Chicagoland Events for Babies and Toddlers

Take your little one out for some fun in the city and suburbs.

Are you a new parent looking for something fun to do with your young one? Maybe you want to find something educational to keep their mind stimulated. Or you want to make some new mom friends now that you can actually get out into the world.

Chicago Parent has got you covered. Below is a list of events we’ve found that you baby and toddlers are sure to find amusing. Browse our online calendar for more family-friendly events happening this month.


May 11-Aug. 5, 2022 (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)

Rapunzel is a one-hour musical based on the original fairy tale.  It features a hilarious script adapted by Jesus Perez, with original songs composed by Paige Coffman.

The Ugly Duckling

May 12-Aug. 5 (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)

The Ugly Duckling is a one-hour musical based on the original fairy tale. It features a hilarious script written by Jesus Perez, with original songs composed by Paige Coffman.

Fan Fridays at Disney’s Winnie the Pooh

May 13 and 20, 2022

Audience members are invited to come dressed in their best Winnie the Pooh-inspired costumes. Put on your best Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Roo or Christopher Robin outfit and you will receive a small prize.

Nature Block Party

May 21, 2022

Explore nature and all the fun things you can do outdoors. Kids will also create art at this nature-filled event.

What’s Blooming on Harrison Street Festival

May 21, 2022

A family-friendly festival that features an art fair, music stage, children’s carnival, beer garden, food, makers booth and more.

Evening Storytime Fun

May 21, 2022

Ages 2-5 will be able to read along and interpret the story line using activities like puppets, drama and arts at this story time in the park.

Open Nature Play Days

Through May 25, 2022

Bring your little one for open nature play time, which includes stories, art, and exploration. Enjoy the Dan Ryan Woods Nature Play space while helping your children connect with nature.

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh

Through June 12, 2022 (Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) 

The show is inspired by the beloved books by A. A. Milne. Winnie the Pooh has life sized puppets, music and retelling of stories.

The Questioneers: Read. Question. Think. PLAY!

Through June 30, 2022

Based on the best-selling series of books by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts, Questioneers characters Ada Twist, scientist; Rosie Revere, engineer; Iggy Peck, architect; and Sofia Valdez, future president, come alive.

Weather to Climate

Through Sept. 1, 2022

This exhibit presents the fundamentals of weather and climate and explains how the two phenomena are connected through fun interactives and engaging content.

Ice Age Giants

Through Oct. 1, 2022

Brookfield Zoo and Dino Don Inc. are bringing you more than 20 life-sized, animatronic re-creations of giants that had roamed North America and Eurasia during the Ice Age.

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