What's Hot - This month's best Chicago family fun events and activities

We've picked out some of the best family fun taking place this month around Chicago. hBookmark this page to keep up with the hottest Chicago family happenings! Sign up for our monthly newsletter to get information as soon as it's available.

Find things to do with kids in Chicago. Following are highlights of activities going on in the coming days and weeks. Visit our Calendar of Events to see full listings of daily events.


Secret of the Mummies | Ages 5–12
5/5/2018 to 5/5/2018
Oriental Institute Museum

Help us prepare our simulated mummy for the afterlife, meet our real mummies, and discover tomb treasures. Registration recommended.



The Creepy Chicago Tour - Just for Kids
5/5/2018 to 5/5/2018
The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

Author Ursula Bielski takes kids on a special toned-down haunted tour of Chicago! Ursula is the author of "Creepy Chicago: A Ghost Hunter's Tales of the City's Scariest Sites." The tour departs the haunted Congress Plaza Hotel and is must less scary and highly interactive, allowing kids to ask...



Switch on Summer
5/6/2018 to 5/6/2018
Buckingham Fountain

Join ComEd and the Chicago Park District as they mark Chicago’s official season-changing signal – turning on the Buckingham Fountain. The fourth annual “Switch on Summer” event will take place on Sunday, May 6th, and will include free giveaways, family-friendly activities, and live entertainment...



Kids' Night Out: Tie-Dye Night
5/12/2018 to 5/12/2018
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids

Drop off your kids for a fun night of movies, pizza, playtime, and tie-dying! We will provide smocks, gloves and dye. Your kids get to bring their own dyeable items (shirts, socks, pillow cases, etc.). It's going to be so GROOVY!

Reservations required!



A Splashy Celebration in the Children’s Garden
5/19/2018 to 5/19/2018
Morton Arboretum

In celebration of new enhancements to the Children's Garden, the Arboretum is hosting A Splashy Celebration in the Children’s Garden on Saturday, May 19. The frog-themed open house will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and feature live music from top children’s performers Miss Jamie’s Farm...



Minecraft Party
5/19/2018 to 5/19/2018
Power Up Tech Academy

Watch out zombies! At our once a month Minecraft Parties, kids can enjoy free play and meet other fans of the game. Parents, this makes for a perfect date night!



A&A Ballet presents Cinderella
5/26/2018 to 5/26/2018
Studebaker Theatre

Cinderella, the captivating fairytale performed by A&A BALLET, will return to the Studebaker Theatre on Saturday, May 26, 2018 for two shows; at 2 pm and 7 pm. Choreographed by Alexei Kremnev, it has been described as "a masterpiece, a joy from start to finish." "It is impossible to find one...