Hold up. . . . let us catch our breath. We’re feeling a little lightheaded thinking about the whirlwind weekend we planned for you. An exhibit all about butterflies and beautiful flowers, a Pride-themed popup, fun days spent at the water park. There’s more, but we’ll let you do the reading and planning while we nap. Get out there and make it a good one, Chicago!
photo: Chicago Botanic Garden
Fill Your Day with Butterflies and Blooms
Chicago Botanic Garden’s exhibit allows visitors to immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of winged beauties and pretty petals. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Snap a Pic at Luft Balloons Pride Pop-Up
Luft Balloons is hosting an immersive pop-up experience for families to take a photo with their massive “Love is Love” balloon creation. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Watch the Chicago Dogs Bring Home a W
Chicago’s newest baseball team pays homage to Chicago’s favorite street food, HOT DOGS! Take the family for a home game at the beautiful Impact Field. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Be Treated to Original Works by Frida Kahlo at Cleve Carney Art Gallery
Frida Kahlo is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. See a 26-piece collection that spans her career, a series of photographs detailing her life and visit the poetry garden and children’s area. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Walk in Awe at the Human + Nature Exhibit at Morton Arboretum
Five massive sculptures rise above the natural landscape at Morton Arboretum. The thought-provoking human forms paired with elements of nature bring attention to the deep connection between people and nature. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Kohl Children’s Museum SummerBurst
The always-innovative Kohl Children’s Museum’s SummerBurst: An EXPLORsion of Outdoor Fun provides interactive, STEAM-focused, open-air activities designed for kids. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Have Fun in the Sun at Raging Waves
Splish, Splash! Illinois’ largest waterpark is officially open for the season! Experience the new Aussie Mat Dash, 32 water slides, a huge wave pool, three kiddie pool areas, and a relaxing lazy river. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Add a Little Giggle to Your Day at Navy Pier
Get the weekend started with catchy tunes and loads of fun with the Wiggleworms. Fri. Event details.
Lace Up the Sneakers and Run!
Stay fit as a family and take part in one of Chicago Park District’s weekly Go Runs! Sat. Event details.
Sharpen Your Mini-Golf Skills
Have pure kitschy fun putting the greens at one of Chicago’s mini-golf courses. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Visit Your Favorite Super Heroes at Museum of Science & Industry’s Marvel Exhibit
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes celebrates Marvel history with more than 300 artifacts, including original comic book pages, sculptures, interactive displays and costumes and props from Marvel’s blockbuster films. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Pick Your Favorite Dino at Brookfield Zoo’s Dinos Everywhere
Nearly 45 animatronic dinosaurs that are BIGGER and BADDER than any dinos you’ve ever met are visiting Brookfield Zoo. Look for these earth-shakers throughout the park. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Luck is on your side because we have loads more to-dos on our calendar—even lots of virtual activities to connect with people, museums and businesses all over the country. Check it out!
— Maria Chambers