March is on its way, and with it will come warmer temps, longer days, and that springtime stretch as our minds wander back to spending more time being active out of the house. Fortunately there are lots o things to do with kids in Chicago in March to help get you back out there and enjoying fun activities and the great outdoors again!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Visit the Heart & Seoul: Growing up in Korea Exhibit at the Chicago Children’s Museum
Ongoing until Sunday, May 6, 2018
Chicago Children’s Museum
The interactive Heart & Seoul: Growing up in Korea exhibit enables Chicago families to experience and enjoy Korean culture, right here at home. From practicing Taekwondo to performing with K-Pop stars, kids can explore and immerse themselves in Korean activities, music, food, tradition, and cultural diversity.
2. Go Ice Skating in Millennium Park
Open through March 11, weather permitting
McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink, Downtown
If you still haven’t gotten down there yet, this is the last call – the ice rink will be closing its doors and packing up for the season on March 11 (weather permitting). It’s free, open to the public, and will only cost you the cost of skate rental ($12–$14). Get out there for a skate with the little ones while you still can!
3. Take a Trip to the Theater for a Kid-friendly, Abridged Shakespeare Show
Show runs from Saturday, March 3 to Saturday, March 10, 2018
The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a 75-minute abridgement of Shakespeare’s classic, and a perfect kid-sized Shakespeare snack. Go for a “night at the theater”, and take them to see a classic without having them squirm as much in their seat because it goes on for too long.
4. Pack Up the Kids and Head for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities
Saturday, March 17, 2018
The Dyeing of the Chicago River
Before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade weaves its way downtown, the Chicago River will be dyed with a fish-friendly, temporary green dye. Come early to get a good spot for the kids along the east side of Michigan Avenue’s bridge, the west side of the Columbus Drive bridge, or upper or lower Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.
Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade
A parade of drum corps, Irish dancers, bagpipes and more will snake its way through Downtown Chicago after the dyeing of the river, and it is truly a sight to see! Bring your green and your Irish spirit, and come enjoy the parade.
4. Hunt for Eggs at the Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Lincoln Park Zoo
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Lincoln Park Zoo
Get your bunny ears and straw baskets out, it’s time for the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Easter Egg-Stravaganza! Bring your kiddos to the South lawn to hunt for as many eggs as they can carry, take a free train and carousel ride, and, of course – meet the Easter Bunny!
From parades to shows to ice skating and egg hunting, there are definitely plenty of fun things to do with kids in Chicago this March, so get out there and go make some great memories. And don’t forget to turn those clocks forward on March 11!