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Make Fun Plans: XO Marshmallow Cafe, the Floating Museum & More!

After last weekend’s craziness, Zelda and I are looking forward to a low key weekend! There is plenty of fun happening around Chicago for those of you who want to get out there and maximize your two days off, so here you go!

Kids Activities: XO Marshmallow, the Floating Museum, Chasing Eclipses and More!

Photo Credit: XO Marshmallow Cafe, Leah Nolan, Curbed Chicago, Andrew Weeks, NBC News, Wikimedia Commons and Eataly.

XO Marshmallow Cafe: This new cafe is located in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Here you will find amazing marshmallow creations that come in the BEST flavors. I’m obsessed with the strawberry, and with lavender honey, rose and nutella, your crew will love them too!

The Floating Museum: You might have seen this in other neighborhoods around the city, but starting August 14th The Floating Museum will be on the Riverwalk. It’s an installation piece that will be stationed between Clark and Lasalle, and gives viewers a peek at art by local artists. Plus, it’s free! I was just thinking how amazing the Riverwalk has looked lately and this is the perfect opportunity to go check it out. Just get there before August 28th, because after that it is headed to Navy Pier!

Kids Portraits at Land of Nod: Last week I told you about The Land of Nod hosting photographer Andrew Weeks. To accommodate more kiddos, they added a second block of sessions later in the day. Don’t miss out if the morning sessions don’t fit into your busy schedule! You need to RSVP, which you can do here

Chasing Eclipses Exhibit at the Adler Planetarium: With all the eclipse talk that has been happening and will continue to happen for the next week or so, it’s natural your babe will have questions. And if you’re like me, you might need a little help answering those science heavy inquiries! Get tickets and times here

Air and Water Show: I know this one isn’t until next week but I wanted to share it anyway so you can plan! The annual Chicago Air and Water Show is happening on Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th from 10am to 3pm each day. The viewing area is listed as Oak Street beach to Fullerton, so you can watch wherever you want. If you’re lucky maybe you or a friend have a balcony you can watch from? Fingers crossed!

Eataly’s Summer Bash: This is another activity that you have some time to plan. Eataly events sell out so get your tickets early because this sounds so fun! On Saturday, August 26th from 1-3pm, Eataly is hosting classes for kids based around Italian favorites. It’s for littles who are between ages 5 and 12 and costs $20 per child. You can get tickets and more details here.

Las Vegas

I think this destination is best enjoyed by a slightly older set. I suggest these fun activities for kids around 10 years and older. Don’t worry, you’ll love these activities as much as they will!

What to do in Las Vegas: The Neon Museum and Red Rock Canyon.

Photo Credit: Las Vegas Warm Up, Cruise Nevada and Red Rock Canyon.

The Neon Museum: This outdoor museum looks amazing and gives you a glimpse into the city’s past while serving up some serious photo ops! Tickets sell out so you’ll need to purchase them in advance. Make sure to read over the FAQ’s before you go. 

Red Rock Canyon: This canyon is so beautiful and offers a lot of things to do. You can learn all about the animals who call it home in the visitors center or even plan a camping trip there if that’s your thing. You can also just take pictures and appreciate how amazing it is, we won’t judge. 

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