Kids & Families Corner
Looking for a family friendly activity or a place to go? New to the Chicago area? Check out these recommendations from fellow parents!
Things To Do / Places To Go
Places to Go
Chicago Children's Zoos
When your child wants to visit a family friendly zoo, choose from one of the following.
First Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield
Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Dr.,
Chicago has some of the best museums in the world, and these great cultural institutions aren't just for grownups. These Chicago museums have kids events, learning areas, hands on exhibits and other activities that kids will thoroughly enjoy.
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th,
Bronzeville Children's Museum
9301 South Stony Island Avenue, Evergreen Park
Chicago Children's Museum
Navy Pier - 700 E. Grand Ave. Chicago
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., Chicago
Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
5100 Museum Drive ,
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago
238 West 23rd St., Chicago
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago
The Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. , Chicago
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago
John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry
57th St. and Lake Shore Dr. Chicago
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago
American Indian Center of Chicago
1630 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago
Chicago Summer Camps
Little Hands Learning Center Academy Summer Camp located in the Chicago-Beverly neighborhood offers the highest quality of curriculum and a nurturing and an accelerated academic environment designed to maximize each child's individual potential. Our summer day camp provides an enriching experience for all ages and is design for working parents looking for a full day program. Our mission is to provide maximum exposure, build confidence, enhance critical thinking skills, and a promote a love of learning giving students a solid foundation for a healthy and happy life.
Our staff are dedicated to helping each child discover their unique potential – academically, socially, and inter-personally. We invite you to learn more about our Summer Camp and visit our campuses soon.
Things To Do
There are a variety of places for indoor and outdoor ice skating in Chicago and the suburbs. From the expected locations like the Park District rinks, to the more unexpected spots like the top of the Peninsula Hotel or the Lincoln Park Zoo's Farm in the Zoo, find the perfect spot to lace up your skates.
Ice Rink at Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St.,
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
201 E. Randolph St.,
Oak Lawn Park District Rink
9320 S. Kenton,
Southwest Ice Arena
5505 127th St.,
There are many farms around the Chicago area where children can have hands-on fun and learn more about what a farm is really like. You can find working farms where kids can learn about how a farm really functions, petting farms where kids can get up and close with animals, farms that specialize in fall/Halloween harvest fun, and more.
The Children's Farm at The Center
12700 Southwest Hwy., Palos Park
Kline Creek Farm County Farm Rd.,
Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm
13341 West 151st Street , Homer Glen
Odyssey Fun Farm
19111 S Oak Park Ave,
County Line Orchard
200 S. County Line Road, Hobart IN
Chicago Fun Centers, Amusment Centers, & Play Centers
There's no shortage of family fun centers, activity centers, play places and amusement parks around the Chicago area. We've compiled a list of the best indoor and outdoor amusement and activity centers in the Chicagoland area. You'll find family fun activities including mini golf, bowling, laser-tag, go-carts, batting cages, video games, bumper cars, inflatables, climbing walls and more.
2040 N. Western Ave., Chicago
1584 Huntington Dr., Calumet City
821 W Eastman,