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.

Brookfield Zoo 
First Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield

Lincoln Park Zoo 
2200 N. Cannon Dr.,

Chicago

Chicago Museums

 

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,

Chicago

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 ,

Oak Lawn

Chinese-American Museum of Chicago 
238 West 23rd St., 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

Ice Skating

 

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.,

Chicago

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink 
201 E. Randolph St.,

Chicago

Oak Lawn Park District Rink 
9320 S. Kenton,

Oak Lawn

Southwest Ice Arena 
5505 127th St.,

Crestwood

Chicago Farms

 

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.,

West Chicago

Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm 
13341 West 151st Street , Homer Glen

Odyssey Fun Farm 
19111 S Oak Park Ave,

Tinley Park

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.

Purple Monkey Play Room

2040 N. Western Ave., Chicago

Jump N' Jam Playland

1584 Huntington Dr., Calumet City

Pump It Up Chicago

821 W Eastman,

Chicago

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