallery. Experiment in all departments with our free workshops and demonstrations for any age, including special kids' activities from noon-4 p.m.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

In The Park with Civic Homan Square

Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Chicago, Ill.


Chamber ensembles from the Civic Orchestra present free, interactive concerts in neighborhoods across Chicago as part of the MusiCorps In the Park with Civic series, a music education and advocacy program.


When: 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

PianoForte Family Series: Fantastic Imagination

PianoForte Studios | Chicago, Ill.

Pianist George Lepauw takes the audience on a journey to foreign lands and introduces them to new characters with music by Scarlatti and Debussy. Includes performance and discussion about different topics related to the piano and piano performance. Followed by a milk-and-cookies reception.

When: 3-4 p.m.
Cost: $5

JCYS Presents: Susan Salidor

Schubas | Chicago, Ill.

Concert for children.

When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $8

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

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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