Blog: Innovation Destinations

Chicagoland fun for kids this weekend: Toy Store Day, theater tours, Minecraft, and museums

Get ready for a celebration of sound at the Museum of Contemporary Art's family day. This Saturday 11/14, families with kids 12 and under have the admission-free opportunity to explore the museum, including the Listen exhibition that experiments with sound and noise. The museum is open from 10:00 - 3:00.

This Saturday is Neighborhood Toy Store Day, and toy stores all over Chicagoland will be opening their doors with special one-day-only programs and activities. Check out Chicago's Building Block Toys for a Hogwarts-themed adventure, West Loop's Cat & Mouse Games Maker wonderland, or Oak Park's Gepetto's Toy Box for a full day of games, crafts, treats, and more. Make sure to check in with your favorite local toy store to see if they're getting in on the festivities.

Folks seeking an artistic afternoon can head over to Skokie this Saturday for the Barnes & Noble All-American Art Unwind. Participants at this free event can choose to create at one or more of three unique inspiration stations that explore color, line, and function. The Unwind starts at 12:00, and is open to artists of all ages.

Older innovators, aged 8-12 years old, can bask in their love of Minecraft at the River Forest Public Library's Minecraft Madness event this Saturday, 11/14. Participants will find Minecraft-inspired activities and snacks, and can play and build together on collaborative challenges. Advanced registration for this free, 3:30 - 5:00 event is required, so secure your spot today!

The Auditorium Theater in Chicago's South Loop is hosting an admission-free Family Fun Day this Sunday, 11/15. Starting at 1:00, treat your family to an afternoon of jazz, musical performances, crafts, activities, and tours. While tickets are free, registration is strongly recommended.