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Weekend Activities – February 17-19


Through 3/4 – The Houdini Box at the Mercury Theater – $15-$36 – read my post about The Houdini Box

Fri, 2/10 – Sun, 2/19 – Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place -$11/adult, $7/child (7-12) or 62 or older, children6 & under free with paid adult

Fri, 2/10 – Mon, 2/20 – Luminous Field by Luftwerk at Millennium Park – FREE

Fri, 2/17 – Winter Wonderland at Avalon Park – $7

Sat, 2/18 – Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island – FREE, limited parking available for $3

Sat, 2/18 – Chic-A-Go-Go filming at Chicago Access Network Studios – FREE

Sun, 2/19 – Kids Science Labs Open House – FREE

North suburbs

Sat, 2/18 – Valentine’s Day Party at WONDER! in Deerfield – Free for members, $10/child, $15/family

Sun, 2/19 – This Old Birdhouse at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington – $5/birdhouse

West suburbs

11/1-2/29 (weather permitting) – Gnome Hunt in the Children’s Garden at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle – FREE with general admission – read my post about the Morton Arboretum

Fri, 2/17 – Music Together Singalong at Cantigny Park in Winfield – $5/child, free parking – read my post about Cantigny Park

Fri, 2/17 – Lunch with Cat In The Hat at Nibbles Play Cafe in Wheeling – $10/child

Fri, 2/17 – Daddy-Daughter Princess Dance at the Community Center in Wheaton – $30/resident, $38/non-resident (for ages 4-10)

Sat, 2/18 – Fitness Fun Fair at Vaughan Athletic Center in Aurora

Sat, 2/18 – Dad-Daughter Pajama Party Night at the Community Center in Schaumburg – $28/resident couple ($12/additional sibling); $42/non-resident couple ($14/additional sibling). For ages 4-12; must register by 2/17.

Sat-Sun, 2/18-2/19 – Free days at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield – FREE

South suburbs

Daily through 3/1/12 – Winter Wonderland Ice Rink in Orland Park – FREE

Fri, 2/17 – Move & Groove DJ Night Open Skate at Oak Lawn Ice Arena – $8/person

Fri, 2/17 – Hot Wheels Classic at the Recreation Center in Tinley Park – $10/resident, $15/non-resident (for ages 2-8)

Sat, 2/18 – Concert with Miss Linda: Music for Children & Those Who Love Them at Tinley Park Public Library – FREE, but registration required

Sat, 2/18 – Mother-Son Luau at the Administrative Building in Mokena – $29/couple, $12/additional sibling (For ages 5-10)

Sat, 2/18 – Fun With Dr. Seuss at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park – FREE


For more events, click on the Calendar tab at the top of the page. 

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