Family Fun in Chicago
Looking for something fun to do with your kids in Chicago? If you want to spice up a typical day with you and your family, there’s plenty of springtime activities for you and your children to enjoy in the city. And while you’re out, stop by and eat at Ed Debevic’s! Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, Ed Debevic’s is a fun, interactive place to take the kids after a day of sightseeing. Our servers have a touch of sass, so be warned!
Take a look at our list of things to do in Chicago for kids of all ages, and enjoy celebrating the springtime season with your family!
Events in Chicago for younger children
Take the your kids (ages 2 and up) to bring a favorite story to life at the Chicago Children’s Theater. The theater is presenting “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” starting April 29 and running through June 1 at the Ruth Page Center for Performing Arts at 1016 N Dearborn St. Tickets are between $28-$38. After you’ve worked up an appetite watching the Very Hungry Caterpillar eat, head to Ed Debevic’s for a fun lunch or afternoon snack.
For a more hands-on adventure, the kids will love the “Sensing Chicago” exhibit at the Chicago History Museum. Kids can catch a ball at Comiskey Park, become a Chicago-style hot dog, hear the Great Chicago Fire and explore all of the (good) smells of Chicago through the smell map! After you’ve used all of your senses, let your taste buds guide you over to Ed Debevic’s for one of our famous milkshakes or burgers!
Events in Chicago for older children
Interactive and educational activities for older children are the best way to go. Head to the Museum of Science and Industry’s newest exhibit. The National Geographic is presenting it’s traveling exhibit, Earth Explorers, in Chicago until September 1. The kids will love taking a journey through the entire earth, both on land and in the sea. Kids have the option to pick up a journal at the beginning of the exhibit and answer questions as they go along. This is bound to work up a hearty appetite, so you’ll want to stop at Ed Debevic’s after for a substantial and delicious lunch.
Head to the Water Tower place to visit the new Chicago Sports Museum if your kids are fans of the city’s athletics. You can see some cool Chicago artifacts, including Sammy Sosa’s corked bat, Will Perdue’s size 21 shoes and the 2003 Cubs foul ball. After you’re done exploring Chicago’s dense sport heritage, wander around the mall to do some shopping and work up an appetite for your lunch at Ed’s!