Fun things to do with kids this weekend in Chicago(land)


Check out our full calendar for all of this weekend's family-friendly events, whether you're headed to the city or the suburbs.

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Weekend Parent & Little One Yoga Workshop

Bring your child (6 weeks through age 2) as you meet other new parents and enjoy a yoga practice with your child nearby. Build strength, increase flexibility, and promote stress relief with poses and breathing techniques designed to counteract the impact of carrying and caring for a child. Some poses will be done solo with your little one playing nearby, while others will incorporate your child in a fun and creative way. Class will begin with introductions of parents and children, followed by gentle warm-ups that will build into a more active practice. No previous yoga experience necessary.


Hidden Figures Revealed

A celebration of African-American women in STEM - past, present, and future. Explore the story of the women behind Hidden Figures, including an interactive panel discussion with African-American women leaders in STEM, featuring clips from the film, as well as a day of STEM-filled activities.


Monster Truck Nationals

These all-American icons of motorized muscle have become heroes to generations of fans as they break free of the rules of gravity to thunder through high-flying stunts competing for a hard-fought gold medal win.


Neighborhoods of the World

Navy Pier honors Chicago's ethnic neighborhoods and cultural diversity with this weekly performance series. Enjoy authentic live music, dance performances, cuisine and folk art from various ethnic Chicago communities. Sunday, get to know Greece.


Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Featuring garden displays, demonstrations, seminars, garden marketplace, and a children's activity garden. There also will be cake decorating contests featuring top pastery chefs. The theme for this year is "Chicago's Blooming."


Weekend Family Class: Pizza Party

Pizza has lots of ingredients from the garden—tomatoes, wheat, herbs and vegetables. Learn how these plants grow and how they are used to make pizza. Participants will plant their own herb garden to take home.


Developmental Differences Resource Fair

Supporting families through various ages and stages of development, this event brings together service providers, school options, and nonprofits in one place that focus on serving parents of children with developmental differences. Categories of need include, but are not limited to: developmental delays (i.e., speech, motor skills), sensory processing disorder, autism, ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS, mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, Down Syndrome, and physical disabilities.


Mummy Science

Get hands-on with an interactive mummy, learn about organic and inorganic materials and the scientific principles that make mummification possible. Meet a real Egyptologist and see how science can show us what ancient Egyptians looked like using CT scans and 3-D modeling.


Elephant with Riders

Features workshops in ceramics, printmaking, shrinky dinks, cuddly buddies, papercrafts, an open studio for toddlers and preschoolers, and art exhibits. New in 2017: special workshops for 6th-8th graders that require pre-registration.


Maple Syrup Festival

See the entire maple syrup-making process from tapping the tree and collecting the sap, to boiling it down into syrup. Take a walk through the sugar bush, enjoy storytelling, make a maple craft, warm up by the fire, and taste real maple syrup fresh off the fire.


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