Spring Break Chicago-Area Fun

So it’s the last week of March, and your children are on spring break, which means your house is trashed with arts and craft supplies, and your eldest is hogging the television playing video games.

If you’re tired of being in the house cooped up with rowdy children, here are some of our best suggestions for a fun, family oriented spring break!

Maple Syrup Festival at North Park Village Nature Center
Mar. 26 and Mar. 27 |  10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Free Admission
Bring the family along to enjoy music, storytelling and discover how sap is tapped from maple trees at the 29th annual festival. You will also have the opportunity to sample real maple syrup made right before your eyes.

The Adler Planetarium: Astro-Overnights
April 8 and May 6 |  6:00 p.m. | $50 per person with registration
Bring your family to enjoy a sleepover under the stars courtesy of the Adler Planetarium. Give your kids a chance to interact with their solar system and spot stars in the sky with high-tech telescopes.

The Museum of Science And Industry: Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life
March 18 – April 24  | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m | $27 Adults/ Child $18
Got any miniature scientists in the family? The Museum of Science and Industry’s newest exhibit: Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life offers a look at the human life cycle and the process of aging.

Museum of Science and Industry Omnimax: Tornado Alley
Opens March 11 |10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. | Adult $23/ Child $16
The 3D-movie thriller “Tornado Alley” will have your adventure-loving children excited at every minute of the movie.

Field Museum: Portraits of Resilience
Ends April 3 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Adult $22 / Child $15
Discover the artistry of teenage photographers who illustrate their life and personal experiences through the usage if photography.

For more spring break ideas, check out:

The Young and the Restless: Tips and Activities for Tykes, Tweens and Teens

Spring Break World Adventures in Your Own Backyard

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