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

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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.


Does America Have Talent?
2/2/2017 to 2/4/2017
Winnetka Community House

"Does America Have Talent?" is a hilarious spoof on reality TV talent competitions featuring a host of loveable, zany characters with a wide range of sometimes questionable talents - everything from professional plate spinning to syncopated corn eating. After years on the show, it’s hard-nosed...



Purple Monkey Playroom 5th Anniversary Bash
2/4/2017 to 2/4/2017
Holstein Park Field House

Celebrate five years of award-winning parties and playtime in Bucktown/Logan Square! Suggested donation $5 to benefit Families Helping Families Chicagoland



Nature Discovery Dy
2/4/2017 to 2/4/2017
Heller Nature Center

Visit our nature classrooms, complete a craft to take home, explore the science of nature, go sledding or cross country skiing, view live animals and enjoy a roasted marshmallow around a crackling campfire at our eighth annual Nature Discovery Day. Activities may vary and some are weather...



Ninja Warrior Training Workshop
2/11/2017 to 2/11/2017
POW! Gym Chicago

Kids will train to be the future American Ninja Warrior. They will learn to build their strength, their flexibility, and learn to conquer all fear. This event is 2 hours in length, and will focus on learning techniques in Rope Climbing, Rock Wall Traversing, Monkey Bar Climbing, and parkour...



Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats 5th Annual Family Valentine's Show
2/11/2017 to 2/11/2017
Schuba's

A Chicago favorite in the family music scene, Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats, return to Schubas to perform their annual Valentine's Show for the whole family! Dance with your little sweethearts to Doherty's breezy folk-pop tunes from her 4 award-winning CDs. Doherty's music can get even the...



Valentine's Heart Mosaics, Card making and yummy treats
2/12/2017 to 2/12/2017
Unicoi Art Studio

Stop by between 4-6pm (project takes up to 1/2 hr).
Join us for a heart mosaic project, card making and treats Get ready to make a truly unique valentine using our special handmade grout and fun mosaic elements. We will also have a card making area set up! All children must be accompanied...



Polar Adventure Days
2/25/2017 to 2/25/2017
Northerly Island

Have fun while enjoying all the wonders of nature at the 12th annual Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island. It's free! Explore Northerly Island and come face-to-face with live animals, engage in winter activities, and create nature-inspired crafts. See the full list of activities below. ...



Family Workshop: Hide and Seek
2/25/2017 to 2/25/2017
Art Institute of Chicago

Discover artworks that have been through some major changes. From sculptures with missing noses to mysterious figures discovered under layers of paint, there is so much to learn from what we cannot see. Explore unseen details with a teaching artist in the galleries, then head to the studio to...



Mars-di Gras
2/25/2017 to 2/26/2017
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum

Dust off your spacesuit. It’s time to celebrate Mars-di Gras!

While the commonly-known Earthly festivities of Mardi Gras bring street festivals, masquerades, merriment, and lots of colorful beads to cities around the world, the Adler takes the festivities one giant step forward - TO...



Randy Kaplan Live!
2/25/2017 to 2/25/2017
Bub City

“Randy Kaplan is one of those happy-they-exist people you can’t quite tell is playing kids’ music. And yet he is” (NEW YORK magazine). His blend of American Roots Music and Comedic Storytelling has inspired the like of NPR, The Nashville Blues Society, and PEOPLE magazine to name Randy one of...



Little Miss Ann and Amy D. CD Release
2/26/2017 to 2/26/2017
Beat Kitchen

In July of 2016, Chicago's kindie songstress, Little Miss Ann and bandmate and kindie newcomer, Amy D traveled to the Hudson Valley for a long weekend to record "Keep On" with last year's Grammy award winning producer, Dean Jones. Dean has also been nominated twice this year for his own kids...



Scouting Out Intolerance - for Scouts grades 3 and up
2/26/2017 to 2/26/2017
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

With the guidance of docents, Scouts will develop social awareness and positive decision making skills that allow for a deeper understanding of the core values of respect, compassion, justice and citizenship. Hands-on interactive activities and experiantial galleries will empower Scouts to take...