Set the kids loose on Cloud Buster for climbing fun at the Chicago Children's Museum. Photo courtesy of the museum
Set the kids loose on Cloud Buster for climbing fun at the Chicago Children's Museum. Photo courtesy of the museum

Veterans Day Weekend Things To Do in Chicago With Kids: New Shows, Cloud Buster, Film Fest

Another long weekend is swinging into view for Chicago families—good thing there's so much to do. Kids can join in honoring service members and their families at the Brookfield Zoo's FREE Veteran's Day Celebration on Monday. The Chicago International Children's Film Festival concludes its dazzling run on Sunday. At three matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday, The Lyric Opera presents a brand-new 45-minute opera just for kids, Earth to Kenzie, with a 50% discount on tickets for students. And if you haven't checked out Cloud Buster, the cool new climbing structure at the Chicago Children's Museum, get ready to be amazed.

It's long past 12:01am on November 1, so of course holiday fun has cranked into full gear. The Chopin Theater presents a ballet-free version of The Nutcracker, Naper Settlement opens the doors on its sweetly nostalgic Twas the Night Before Christmas Exhibit, and more FREE holiday events are on the horizon. 

For even more things to do with kids this weekend, read on for our roundup of the weekend's best picks, and keep an eye on our ever-expanding event calendar

 

 

 


Chicago Children's Museum
700 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Facets
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

Vittum Theater
1012 N Noble St
Chicago, IL 60642

Bolingbrook Promenade
631 E. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook , IL 60440

Nevermore Park
949 W. 16th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Chopin Theatre
1543 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60642

South Side Hackerspace
1048 W 37th St. #105
Chicago, IL 60609

The Depot
401 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

DuPage Children's Museum
301 N. Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
220 S. Michigan Ave. Buntrock Hall
Chicago, IL 60604

Chicago Children's Museum
700 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Hamilton Marketplace
420 Marketplace Blvd.
Trenton, NJ 08691

Willowbrook
1400 Willowbrook Mall Space 2052
Wayne, NJ 07470

Rockaway
301 Mount Hope Ave Suite 2052
Rockaway, NJ 07866

Menlo Park
55 Parsonage Rd Suuite 452
Edison, NJ 08837

Deptford
1750 Deptford Center Rd
Deptford Township, NJ 08096

Thalia Hall
1807 South Allport Street
Chicago, IL 60608

The Adler Planetarium
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Brookfield Zoo
8400 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513