Kids Activities in Chicago


Chicago SUP: Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental for One or Two from Chicago SUP (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental for One or Two from Chicago SUP (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Chicago SUP

North Avenue Beach

Balance on a board and paddle on Lake Michigan waters with a view of the skyline

$60 $32

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Stage 773: Magic Chicago at Stage 773

Magic Chicago at Stage 773

Stage 773

Lakeview

$27.50 $19

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Pump It Up: 5, 10, or 20 Open Jumps or Classic Weekday Birthday Party Package for 25 at Pump It Up (Up to 48% Off)

5, 10, or 20 Open Jumps or Classic Weekday Birthday Party Package for 25 at Pump It Up (Up to 48% Off)

Pump It Up

Goose Island

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

$60 $35

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Bubbles Academy: Open-Play Family Visits at Bubbles Academy (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Open-Play Family Visits at Bubbles Academy (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Bubbles Academy

Goose Island

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

$60 $33

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Chicago History Museum: Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (50% Off)

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (50% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Chicago

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWI

$14 $7

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Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier: Maze Visit and Games for Two, Four, or Eight at Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier (Up to 62% Off)

Maze Visit and Games for Two, Four, or Eight at Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier (Up to 62% Off)

Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier

Navy Pier

A spinning tunnel and the corridor of confusion lay inside a 4,000-square-foot, Chicago-history-themed maze on Navy Pier

$25.98 $14

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park & Family Entertainment Center: $75 for Skating Party for 10 at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park & Family Entertainment Center ($130.69 Value)

$75 for Skating Party for 10 at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park & Family Entertainment Center ($130.69 Value)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park & Family Entertainment Center

Gresham

Birthday package includes skate rental, pizza, unlimited soda, and games

$130.69 $75

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Pickle’s Playroom: Mommy & Me Manicure and Play Package or Daddy & Me Haircut and Play Package at Pickle's Playroom (50% Off)

Mommy & Me Manicure and Play Package or Daddy & Me Haircut and Play Package at Pickle's Playroom (50% Off)

Pickle’s Playroom

Lincoln Square/Ravenswood

Fun and convenience collide at this family-friendly spot, which features a playroom, on-site salon, cafe, and more

$30 $15

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Discover the Dinosaurs: "Discover the Dinosaurs" Interactive Exhibit for Adult or Child on July 17–August 2 (Up to 33% Off)

"Discover the Dinosaurs" Interactive Exhibit for Adult or Child on July 17–August 2 (Up to 33% Off)

Discover the Dinosaurs

Navy Pier Hall B

See up to 40 museum-quality dinosaurs models, some of which move and roar at visitors’ command; kids pan for fossils and gems in a mine area

$24 $17

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The Marvel Experience: "The Marvel Experience" Immersive-Themed Attraction on July 31 (Dates Available through August 2)

"The Marvel Experience" Immersive-Themed Attraction on July 31 (Dates Available through August 2)

The Marvel Experience

Lakeside Center At McCormick Place Hall D2

Inside an interactive 3-D projection dome, Marvel fans fight alongside Hulk, Iron Man, and other heroes as S.H.I.E.L.D. comes under attack

$54.90

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Trapeze School New York in Chicago: Specialty or Flying Trapeze Class at Trapeze School New York (Up to 54% Off)

Specialty or Flying Trapeze Class at Trapeze School New York (Up to 54% Off)

Trapeze School New York in Chicago

Multiple Locations

Soaring through the air becomes a reality in group trapeze classes

$57 $30

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Waveland Bowl: $24 for Three Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two at Waveland Bowl (Up to $34 Value)

$24 for Three Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two at Waveland Bowl (Up to $34 Value)

Waveland Bowl

North Center

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

$34 $24

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Game Day Party Crawl Summer Breeze Edition: Game Day Party Crawl Summer Breeze Edition at Park Tavern on Saturday, September 5 (Up to 39% Off)

Game Day Party Crawl Summer Breeze Edition at Park Tavern on Saturday, September 5 (Up to 39% Off)

Game Day Party Crawl Summer Breeze Edition

Park Tavern

Play games while sipping drinks and getting to know each other, competing in teams of 4 to win gift cards

$32.64 $20

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"I Do" Chicago Luxury Bridal Expo: "I Do" Chicago Luxury Bridal Expo at Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown on May 1 at 1 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

"I Do" Chicago Luxury Bridal Expo at Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown on May 1 at 1 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

"I Do" Chicago Luxury Bridal Expo

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown

Full day of pampering for brides-to-be plus hair and makeup trials, food and wine tastings, and a fashion show featuring local designers

$26.62 $15

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Diversey River Bowl: Bowling Package for Five at Diversey River Bowl (Up to 61% Off). Two Options Available.

Bowling Package for Five at Diversey River Bowl (Up to 61% Off). Two Options Available.

Diversey River Bowl

Lincoln Park

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

$82 $32

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Chicago Water Sport Rentals: Two-Hour Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rental from Chicago Water Sport Rentals (59% Off)

Two-Hour Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rental from Chicago Water Sport Rentals (59% Off)

Chicago Water Sport Rentals

Chicago Water Sport Rentals at 31st Street Harbor

Stand up paddleboarders can explore the wilds of Lake Michigan and enjoy the Chicago skyline

$60 $25

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BASH Sports Academy: 60-Minute Batting-Cage Sessions at Bash Sports Academy (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

60-Minute Batting-Cage Sessions at Bash Sports Academy (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

BASH Sports Academy

Avondale

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

$50 $25

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International Museum of Surgical Science: Admission for Two or 1-Year Individual or Family Membership at International Museum of Surgical Science (50% Off)

Admission for Two or 1-Year Individual or Family Membership at International Museum of Surgical Science (50% Off)

International Museum of Surgical Science

Near North Side

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

$30 $15

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Chicago Playpen: 5 or 10 Kids' Open-Play Sessions at Chicago Playpen (Up to 63% Off)

5 or 10 Kids' Open-Play Sessions at Chicago Playpen (Up to 63% Off)

Chicago Playpen

Bronzeville

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

$60 $26

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  • Chicago Photo Safaris
    Chicago Photo Safaris founder Gary Gullett enlists an eagle-eyed staff with a passion for helping amateur photographers capture their surroundings in captivating ways. A team of drivers, classroom instructors, and tour guides delivers photography education across all seven continents, as well as Amelia Earhart's secret eighth continent. The staff members boast photography experience from institutions including Professional Photographers of America and National Geographic.
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    201 East Randolph Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • South Shore Cultural Center
    Enjoy a nice stroll in South Shore Cultural Center, a quaint and hidden gem in the heart of Chicago. Be sure to visit the restaurant at this park for a delicious meal. This park is great for families with kids. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    7059 S South Shore Dr
    Chicago, IL US
  • Freeballin USA
    facet: Main type: BusinessTypeQuestionnaire locale: en_US title: A Chat with PLP Of Illinois facet_type_id: 58c16cb0-1184-1033-9f7f-93558edf7de4 html_text: What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We are Freeballin USA a subsidiary of PLP, we've been operating the only safe zorbing site in Il & Wi. for over 5 yrs. We supply the best & most safest equipment & operators. BEWARE OF THE PERPETRATORS WHO CLAIM TO HAVE SAFE BALLS, IF THEY DON'T HAVE A STATE STAMP OF APPROVAL THEN WALK AWAY FAST. What is the experience customers can expect? The only safest, fun, and most experienced zorbing operators/ride that you can't imagine. There is nothing like this experience that is safely being offered in Il. or Wi. and we have a 5yr success factor that shows we do it BEST. We guaranty that you will leave with a smile on your faceWhat was the inspiration to start or run this business? I have been in the promotions business for over 25 years and this and spinfizz ride that is the most unique, only place that offers safe, experienced, zorbing rides and experience that are 2nd to none. PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR THOSE WHO CLAIM TO OFFER THE SAME, IF THERE IS NO STATE PATCH THEN ROLL OUT.What do you love most about your job? I love selling fun and I love that I do it right. There are many operators who buy cheaply made balls with no ins, that fall apart and pretend to do the same making a fast buck. We are not that, we have a 5 year proven track record in this experience and want to ensure a great exeperience ALWAYS.
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    Schiller Woods Forest Preserve Sledding Hill, 8400 W. Irving Park Road
    Chicago, IL US
  • National Hellenic Museum
    Ancient Greece formed the foundation for western civilization, and its influence can still be felt to this day. Open since 1983, the National Hellenic Museum celebrates this influence by examining the American experience through the lens of Greek culture, both from ancient times and today. The Building: In 2011, the museum moved to its current digs, a gleaming limestone 40,000-square-foot structure. Greek-American and Chicagoan Demetrios Stavrianos, architect with RTKL Associates, designed it with inspiration from Greek monastaries and classic architecture Permanent Mainstay: The Story of Greek Independence, which depicts the the 12 year battle told through artwork, writing, and artifacts, including a book of lithographs printed in 1828 Past Exhibits: The Spirit of the Marathon: From Pheidippides to Today, which traced the history of the marathon, from Pheidippides famed run announcing Greece's victory over the Persians to Chicago's famous annual event New Exhibits: The Greek Monsters opens on September 25 and explores vivid ancient Greek mythology through various installations, sculptures, graffiti, and audio-visual technology. Each neo-black-style figure is accompanied by an original poem on the design philosophy or practice the exhibit stands for. Pro Tip: On Sunday afternoons, for just one hour, docents lead free tours of the museum Special Programs: Those wanting to delve deeper can take Greek language and culture classes hosted by the museum The Neighborhood: The museum is located in Greektown, just steps away from the city's most authentic Greek eateries
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    333 S Halsted St.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Meinecke Art Space
    "[Tristan] Meinecke remains one of the monumental artistic secrets of Chicago," said John Corbett, a professor at the School of the Art Institute, "a man whose contribution remains to be adequately understood and evaluated." Even after spearheading a retrospective of the late artist's career at the SAIC, Corbett has been unable to define Meinecke's influence. Perhaps that's because Meinecke experienced a singular sort of success. He sold about two-thirds of the nearly 800 works he made while alive, yet had a prickly relationship with the city's curators and galleries. He was exhibited at the Art Institute and compared to midcentury contemporaries Pollock and Rothko, yet is unknown by most art students. In the hopes of finally defining their father's legacy, Meinecke's sons have reopened Tristan's Rodgers Park art space, where they're sharing his few hundred remaining pieces. And there's much to see at Meinecke Art Space: throughout his life, Meinecke was an architect, painter, sculptor, writer, jazz musician, composer, and collage artist, among other things. In the spirit of his seemingly limitless talents, the Art Space also hosts classes taught by graduates of SAIC and Northern Illinois University. The sessions are open to anyone with artistic curiosities, whether they're true beginners or were born with paintbrushes for hands. It's not in the Meineckes' interest to limit anyone's creativity; after all, their father described himself as an "experimentalist."
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    2357 W Chase Ave.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Swedish American Museum
    Chicago is a hub of cultural diversity—Andersonville's Swedish American Museum makes that clear. Originally built in 1976 by Swedish immigrant Kurt Mathiasson, what is now a stalwart guardian of Swedish-American hertiage began as a small storefront log cabin, housing local family histories. His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, gave his blessing to the project by holding the official opening ceremony, but the minds behind the museum had even grander plans. After a decade of collection and education, they moved the Museum to its current, larger location, and invited the King back to celebrate with them again. After that illustrious beginning, the Museum held permanent exhibitions on the Swedish-immigrant experience, including passports and folk crafts as well as information on why the immigrants left, what they packed for their voyages, and what careers they chose in Chicago. The onsite Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration also hosts interactive displays to teach kids about life for ancient Swedes and the crossing to America, whereas the Nordic Family Geneology Center assists people in researching their family's lineage.
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    5211 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL US

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