This weekend is going to be a dreary, cold and rainy Chicago weekend! That alone is enough to keep us inside! But, there is no need to be a couch potato as there are tons of fun indoor kids events this weekend! Listed below are 14 super fun and engaging kids events and 8 of the events are FREE! Some of the FREE events include a spring fling and concert with Miss. Jamie from the Farm, FREE Sing Along at Lincoln Park Zoo and FREE Family Night at the Swedish American Museum. So, don’t let this weather bring you down. Grab the kiddos and head out for some weekend fun!
FRIDAY APRIL 29, 2016
Free Family Night
What: Join us for an evening of crafts and activities for the whole family in celebration of our new exhibit, “Skal! Scandinavian Spirits.” Reservations are recommended for this free event and can be made via email to email@example.com.
Date/Time: Friday April 29, 2016 from 4 PM to 7 PM
Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
Drop in Music Class with Mr. Dave
What: Rock out with Mr. Dave at Sprout San Francisco! Fun for ages 0 - 3. Each ticket is good for 1 child plus adult. Adult attendance required. One adult per child. Please do not bring snacks to class. Please register to guarantee a space in class. If there are spaces available at the time classes begin, cash will be accepted at the door on a first come, first served basis.
Date/Time: Friday April 29, 2016 at 4 PM to 4:40 PM
Cost: $15 per class, includes 1 child and 1 adult
Sprout San Francisco
1943 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
Parent & Tot Yoga Drop In Class
What: Parent and Tot Yoga class for babies that are crawling to age 2.
Date/Time: Friday April 29, 2016 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Cost: $18 per drop in class
Bloom Yoga Studio
4663 N. Rockwell St.
Chicago, IL 60625
FREE Baby & Tot Music Class
What: St. Nicholas Cathedral School hosts a FREE weekly music and movement class for babies, toddlers and kids ages 6 months to 4 years old. And of course adults and caretakers are welcome too. For more information on this program, please contact the admission office.
Date/Time: Friday April 29, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Nicholas Cathedral
2200 W Rice St
Chicago, IL 60622
FREE Sing Along with Electric Neil
What: Sing along with Electric Neil delights young audiences with silly songs and tall tales every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 and 10 a.m. at the Main Barn in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo. Join Electric Neil as he performs original songs while the wee ones dance and sing along. This joyful jamboree features animal songs and dances for children ages 6 and younger accompanied by a caregiver.
Date/Time: Friday April 29, 2016 at 9:15 AM and 10 AM
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2016
FREE Concert with Miss. Jamie from the Farm & Spring Fling
What: Please join us for our first annual Spring Fling! Featuring alive musical performance by Miss Jamie from the Farm. Also, enjoy face painting, bubbles, light snacks, crafts and other spring themed activities.
If the weather is nice we will be outside in our rear parking lot. If it's cold and rainy we will move inside the school.
Free parking is available in our Parent Parking Lot on the east side of Rockwell. Free street parking on Rockwell is also available.
Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.
Date/Time: Saturday April 30, 2016 from 2 PM to 4 PM
Children's Lighthouse, North Center
2600 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60618
Kids & Family Yoga
What: Gratitude Yoga welcomes anyone and everyone! The kids & family yoga classes are designed to involve every family member. Even Mom's with newborn babies are welcome to come and get their stretch-on while their little ones are in the room. It is a happy and safe environment.
Date/Time: Saturday April 30, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Cost: Drop in rate is $10 per family member.
501 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
Kids Improv Show
What: From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive, fully improvised adventure. The actors use audience suggestions and ideas to create a different story every week. Kids design the setting and help shape the story. The actors, artists and musicians bring it to life. When the possibilities are endless, no two stories are ever the same. Shows are recommended for ages 3-10 and their whole family. Shows are every Saturday at 10:30 AM.
Date/Time: Saturday April 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Cost: Children under 2 are free. All other tickets are $10.
1225 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, Il 60657
FREE Storytime at Barnes & Noble
What: Storytime at Barnes and Noble, Webster Place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturdays. Except holidays. Please check website for schedule of stories to be read each week. Some days, the time may change due to special events so always call to confirm the scheduled time.
Date/Time: Saturday April 30, 2016 at 11 AM
Barnes and Noble, Webster Place
1441 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Kids Eat FREE at Crosby’s Kitchen
What: This super family friendly restaurant serving American comfort food offers kids eat free daily from 4 – 6pm. So, bring in your kiddos and enjoy an evening of good food. No worries here as the whole place seems like it was designed with families in mind. There is a section to park your strollers as well as stools in the bathrooms for the little ones. Top it off with some delicious do it yourself ice cream sundae! Limited to kids under age 12.
Date/Time: Saturday April 30, 2016 from 4 PM to 6 PM, kids eat free.
Cost: Kids Eat Free
3455 N. Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
SUNDAY MAY 1, 2016
Concert for Kids at Beat Kitchen
What: Join Beat Kitchen, an eclectic bar and grill with a fun concert space in the back. Come early and have some brunch with the family and then head to the concert space for a super fun and exciting kids concert! Kids Concert is full of music, song and dance so make sure you have your dancing shoes on. Listed below is schedule of performers. Performer: The Dreamtree Shakers.
Date/Time: Sunday May 1, 2016 at 12 PM. Doors open at 11 AM
Cost: $6 to $7 per ticket. Buy online to reserve a spot. Or you can buy at the door.
2100 W. Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
FREE Fiddleheads Workshop
What: Each weekend we cook up projects that get kids and families wondering about the plants and the natural world. Come visit over the weekend to get a dose of the tropics and keep your kids connected to nature throughout Chicago’s colder months. Each month, we will wonder about the natural world in a different way, with activities changing weekly. Please Note: activities are subject to change.
Date/Time: Sunday May 1, 2016 from 12 PM to 4 PM, drop by anytime.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
Brick By Brick Exhibit at Museum of Science & Industry
What: The brick by brick exhibit, developed and created by MSI, will feature a spectacular collection of more than a dozen giant LEGO built engineering marvels, including a 60-foot long Golden Gate Bridge, the International Space Station, Hoover Dam and Roman Coliseum, constructed by LEGO Certified Professional and Chicago native, Adam Reed Tucker.These cool constructions are paired with hands-on building challenges that reinforce principles of engineering, construction and architecture, and encourage creativity! Build and test structures to withstand earthquakes at the tremor table. Walk over a simulated city on a sturdy I-beam to feel its strength. Build your own LEGO creation in an open build area and see how great architectural creations, both real and LEGO- based, have come together in fascinating time-lapse footage.
Date/Time: Sunday May 1, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Cost: This exhibit is not included in Museum Entry and requires an additional timed-entry ticket, available in Museum ticket packages.
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Kids Eat FREE at Pizzeria Serio
What: Inspired by the pizzaiolos that immigrated to America from Italy and opened the first Pizzerias in NYC, Pizzeria Serio offers a similar style pizza known to many as either New York style or New Haven style pizza. Whatever you call it, it's instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with East Coast Pizza. Pizzeria Serio offers a warm cozy atmosphere with great pizza. And for kids, all day on Sundays is kids eat FREE.
Date/Time: Sunday May 1, 2016 from 12 PM to 9 PM
Cost: Kids Eat FREE
1708 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657