author: Kaycie Kotas


Top 5 Activities for Kids in the Chicago Area

Chicago has many activities for adults, but did you know there are also tons of fun, diverse activities for kids? Here are five family-friendly activities your children will enjoy this summer:

  1. Key Lime Cove

This indoor water park boasts 65,000 square feet of fun. Best of all, it is climate controlled so you don’t have to worry about how hot it is outside. Key Lime Cove has rides for older children, a lazy river, a kiddie pool for young children, and a spa for mom.

  1. Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium is great for both adults and kids. Adler offers planetarium shows covering topics about the Solar System, the Cosmos, and detailed maps of the night sky. The planetarium has several exhibitions, a summer camp for kids, and explorer programs for both younger and older children. Adler offers special discount days for Illinois residents throughout the year.

  1. Chicago Children’s Museum

The Chicago Children’s museum offers many activities and exhibits that change regularly. Activities offered include a dinosaur expedition, tinkering lab, and treehouse trails. Admission is free for everyone every Thursday evening, and admission is free for children under 15 on the first Sunday of every month.

  1. Purple Monkey Playroom

Purple Monkey Playroom offers a 1,500 square foot play area for children preschool-aged and under. There are age appropriate toys for infants and toddlers, as well as play areas that allow children to bounce, climb, color, and socialize. The playroom also offers a chance for parents to socialize with free coffee, tea, and Wi-Fi.

  1. LEGOLAND Discovery Center

LEGOLAND is the ultimate play area for kids, with over 3 million Legos on site. LEGOLAND has attractions, rides, and a 4D theater. Your kids will enjoy the hands-on activity workshops, the jungle expedition, and the Kingdom Quest laser ride. The Pirate Adventure Island opens this summer.

These are five fun activities you can do with the family this summer. Book your activity today!