The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago exhibit Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes.
The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago exhibit Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes.

Best Things To Do in Chicago in March with Kids: Egg Hunts, Superheroes, and Maple Syrup

Spring has sprung, just in the nick of time for Chicago parents who are starting to lose their sanity in the snow. Early March is maple syrup season, and families can learn how it's made at events all over town. Get out of the lingering cold by visiting newly reopened museums like the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Chicago History Museum, which reopens on Chicago's birthday! The Museum of Science and Industry celebrates Marvel superheroes, or families can play and learn about Pac-Man at a new exhibit at Chicago GameSpace.

If you missed big celebrations during the winter holidays, now might be a good time to put on some green for St. Patrick's Day events like Oak Forest Fleadh or Shamrock Our Blocks, which replace the South Side Irish Parade this year. And Easter egg hunts are popping up—try something different this year with a geocaching egg hunt or a brought-to-your-yard egg hunt. Welcome to spring, Chicago.

While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


Chicago GameSpace
upcoming events
(Sun Feb 7, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) Nom Nom: 40 Years of PacMan Design and History

Garfield Park Conservatory
upcoming events
(Sat Feb 27, 2021 - Sun May 9, 2021) Spring Flower Show: Saturation

Museum of Contemporary Art

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago
upcoming events
(Thu Feb 11, 2021 - Thu Sep 2, 2021) Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Chicago

Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm

Trailside Museum of Natural History

Museum of Science and Industry
upcoming events
(Sun Mar 7, 2021 - Sun Oct 24, 2021) Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Naperville Area Humane Society

DuPage County Historical Museum
upcoming events
(Sat Nov 21, 2020 - Sat Dec 17, 2022) Train Saturdays

Purple Monkey Playroom
upcoming events
(Fri Dec 4, 2020 - Fri Dec 30, 2022) Bubbles and Balloons Playtime

Wheaton Nurseries and Garden Center

Butterfield Park District Recreation & Aquatic Center

Stony Creek Restaurant and Banquets

Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center

Sunset Knoll Recreation Center

Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
Spring Migration Bird Walks
North Park Village Nature Center - 8:00 AM
Science Festival at Chicago Botanical Gardens
Chicago Botanical Gardens - 10:00 AM
Bisa Butler Portraits
Art Institute of Chicago - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides