This weekend, head to Chicago's Navy Pier for the Toy & Game Fair. The weekend-long fair features all manner of toys and games, the inventors that created them, robotics demonstrations, and tournaments and competitions of some family favorite staples. Tickets range from $5 - $10, with some parties qualifying for free admission.
On Saturday, holiday mash-up afficianados can head to Glenview for a free, interactive showing of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Sing and speak along with the adventures of Jack, Sally, Zero, and the other residents of Halloween Town in this much-loved musical classic. Bring some blankets to get cozy on the floor, and settle in for some interactive cinema.
Every Sunday morning is Crafty Sunday at Cat & Mouse Games in Chicago. From 10:00 - 12:00, children ages 4-8 can swing by for drop-in crafting time. The workshops are free, and swap out weekly, so there's always a new adventure to be had.
Have you been meaning to take your family on an outing to the Chicago Field Museum? Wait no longer - this Sunday, admission to this gem is free of chrage. While you're there, make sure to check out the Evolving Planet and Underground Adventure exhibits!
Little lovers of animals, the outdoors, and natural history can head to the Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest this Sunday at 1:00 for "Bone" Appetit. This is an admission-free opportunity to meet some of the museum's animal ambassadors, learn what they eat, and then observe feeding time firsthand.