Things to do with kids in and around ChicagoMary Houlihan – For the Sun-Timeson May 27, 2021 at 1:30 pm

There’s lots of cool things for kids and families to do and see in and around Chicago.
There’s lots of cool things for kids and families to do and see in and around Chicago. |

Looking for something to do with your family? Check out our highlights of current events and activities for kids.

Welcome to our highlights of events and entertainment in Chicago for kids and families to enjoy. Bookmark this page and check back for updates on the latest activities.

Lyric Opera
“Hansel & Gretel”

‘Hansel & Gretel’ in the Park

When: Through June 18

Where: North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski

What: The Lyric Opera, Chicago Park District and the Greater Chicago Food Depository team up to present free, live performances of Engelbert Humperdinck’s 1893 opera based on the fairy tale. This is a new production conceived and directed by Matthew Ozawa and sung in English.

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The Chicago Dogs

Chicago Dogs
The Chicago Dogs will honor the city’s favorite hot dog condiment with free giveaways of mustard costumes.

When: 7:05 p.m. May 28 and 29

Where: Impact Field, 9850 Balmoral, Rosemont

What: The baseball team’s home season opens with the first of 53 games in Rosemont. Named after Chicago’s favorite culinary tradition, the Dogs will honor Chicago’s favorite condiment by giving complimentary mustard costumes and bottles of Vienna Yellow Mustard to fans at games on May 28-29. Tickets: $9-$25.

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‘Take Flight’

Museum of Science and Industry
The Boeing 747 at “Take Flight.”

When: Permanent

Where: Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.

What: The MSI’s Boeing 747 reopens with a reimagined exhibit that explores modern aviation and the science of flight. The plane’s interior has been restored and new interactive elements have been added. Tickets: $12.95, $21.95.

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