Facing winter without a fat wad of cash in your wallet might put a damper on any hopes of fun. The good news is you don’t have to bust out your black Amex to build lasting memories this fall/winter.
Check out our tips for fun freebies in Chicago…
Fine Arts Building
At the Fine Arts Building, you’ll find a gallery of breathtakingly beautiful murals and paintings. Set some time aside and introduce your kids to some wonderful art this winter, at zero cost.
DuSable Museum of African American History
Feel like soaking in some history on a Sunday? The DuSable Museum of African American History offers free admission every Sunday of the year. Don’t miss Africa Speaks – a collection of over 2,000 ancient artifacts. This is an awesome way to expose young ones to different cultures.
Old Town Aquarium
Want to see some exotic fish in artfully crafted installations? Head to Old Town Aquarium where you can have a whale of a time this winter. Even better, if you see a fish you like, you can bring it home with you.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
If your busy schedule aligns with one of the Community Discount Days, flip your fins over to the John G. Shedd Aquarium for free family admission with an Illinois ID!
Chicago Children’s Museum
The Chicago Children’s Museum offers free admission to kids under 15 on the first Sunday of every month. Exhibits include BIG Backyard, Skyline, Kids Town, Dinosaur Expedition, WaterWays, Kovler Family Climbing Schooner and more.
For a sweet treat, indulge in a few samples at Cone Gourmet. This ice cream parlor offers something for the whole family. Adults can enjoy ice creams infused with Jameson, Guinness, and Baileys, Little ones will love classics like cake batter and peanut butter.
Let’s go outside
Do your kids still have some energy to burn? Take them to one of the city’s complimentary indoor play areas. There’s one in the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, one in Gurnee Mills Mall, and one in Northbrook Court.
Alternatively, why not sign up for a complimentary trial dance class at one of our Chicago locations?! Call or email us now, to set a date for your trial dance class. We look forward to meeting you.