School is out in Chicago which means it is officially summer! Having a few activities lined up is essential — we know how important is it to keep the babes entertained. I’ve had the Murakami exhibit on our to do list since it debuted and I’m thinking Zelda is finally old enough to enjoy a live show like Aladdin (or at least the majority of it!). We only have ninety-three days of summer, so let’s get out and enjoy it!
Photo Credit: BlooLoop, Takashi Murakami, Carly Watts, Daniel Kelleghan Photography, Disney & American Girl.
Splash and Bubbles 4-D Experience at the Shedd Aquarium: This new show premiers at the Shedd on June 25th at 10am (but you can catch it sooner if you’re a member). This show is extra special because you can see it and feel it! The Shedd recommends bringing children who are four years old and older — be sure to check out the details!
Takashi Murakami Exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art: Slightly older art enthusiasts will love this exhibition on Murakami’s work, which allows you to take a deeper look than what you may have seen in mainstream media. This exhibit is open until September 24th, but I wouldn’t wait! You can purchase tickets online now.
Push Pin Constellations at the Chicago Children’s Museum: On Tuesday the 27th at 11:15am babes can learn all about the constellations that light up at night, and how to recreate them! Purchase tickets online.
Codeverse: Not too long ago I wrote about how amazing Codeverse is and the importance of teaching children this skill set. Whether you want to get your babe enrolled in a few classes or dive into a summer camp, they have options for both.
Aladdin at the Cadillac Theater: Fans of this classic will flip when they see it come to life before their eyes! I’m thinking of taking Zelda to this because I know she will LOVE the singing and dancing. There many different showtimes available, and ticket prices start at $44 and go up.
WellieWishers Tea Party at American Girl Place: Zelda carries her WellieWisher doll everywhere, and I know we’re not the only ones. Today, American Girl is hosting a tea party at 4pm for littles (five years old and up) and their WellieWisher, complete with bites and activities. It’s $19 per person, and you can call (877) 247-5223 to reserve your spot!
A five hour drive from the city, St. Louis has a ton to offer. Great music, food and plenty of kid friendly activities will keep everyone happy!
Photo Credit: Hilton, Amusing Planet & Blueberry Hill.
City Museum: This museum looks absolutely insane, in the best way! I mean they have a bus sitting on top of their roof, how crazy is that!? Admission is $12 for those who are older than three years old, and kids two and under get in for free.
Blueberry Hill: You can’t go to St. Louis without stopping at Blueberry Hill! You might catch some live music while you eat, and their kids menu has all the staples that won’t disappoint even the pickiest little eater. Oh, and make sure you grab a piece of butter cake!