At Toys R' Us Adventure, the toys (and the fun) are larger than life. Photo courtesy of the event
At Toys R' Us Adventure, the toys (and the fun) are larger than life. Photo courtesy of the event

Things To Do in Chicago This Weekend With Kids: Indoor Play, Kid-Friendly Shows

Happy new year! The first weekend of 2020 is full of indoor and outdoor fun for Chicago kids. Catch the last weekend of holiday farmhouse tours at Klein Creek Farm, or the final performances of Corduroy at the Emerald City Theater. Chicago kids have their pick of immersive indoor playscapes this winter, from Toys R Us Adventure to Cloudbuster to Winter Wonderfest. And see our list of Chicago's best indoor play spaces if you still have energy to burn!

It's your last weekend to catch some of Chicago's best holiday sights and lights, including Lightscapes at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Holidays of Light at MSI, Illuminations at Morton Arboretum, and the holiday flower show at the Garfield Park Conservatory. And if you haven't been to see the Mesmerica 360 exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, this weekend's your last chance, and it might be just the thing to release all that holiday season stress.

For more weekend fun, check our event calendar for fresh picks daily. 

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