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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The wreath laying ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza. The parade kicks off at noon and proceeds south on State Street from Wacker Street to Van Buren Street. Participants include many area high schools' Drum and Bugle Corps as well as many veterans groups.
Enjoy kite flying, toddler hay mazes, obstacle courses,
hayrides through the fields and a ladybug release (2 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday). Plus, check out the two bull calves, baby goats, lambs
and pigs and mid-size and full sized chickens.
See wolves, a cougar, bear, groundhog, skunk and more. Plus, food, drinks, gift shop, music, raffles and fun. Special guests:SOAR (Save Our American Raptors) and Darren Curt's Comedy Magic. Season passes and adoptions available.
Dinosaurs come to life in a fun, educational and imaginative performance. Audiences can feed, water and care for these puppet-like, prehistoric marvels.
Kids and adults work together to discover the oddest animals and strangest facts at the Lincoln Park Zoo. You'll cross climates on an African safari, learn how your neck is like a twiga's, get hissed at by cockroaches, endure howling gibbons, go nose to snout with black bears, ponder puffins, and learn whether or not you should punch someone who calls you a bufflehead.
Viennese dancers go sky-high with vertical dance performances mixing art, sound, lights and adventurous aerial displays. The show takes inspiration from Vienna's modern music scene, Imperial heritage, iconic artist Gustav Klimt, indulgent food and wine scene, and the Viennese waltz.
See a full-size replica of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover. The rover, which landed safely on Mars, is a high-fidelity prototype and the only one of its kind to be publicly displayed.
See the 'Cossak Warriors' on horseback; Motorcycle Nitro Cowboys in the globe of Death; camels and zebras performing with ponies; clowns and comedy acts and much more.
Features supersized animatronic dinosaurs, including
favorites like Stegosaurus and Triceratops, as well as obscure
dinosaur species with unusual characteristics, like feathers.
Shantungosaurus-the largest dinosaur to walk on two legs-stands at
more than 20 feet tall and 50 feet long in Roosevelt Fountain, and
a tented showcase highlights the most recent paleontological
findings that birds evolved from dinosaurs. In addition, guests
will learn how dinosaurs are relevant to today's world and how
changes in climate may have led to their extinction, plus about
prehistoric flowers and plants .
Help your favorite animal tribe fight for control of a powerful and mystical element called CHI, and be among the first to experience the Center's new LEGO Legends of Chima 4D move. Other activities include a hunt for hidden CHI in the wilds of the Jungle Expedition; an epic battle for CHI as the animal warriors face off in Miniland; a chance to build your own animal warrior; and prizes and giveaways.
Shedd staff members guide guests through the 15-minute
touch experience, while providing interesting facts about
stingrays, including information about how choosing
sustainable seafood protects stingrays in global
waters. The outdoor exhibit also allows visitors to
see the cownose stingrays through various angles.
The exhibition showcases more than 100 animal specimens that have been preserved through the process of Plastination. From goats to giraffes and octopuses to ostriches, guests will see the inner workings of some of the world's most impressive animals and better understand the evolution of animals and the natural world.