Hofbrauhaus Chicago's Easter Celebration

Rosemont Theatre | Rosemont, Ill.


The Easter Bunny makes a special appearance for photos from 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The whole family is invited to celebrate Easter with Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s special menu including a spring strawberry salad with mimosa vinaigrette, tender braised lamb shank, sautéed green beans and cherry stuffed crepes.

When: 1-6 p.m.
Cost: Free photos

The Art of Dr. Seuss

Water Tower Place | Chicago, Ill.

The Art of Dr. Seuss has installed sculptures of everyone from the wacky Cat in the Hat to the steadfast Horton and persistent Sam I Am. For children and nostalgic adults, there is a scavenger hunt involving the bronze sculptures, which also include the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle and the Lorax. A photo hunt clue accompanies each sculpture, and guests are invited to share photos on Instagram (@drseussgallerychicago #DRSEUSSART) to win prizes. Runs through May 5.

When: Daily
Cost: Free

The Places You’ll Go

Waukegan Public Library | Waukegan, Ill.


Includes hands-on elements that teach children about the role of transportation in their lives. The exhibit includes an auto repair shop, a train station with caboose, flight simulator and airplane cockpit, wind tunnel, and bicycles on stands. The exhibit will also help develop map-reading skills, teach the elements of flight, and help children recognize street signs. In addition, a G-scale model train will run above the children's department desk all year. The exhibit also includes information on energy efficient ways to travel.

Cost: Free

Swing into Spring

Navy Pier | Chicago, Ill.

Pose for photos with Navy Pier’s Bunny in the Family Pavilion. Come early for the chance to meet furry friends including dogs from PAWS Chicago and The Anti-Cruelty Society and birds from Brookfield Zoo. Plus, The Wave Swinger, 18-hole Miniature Golf and The Light House Drop-Bounce Ride open for the season on April 11.
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Open Gym

Florence G. Heller JCC | Chicago, Ill.


Explore a play space specially designed for little hands, feet and bodies. Includes soft places to climb and explore, developmentally appropriate gross motor equipment, slides, tricycles, climbing structures and more.

Cost: $10 family

StoryWalk trail

Glenview Park District | Glenview, Ill.


Stroll or bike along the path and read the story of "Bear Wants More" by Karma Wilson.

Cost: Free

Organic Garden

Westfield Old Orchard | Skokie, Ill.


Kids can plant, weed, water and more in the garden, maintained by The Organic Gardener, a Glencoe-based organization, who will also offer special activities every Tuesday and Saturday (2-3 p.m.). Activities include crafting seed packets, edible necklaces, and window greenhouses.

When: April 19
Cost: Free

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