Chicago weekend events for kids


There's a lot going on in this world-class city we live in, and the options can be overwhelming. So every week, we'll pick our not-to-miss events. Chances are, you'll see us there, kids in tow. If none of these suit your schedule, browse our full calendar to find events near you.

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Egg Hunt (Chicago)

Family friendly traditional egg hunt activities with the Bunny. Event includes inflatables, petting zoo, face painting and games. Refreshments sold separately. April 4.


Habitat Park Egg Hunt (Glenview)

Colorful eggs will be hidden all over the outdoor Habitat Park exhibit. It's up to sharp-eyed little guests to find them all and discover special gifts inside, from candy to gift cards, even one-year Museum memberships. Each ticket will give a suggested 15-minute window during which hunters may enter the park. Each child will be allowed to search for and collect a maximum of 6 eggs to bring to the Check-Out Station, where the eggs will be opened and prizes awarded. April 4.


Spring Egg-stravaganza (Naperville)

Celebrate spring with games, stories, crafts, snacks and an egg hunt. Don't forget to bring your basket. April 4.


Skate with the Easter Bunny (Oak Lawn)

Hop on in to skate and visit with the Easter Bunny on and off the ice. April 4.


Egg Hunt (Rockford)

Hop into your favorite museum to fill your basket with yummy treats. Kids 9 and under can look for eggs at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The rest of the time, children of all ages can create super springtime art and jump into egg-cellent fun. Presented by Discovery Center Museum and Burpee Museum. April 4.



Bunny Hop & Egg Hunt (Downers Grove)

Make a craft, jump in the bounce house, and enjoy other fun activities with the bunny, then finish up the morning with a colorful egg hunt led by the bunny. Don’t forget your camera for a photo and bring a basket. An adult must accompany each child. April 4.


Easter Brunch (Brookfield)

Easter brunch buffet features an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Bunny costumed characters, who will be available for photos. Musical entertainment provided by the Banjo Buddies. Reservations are required. April 5.


Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch (Glencoe)

Enjoy brunch in Nichols Hall. Bring a basket and hop to the Rose Garden after brunch and join in the Easter egg hunt before taking a stroll to explore the vibrant colors and spring blooms. April 5.


Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise (Chicago)

Celebrate the holiday aboard Spirit of Chicago with a buffet-style brunch, interactive DJ entertainment and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Plus, receive a goodie bag with treats for each kid. April 5.


Sleep with the “Monsters”

Families will explore the museum by flashlight, visit the fantastical and fun Greek Monsters exhibit, and step back in time in the new hands-on Monumental exhibition, where children can build their own Acropolis, touch the foot of Athena, and play dress-up, as they explore Greek and Maya architecture. Plua, make crafts, hear stories of Zeus and Athena and learn some Greek dance steps before settling in for a movie and snacks and falling asleep surrounded by more than three millennia of Greek culture and history. In the morning, the Pan Hellenic Bakery will show families how to bake classic Greek cookies.



National Robotics Week

Gear up with demonstrations from university, after-school and hobbyist robotics teams in celebration of National Robotics Week. Throughout the Museum’s Main Level, guests can see different robots designed by Chicago-area student and amateur teams, watch a live robotics competition, hear from top university robotics scholars, as well as interact with PARO®, the furry baby seal therapy robot, and witness ROBOTIS MINIs perform a dance routine.


Starry Starry Night

Step inside the Starlab portable planetarium and take a tour of the night sky. Learn to identify constellations and discover stories told about them for centuries, then head outside to practice your identifying skills. Kids must be accompanied by a participating adult.


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