Kids Activities in Pilsen

50% Off Kids' and Teens Summer Day Camp

Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center

Chicago

$400 $199

Kids and Teens can learn hip-hop, conditioning, jazz, ballet, and tumbling

52% Off Music Lessons

Paul Cherewick: Guitar Teacher

Chicago

$50 $24

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off Private Violin or Viola Lessons

MB Muzik

Chicago

$180 $75

A violinist since age seven, Marija Bubanj teaches violin and viola students basic scales, fingerings, and bowing techniques

Up to 63% Off Visits to Kids' Play Center

Kid City

West Town

$28 $14

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Kids play pretend at an indoor facility complete with a pint-sized supermarket, dress-up boutique, pet shop, and post office

45% Off Piano Lessons

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

$200 $110

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

The Field Museum – Discovery Pass Plus $5 in Groupon Bucks

The Field Museum

Museum Campus

$23 $18

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Exploring ancient Egypt and staying out of the mouth of a real dinosaur are all in a day's fun at this iconic museum

44% Off Circus-Arts Classes

Circus Kazoo Llc

Redeem from Home

$120 $67

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

83% Off Online Guitar Lessons

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons at Guitar Cities

Guitar Cities

Chicago

$80 $33

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Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Guitar Chicago

The Loop

$70 $33

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

Museum of Broadcast Communications – Up to Half Off

Museum of Broadcast Communications

Near North Side

$24 $12

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Artifacts and digitized recordings detail the history of radio and television; interactive station lets visitors anchor their own newscasts

71% Off Kids' Indoor Play Package

Kidville

Chicago

$143 $42

3 classes in topics like art & music plus 2 passes to a playspace with climbing wall and tumble trak; $50 birthday day party credit included

60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Lizzie McNeills Irish Pub

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 48% Off Open Jump or Birthday Party at Pump It Up

Pump it Up

Goose Island

$60 $35

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Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce & burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides & inflatables.

Up to 50% Off Open Play at Bubbles Academy

Bubbles Academy

Goose Island

$12 $6

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Parents bring kids age 0–6 to climb and play in a room full of toy stations, slides, tunnels, and bubbles

Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier – Up to 56% Off

Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze

Near North Side

$23.98 $12

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Narrow hallways inside a 4,000-square-foot, Chicago-history-themed maze on Navy Pier

Chicago History Museum – Up to 48% Off

Chicago History Museum

Lincoln Park

$14 $8

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at 50 years of the Ebony Fashion Fair

Up to 59% Off Kids' Open Play at Chicago Playpen

Chicago Playpen

Bronzeville

$60 $29

Kids play inside a facility that's full of educational installations, including a grocery store

$15 Off Science Museum Membership or Admission

International Museum of Surgical Science

Near North Side

$30 $15

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More than 600 art pieces and 7,000 medical artifacts—including a working iron lung—trace the advancement of surgery throughout history

Up to 60% Off Children's Acting and Movie-Making Camps

Brain Surgeon Theater

Bucktown

$650 $259

Children as young as 6 delve into scripted roles, improvisation, and the basics of filmmaking in camps led by experienced artist-educators

52% Off Adult Sports-Acrobatics Classes

MSA & Circus Arts

Logan Square

$60 $29

Learn floor-tumbling moves, such as bounces, flips, and handstands, and jump on a regulation-sized trampoline equipped with safety lines

Up to 63% Off Outdoor Movies at Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago

$49 $19

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Take in a popular movie with drinks, pizza, popcorn, and candy in the heart of the historic Lincoln Park Zoo while surrounded by animals

57% Off of WhirlyBall or Laser Tag

WhirlyBall

Multiple Locations

$150 $64

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Zip around courts in a bumper car, tossing wiffle balls with plastic scoops through goals, or slink through neon laser-tag arenas

Up to 69% Off Bowling at Fireside Bowl

Fireside Bowl

Logan Square

$48 $15

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Guests to this 1940s bowling alley vie for the highest score while surrounded by vintage decor and modern scoring systems

Up to 61% Off Bowling Packages at Diversey River Bowl

Diversey River Bowl

Bucktown

$82 $32

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Laser-light shows and upbeat tunes add entertaining elements to bowling outings; onsite pizzeria also serves burgers and pasta

Up to 52% Off Batting-Cage Sessions

BASH Sports Academy

Avondale

$150 $72

12,000 sq. ft., fully turfed indoor facility houses five cages for practicing swings year-round

$10 for Batting-Cage Tokens at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Lakeview

$20 $10

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Just steps away from the legendary Wrigley Field, amateurs can practice their swings in the bar’s batting cages

Up to 61% Off Urban Scavenger Hunt

CityScape Adventures

Cubby Bear

$100 $40

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

Up to 53% Off Bowling for Two at Waveland Bowl

Waveland Bowl

North Center

$40 $19

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Pairs enjoy a classic, 50-year-old alley equipped with 40 state-of-the-art lanes, computerized scoring, and billiards tables

Paddleboarding and Picnic in the Park

Paddleboarding, Picnic, and Fireworks

Kayak Chicago

$60 $60

Savor summertime in Chicago by paddleboarding Lake Michigan, followed by a Montrose Beach picnic

Up to 57% Off at Chicagoland Bowling

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Hour-long game at your choice of 10 Chicagoland Bowling member centers

50% Off at the Swedish American Museum

Swedish American Museum

Edgewater

$8 $4

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Three stories of exhibits explore the struggles and triumphs of Chicago's Swedish immigrants, including through hands-on kids' activities

Up to 52% Off Bagpipe or Drum Lessons

Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming

Irish American Heritage Center

$145 $69

In groups of up to five, students hone playing and practice technique and learn about the culture of drums or Scottish bagpipes

Half Off Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum

APR Pullman Porter Museum

Far South Chicago

$50 $25

Museum celebrates the victories of the nation's first African-American labor unions and the history of African-American railroad workers

53% Off Amusement-Park Package for Two or Four

Haunted Trails Amusement Park

Multiple Locations

$57 $27

Pizza helps fuel romps through a game area and visits to two attractions, which include mini golf and go-karts, plus laser tag at Joliet

Up to 52% Off Amusement-Center Visit

Go Bananas

Norridge

$32.46 $16

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Bumper cars, a bounce castle, a mini roller coaster, and abundant arcade games enthrall youngsters in between bites of personal pizza

Half Off Open-Play Visits at Jump!Zone

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

Kids burn energy sliding down air-filled chutes, navigating plush obstacle courses, and bouncing in the princess castles

Up to 55% Off Arcade Outing with Pizza

Kiddie Kingdom

Niles

$33.70 $15

Entertainment facility houses platefuls of hand-tossed pizza, more than 62 arcade games, and a miniature carousal

Gymboree Play & Music Skokie – 60% Off Kids' Classes

Gymboree Play & Music Skokie

Skokie

$124 $49

Innovative play environment hosts development-based classes focused on creativity and physical activity

Up to $30.01 Off Bowling and Billiards at Kings

Kings

Rosemont

$40 $19.99

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20 bowling lanes and 5 billiards tables; retro decor updated with colored lights and more than 50 high-def TVs and projectors

52% Off Celebrity Pro Bowler Tournament

Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation

Kings Bowl

$25 $12

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman brings his celebrity friends together for a night of bowling, which raises funds for sick kids

64% Off Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds

Terra Sounds

Glenview

$80 $29

Students can practice instruments including guitar, piano, drums, violin, or voice or study techniques such as songwriting or improvisation

67% Off Private Music Lessons from Parker Music

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

$60 $20

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

Up to 67% Off 30-Minute Guitar Lessons

Evolution Music

Orland Park

$20 $10

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

Up to 58% Off Inflatable-Playground Play Passes

Jump N' Jam Playland

Calumet City

$40 $19

Inflatable bounce houses, jungle gyms, slides, obstacle courses, and basketball courts

Up to 62% Off at North Shore Music Institute

North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

Up to 53% Off Ice Skating in Bensenville

The Edge Ice Arena

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

Ice arena hosting Chicago Steel’s home games sprawls across three indoor ice-skating rinks, two of which are regulation-size

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 56% Off Kids' Dress-Up Party

Rockstar Diva

Orland Hills

$300 $149

At party place with loads of costumes, kids age 4-10 play dress-up as they celebrate

Up to 56% Off Weekly Private Music Lessons

American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Weekly one-on-one music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

Up to 60% Off at Orland Bowl

Orland Bowl

Orland Park

$45 $20

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Bowling party for six or lessons at a 50-lane alley on weekends or weekdays

Up to 90% Off Kids’ Bounce-House Visits

Pump It Up Glenview

Glenview

$90 $45

Kids jump, play, and socialize aboard colorful inflatable slides and bounce houses, or through obstacle courses

50% Off at Jus-Fun Amusements in Villa Park

Jus-Fun Amusements

Villa Park

$24 $12

Family amusement park with multicolored go-karts and 18 holes of miniature golf

Up to 56% Off at Beyond The Stars Performing Arts Academy

Beyond The Stars Performing Arts Academy

Willowbrook

$90 $40

Seasoned instructors help dancers, actors and singers of all levels develop their confidence and technical skill

Up to 51% Off Indoor Bounce-House Sessions

Pump It Up

Elmhurst

$40 $20

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Kids run, leap, and launch down colorful inflatable slides in a supervised indoor play area

Chicago Pet Show – 50% Off Two-Day Passes

Chicago Pet Show

Darien Sportsplex

$14 $7

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Current or potential pet owners attend two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups

70% Off Bowling for Up to Six

Suburbanite Bowl

Westmont

$96 $29

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Groups of up to six hit pins on one of 32 lanes, moonwalking in rental shoes around alley built in 1957

50% Off a Kids' Science Exploration Camp

WOW Camps

St. John Lutheran Church

$300 $149

Across five consecutive Mondays, kids spend the day exploring science with hands-on projects and activities

Half Off Private Guitar Lessons from Eric Mantel 

Eric Mantel

Matteson

$45 $22.50

A guitar instructor for more than three decades, Eric Mantel teaches students myriad techniques with inspiration from guitar greats

Up to 52% Off Roller Skating

Lombard Roller Rink

Lombard

$24 $12

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Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

Up to 50% Off Hidden Creek AquaPark Visits

Hidden Creek AquaPark

Highland Park

$26 $14

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Swimmers whoosh down two water slides or wade into the zero-depth-entry pool while tykes explore the water playground

Up to 50% Off Batting Cage Time

The Perfect Swing

Darien

$20 $10

A more than 60,000 sq. ft. facility houses automated pitching machines that hurl baseballs and softballs at adjustable speeds of 35–70 mph

56% Off Bowling Package for Two

Elk Grove Bowl

Elk Grove Village

$27 $12

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Forty lanes with automatic scoring set stage for two games of bowling by pairs clad in provided shoes

Up to Half Off at Jeffery Lanes 

Jeffery Lanes

Wheeling

$240 $119

Vintage bowling alley with midcentury-modern-style ball returns and manual scoring

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

The Morton Arboretum – Up to 33% Off Summer Festival

The Morton Arboretum

Lisle

$9 $6

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Come share in the many cultures represented from around the U.S. through food, activities, and events sourced from around the country

Up to 53% Off Ice Skating at Seven Bridges Ice Arena

Seven Bridges Ice Arena

Woodridge

$20 $10

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Sports arena with one Olympic-size ice rink, one NHL-size ice rink, and a multisport turf field on the second floor

Up to 56% Off Bowling at Lisle Lanes

Lisle Lanes

Lisle

$56.25 $25

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Bowling alley opens its doors every day of the week as competitors battle on 32 lanes, hang out in the game room, and browse the pro shop

50% Off Water Park Admission

The Oasis Water Park

The Oasis Water Park

$18 $9

Public water park's three zones—'Cuda Cove, Mango Bay, and Otter Island—host watery fun with slides, sprayers, leisure pool, and lap pool

53% Off Music Lessons

Devine Music Studio

Glen Ellyn

$60 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Visit to Sea Lion Aquatic Park

Sea Lion Aquatic Park

Lisle

$26 $13

Guests slip down four water slides and relax in the zero-depth pool while children play amongst giant fish and octopus sculptures

Up to 59% Off Indoor-Playground Visits

Yu Kids Island

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Spinning palm trees with colorful, suspended balls, bouncing platforms, jungle gyms and water-filled slides thrill tiny visitors

62% Off Bowling Outing for Four

Fox Bowl

Wheaton

$39 $15

Bowling alley with onsite pizza kitchen and 10-foot video screen hosts groups of four for 60 minutes of pin-crushing revelry

Pump It Up – Up to 53% Off Open-Jump Visits

Pump It Up

Lisle

$40 $20

Kids jump inside bounce-houses, zoom down inflatable slides, and race through obstacle courses at an indoor playground

51% Off Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle

$150 $74

Music school established in 1959 offers aspiring musicians lessons in numerous instruments, like guitar, piano, bass, drums, brass, and more

Up to 61% Off Kids' Firefighter Play Sessions or Party

FireZone

Schaumburg

$45 $19

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Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

Up to 58% Off Ice Skating

Rocket Ice Arena

Bolingbrook

$18 $8

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Skaters of all levels hone their moves during open skates while supporters cheer them on from lodge with fireplace, free WiFi & café

Up to 56% Off Playtime at FunFlatables

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Indoor playgrounds house colorful, air-filled obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles

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The National Museum of Mexican Art features more than 7,000 artworks that span a timeline from ancient Mexico to modern-day masterpieces. As the country’s only Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums, it aims to provide a view into the richness of Mexican culture through programs and exhibitions that explore issues of social justice in local communities. Twenty of its exhibitions have toured the country, and its resumé includes The African Presence in Mexico and Frida’s Contemporaries: Women Artists of Modern Mexico. In addition to visual art, the museum’s cultural programs also display a range of other art forms including music, dance, and theater, and its annual Sor Juana Festival honors the accomplishments of Mexican women.

1852 W 19th St
Chicago,
IL
US

In 1976, busy California mother Joan Barnes wanted nothing more than to find a play place where she and her kids could enjoy age-appropriate, educational activities. Finding none, she developed her own innovative play environment within a developmental-based program structure now known as Gymboree Play & Music. Today, kids tumble and learn in more than 650 locations in 33 countries around the world, engaging in open play and classes designed to build cognitive and motor skills. As parents participate in their children's development, their kids learn to paint, play music, and interact socially outside of their preschool knitting circles.

600 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago,
IL
US

Located in the West Loop, Whitney Young Aquatics is a private indoor swim cub offering classes, lessons, and competitive swim team opportunties for children and adults. Teams are coached by former Division I swimmers and certified personal trainers, and lessons are led by certified lifeguards and Red Cross instructors. Members can drop by the pool to practice their strokes or to simply reap the benefits of a challenging, low-impact aerobic exercise that doesn’t require space travel or an investment in a packing peanut factory.

211 S Laflin St
Chicago,
IL
US

Décollage adorns human mannequins with an intricate collection of new and vintage clothing, accessories, and jewelry. Recently featured in several publications, including Time Out Chicago and Chicago magazine, the spacious boutique hosts a bouquet of vintage items, hand-selected by owner, Kelsey Tanner-O'Connor. Customers can seduce mirrors with new French lingerie pieces by Maison Close ($25.80+) before donning a red Tatyana pencil skirt ($64) or a gray Parisian dress ($109), hearkening back to an era when there was a clutch for every occasion and a big band in every living room. In addition to selections from Pucci and Chanel, items from the vintage collection include a '50s-inspired cocktail dress ($59) and a '60s green lace dress ($48), which can be paired with the many shoes and jewelry items that beautify Décollage’s racks and shelves.

1219 W Madison St
Chicago,
IL
US

The planners behind Signature Media Group Speakers masterfully select fascinating people, so that they can share their insights on a stage. For them, keynote speeches are an art form that can engage and inspire audiences on all manner of topics. Most notable are the wide variety of speakers they work with, some of which are corporate CEOs, political strategists, book publishers, and civil rights activists, to name a few. The staff works with its speakers to help curate poignant addresses.

1327 W Washington Blvd
Chicago,
IL
US

When entrepreneur Harold Pierce opened the first Harold’s Chicken Shack on Chicago’s South Side in 1950, his chefs fried chicken as it was ordered, filling customers' empty hands with baskets of fresh, piping-hot chicken in 12–15 minutes. Today, the chain of 62 restaurants peppered across the Midwest and Southwest continues the old tradition of rewarding patience with astonishingly delicious chicken. The long-standing shop specializes in a simple order—breaded chicken fried in a rich mix of vegetable oil and beef tallow for a home-cooked flavor. Chefs prep the chicken Chicago style by pouring a dash of sauce over the basket, which soaks into the white bread and crinkle fries that come with every order. Marked with the famed emblem of a cook chasing a chicken with a hatchet, the restaurant has saturated the city’s consciousness, earning a mention in Tucker Max’s I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, an appearance in Kanye West’s music video Through the Wire, and its own chicken hologram projected over the skyline. Serious Eats sums up citywide sentiment for the chain: "When the words 'fried chicken' are uttered in Chicago, it’s a fair bet that the name Harold’s Chicken Shack will usually follow."

1134 W Washington Blvd
Chicago,
IL
US

Pilsen Scene