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Things to Do in Chicago, IL with Kids - IL Kids Activities

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Where can you find more than 200 species of reptiles and more than 500 creatures to see?   Physical Education Complex of Northeastern Illinois University Saturday, April 13th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 14th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Reptile Fest, the nation’s largest educational reptile and amphibian show, features over 200 species from all over the globe. See amazing amphibians, big boas, captivating crocodilians and rare reptiles. Learn about these animals through educational displays from local hobbyists, museums, nature centers and zoos. Touch, hold and interact with these often misunderstood animals while learning about conservation and captive care. We encourage animal lovers, families, reptile enthusiasts and anyone with a curiosity for these cold blooded creatures to come join us for this wonderful event!   Buy your tickets today before they slither away!  
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At Funtopia, kids' imaginations operate on a whole different level. No, really. With 57 individual climbing elements and activities including ninja course, ropes course, technical walls- this interactive climbing center lets kids live out their most fanciful mid-air fantasies. When they're not scaling a castle’s walls, kids can also return to the ground with a trip down the parabolic slide or a (controlled) leap from sky-high tower. In addition to hour-long open play sessions, Funtopia also hosts lengthier celebrations in one of the seven themed birthday rooms.
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Eat. Play. Drink. Watch. Dave & Buster's ambition is to offer something for everyone. Regardless of which location you visit, you can count on being entertained. Each Dave & Buster's location boasts a Million Dollar Midway––an enormous game room that consists of rows of arcade games and the latest video games. The sprawling entertainment complexes feature full bars with specialty cocktails and dining areas that serve a chef-crafted menu including burgers, steaks, sandwiches, and other American dishes. With dozens of HD TV's, the Sports Bar allows the guests to enjoy their favorite sports action. View Groupon promotion for the Addison location, the Vernon Hills location, and the Orlando Park location
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AMF, Bowlero, and Brunswick Zone provide visitors a striking spin on bowling, laser tag, and epic eats. Each location features bowling lanes decked out with black lights, plush lounge seats, and HD video walls that help take one’s game to a whole new level. They also sport a state-of-the-art arcade along with multi-player laser tag challenges at select locations. The nationally-recognized menu, meanwhile, comes stuffed with everything from oversized shareables to classic burgers and sandwiches each with their own unique spin. More Points | Bonus Levels | Extra Lives Roll into the arcade for stunning HD graphics, interactive dreamscapes, and good old-fashioned carnival-inspired fun. Charge up an arcade card, press start, and let the exciting entertainment come to life amid domed screens and intense 4-D adventures. Some of the favorites include: World’s Largest Pac-Man The Walking Dead Mario Kart DX Giant Connect Four NBA Hoops Basketball Variety of games will vary based on the location.
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A chorus of electronic beeps sings across Kiddie Kingdom's 13,000 square feet, where more than 62 arcade games, redemption games, and small rides galvanize youthful excitement in both kids and adults. After stuffing their pockets with tokens, guests compete for high scores on modern video games and arcade classics, such as air hockey and skee-ball. These redemption-style games shower the most successful players in tickets, which can be exchanged at the King's Treasure Chest counter for small toys, stuffed animals, and sports balls. Elsewhere, the aroma of housemade lasagna, chicken wings, and pizza tempts players away from the arcade and into the onsite Pizza King restaurant. Here, cooks hand toss dough for thin-crust, deep-dish, and stuffed pies. The Italian cuisine also delights guests in a 100-person party room, where birthday boys and girls open presents and spin a wheel to win enough tickets to send their stuffed animals to college.
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At Ball Factory Entire Families, Toddlers as well as older children can play together and fun is endless for all. The 4 levels of impressive giant play maze are full of obstacles and challenges for the kids and their parents. You will need to straddle over, crawl under or squeeze between the foam rolls, balance on the bridge, go through tunnels, and slide down the slides to get out of our giant multicolored structure. You cannot miss Ball Blaster Arena, Imagination Playground, Fire Station, Gas Station, Fire Trucks, Farm Tractors, Interactive Floor a Big Ball Pit. A separate toddler play area offers soft equipment with soft floor and its own mini play structure with slides. Parents are free to relax on couches placed throughout the facility, eat lunch, drink coffee and work using free WiFi. For family celebrations - such as birthdays and special occasions - Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe offers private party rooms and parties are hosted by trained staff to provide everything a child would want in a birthday. The venue desires playtime to be as rewarding for the parents as it is for the children, as they spend time together.
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With hands gripped to the wheels of karts capable of cresting 45 miles per hour, up to 12 racers hum around the hairpin turns and straightaways of K1 Speed's indoor track during adrenaline-spiking sprints toward the podium. This brand of excitement can be found at all 35 locations, where racers eschew the fumes and inflammatory skywriting of gas kart exhaust for European, eco-friendly electric karts designed to instantly accelerate out of curves, which are bordered by safety barriers that absorb impacts. What’s included: Two electric high-performance go-kart races for each person Annual membership Including one free race on guest’s birthday ($22 value) and free headsock Free helmet rental 15% off food and beverage in the cafe/lounge and pro shop
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Parent-chaperoned youngsters take their first, wobbling steps on ice skates while the hockey stars they may one day become whiz around the rink, perfecting their technique. Skaters of all skill levels practice side by side during open skates at Rocket Ice Arena. Their non-skating supporters can look on from the Lake Placid Lodge, sipping drinks from the onsite café and using the lodge’s free WiFi to check an app that tells them whether their glass is half empty or half full. Home to the Sabres Youth Hockey Club, the rink also offers instruction in icebound sports. Their hockey instructors can introduce novices to the sport or train more experienced skaters how to compete on high-resistance synthetic ice. A separate team of instructors specializes in figure skating and synchronized skating, which is the art of synchronizing your feet to go in a single direction. Youngsters can also explore the rink during skate parties, which come with an on-ice instructor, decorations, and balloons. Becoming a champion athlete requires focus, resilience, and constantly making sure your opponents don’t drink your sweat to steal your life energy. Don’t get licked with this voucher.
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Have fun with a friend or family member while supporting a great cause and get some exercise while you're at it! Join ​The Great Amazing Race, America's Most Exciting Family-Friendly Adventure Race at one of their many upcoming events this spring! More fun than a 5K, you and your teammate will exercise your brain AND your body! Inspired by THE AMAZING RACE television show, 2-person teams race around a 1.5 mile cross country course completing a string of fun-filled physical and mental challenges. Instruction cards provided at each station describes a task that each team must complete before proceeding to the next challenge station. Teams compete against similar aged teams and strive to arrive at the finish line with fastest overall time to be declared the winners.  Choose your partner wisely because this race is all about the TEAMWORK. Be prepared to get a little dirty and wet - it's all part of the fun! Walk, jog, run - this challenge is open to participants ages 4+ at any skill level. Any team combo is allowed - adult/adult, adult/kid or kid/kid (1st grade and older). Teams will be sent out in timed waves every 10 minutes with kid-only teams going first, adult/kid teams second and adult/adult teams third. There are two courses to choose from: Recreation Course: for those who prefer to go at a leisurely pace. Competitive Course: for those who prefer a challenge and are physically active. Bonus: Up your chances of winning by donating two used pairs of sneakers for pediatric cancer and receive a free 2 minute time-saver token. (Max of 1 token per team.) This event partners with Max Cure Foundation, an organization dedicated to bettering the lives of the youngest cancer patients and their families. For specific locations and event information, click HERE.

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