Calendar

Event calendar will help you plan a fun day for your little ones. When you are looking for a specific date, just click on the calendar icon, next to the name of the month.

I do my best to be up to date with all the events listed, but please remember that Organizer can change or cancel any program. Before you go anywhere, always check with the Organizer either by phone or on a website. Fundayforkids is not responsible for any cancellations or problems that occur while participating in events and programs.

Aug
23
Wed
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Aug 23 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

$1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Summer Movie Express

$1 family-friendly movies at Regal Cinemas every Tuesday and Wednesday till August 23, 2017!

Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies in most locations start at 10:00 am. Check with your theatre for exact showtimes. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Website

Aug
24
Thu
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Aug 24 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free admission at the Art Institute of Chicago
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-443-3600
http://www.artic.edu/visit
Free admission every Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm.

Aug
25
Fri
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Aug 25 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Aug
26
Sat
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Aug 26 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, WI
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

July 8 – September 4

Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, WI (pictured)

Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Once you enter the portal gates, you travel back in time to the year 1574, and you’ve walked right into an exciting village festival day. For 9 glorious weekends starting in early July, each Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor Day Monday, visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. The Bristol Renaissance Faire is filled with kid-inspired experiences, including more than 30 games and rides, shows that make kids laugh, and special play areas bursting with whimsy and photo-snapping charm.

Website

Free Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Center
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Every Saturday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Lakeshore Learning Store in Palatine (and other locations) invites kids ages 3 and up for a free crafts.  No reservation required.

For more information visit LLS’s website.

Aug
27
Sun
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Aug 27 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, WI
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

July 8 – September 4

Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, WI (pictured)

Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Once you enter the portal gates, you travel back in time to the year 1574, and you’ve walked right into an exciting village festival day. For 9 glorious weekends starting in early July, each Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor Day Monday, visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. The Bristol Renaissance Faire is filled with kid-inspired experiences, including more than 30 games and rides, shows that make kids laugh, and special play areas bursting with whimsy and photo-snapping charm.

Website

Free admission at The McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free for children age five and younger.
Free on Sundays.

The museum is open Thursday-Monday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., between May and October. The museum is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Aug
28
Mon
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Aug 28 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Admission to The Shedd Aquarium
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

January 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
February 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 27, 28
June 5, 6, 12, 13
August 28, 29
September 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21

Hours

Winter (Now – June 10)
Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer (June 10 – Aug 20)
All days: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Aug
29
Tue
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Aug 29 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Admission to The Shedd Aquarium
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

January 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
February 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 27, 28
June 5, 6, 12, 13
August 28, 29
September 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21

Hours

Winter (Now – June 10)
Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer (June 10 – Aug 20)
All days: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Free admission at the DuSable Museum of African American History
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

DuSable Museum of African American History

740 E. 56th Place, Chicago, IL, 60637-1495, 773-947-0600
http://www.dusablemuseum.org

Admission is FREE to all on each Tuesday of the year. Free admission for visitors 5 and under.

Free Admission to The Museum of Contemporary Art
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Free on Tuesdays 10 am-8 pm for Illinois residents; children 12 and under are free every day.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Weekly Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am

Join for readings, activities and more. Become a Pottery Barn Kids Book Club member, and you will receive a special surprise after attending five events.

Website

Free Admission at the Chicago History Museum
Aug 29 @ 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614, 312-642-4600
http://chicagohistory.org/planavisit/visitorinformation/#tickets

The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Commemorative Days: January 16, February 20, March 4, and July 4.

Aug
30
Wed
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Aug 30 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Aug
31
Thu
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Aug 31 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free admission at the Art Institute of Chicago
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-443-3600
http://www.artic.edu/visit
Free admission every Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm.

Sep
1
Fri
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Sep 1 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sep
2
Sat
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Sep 2 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Workshops at Home Depot
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, WI
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

July 8 – September 4

Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, WI (pictured)

Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Once you enter the portal gates, you travel back in time to the year 1574, and you’ve walked right into an exciting village festival day. For 9 glorious weekends starting in early July, each Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor Day Monday, visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. The Bristol Renaissance Faire is filled with kid-inspired experiences, including more than 30 games and rides, shows that make kids laugh, and special play areas bursting with whimsy and photo-snapping charm.

Website

Sep
3
Sun
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Sep 3 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, WI
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

July 8 – September 4

Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, WI (pictured)

Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Once you enter the portal gates, you travel back in time to the year 1574, and you’ve walked right into an exciting village festival day. For 9 glorious weekends starting in early July, each Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor Day Monday, visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. The Bristol Renaissance Faire is filled with kid-inspired experiences, including more than 30 games and rides, shows that make kids laugh, and special play areas bursting with whimsy and photo-snapping charm.

Website

Free admission at The McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free for children age five and younger.
Free on Sundays.

The museum is open Thursday-Monday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., between May and October. The museum is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Sep
4
Mon
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Sep 4 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, WI
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

July 8 – September 4

Bristol Renaissance Faire in Bristol, WI (pictured)

Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Once you enter the portal gates, you travel back in time to the year 1574, and you’ve walked right into an exciting village festival day. For 9 glorious weekends starting in early July, each Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor Day Monday, visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. The Bristol Renaissance Faire is filled with kid-inspired experiences, including more than 30 games and rides, shows that make kids laugh, and special play areas bursting with whimsy and photo-snapping charm.

Website

Sep
5
Tue
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Sep 5 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Admission to The Museum of Science and Industry
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

January 10-12, 16-19, 24-26, 31
February 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28
June 5-9, 12
September 5-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29
October 2-5

Museum is open daily from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm. some days have extended hours. Check it out here.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Free Admission to The Shedd Aquarium
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

January 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
February 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 27, 28
June 5, 6, 12, 13
August 28, 29
September 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21

Hours

Winter (Now – June 10)
Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer (June 10 – Aug 20)
All days: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Free admission at the DuSable Museum of African American History
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

DuSable Museum of African American History

740 E. 56th Place, Chicago, IL, 60637-1495, 773-947-0600
http://www.dusablemuseum.org

Admission is FREE to all on each Tuesday of the year. Free admission for visitors 5 and under.

Free Admission to The Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Free on Tuesdays 10 am-8 pm for Illinois residents; children 12 and under are free every day.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Free Admission at the Chicago History Museum
Sep 5 @ 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614, 312-642-4600
http://chicagohistory.org/planavisit/visitorinformation/#tickets

The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Commemorative Days: January 16, February 20, March 4, and July 4.

Sep
6
Wed
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Sep 6 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Admission to The Museum of Science and Industry
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

January 10-12, 16-19, 24-26, 31
February 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28
June 5-9, 12
September 5-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29
October 2-5

Museum is open daily from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm. some days have extended hours. Check it out here.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Sep
7
Thu
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Sep 7 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Admission to The Museum of Science and Industry
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

January 10-12, 16-19, 24-26, 31
February 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28
June 5-9, 12
September 5-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29
October 2-5

Museum is open daily from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm. some days have extended hours. Check it out here.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Free admission at the Art Institute of Chicago
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-443-3600
http://www.artic.edu/visit
Free admission every Thursday 5:00-8:00 pm.

Sep
8
Fri
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Sep 8 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Admission to The Museum of Science and Industry
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

January 10-12, 16-19, 24-26, 31
February 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28
June 5-9, 12
September 5-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29
October 2-5

Museum is open daily from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm. some days have extended hours. Check it out here.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Sep
9
Sat
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Sep 9 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kids Get Crafty at the Des plaines Library
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Free crafts for children of all ages. Drop in.

Sep
10
Sun
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Sep 10 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free admission at The McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free for children age five and younger.
Free on Sundays.

The museum is open Thursday-Monday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., between May and October. The museum is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

Sep
11
Mon
Dinos & Dragons at the Brookfield Zoo
Sep 11 all-day

Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! They’re bigger and better than ever and they’ve brought some of their mythical dragon friends. The zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon.

Along the winding outdoor path, guests of all ages can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on engaging signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo!

The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Exhibit will be open from May 6 – September 17, 2017.

Admission to Dinos & Dragons (additional to the Zoo’s admission):

$5 Adults ($2.50 for Members)
$3 Children ages 3 to 11 ($1.50 for Members)
$3 Seniors 65 and over. ($1.50 for Members)

Zoo Hours:

Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Admission to The Museum of Science and Industry
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

January 10-12, 16-19, 24-26, 31
February 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28
June 5-9, 12
September 5-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29
October 2-5

Museum is open daily from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm. some days have extended hours. Check it out here.

Free Days at the Chicago Museums in 2017

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