Indoor Play in Chicagoland

It is getting chilly in Chicago!  I have listed some great, family friendly places to stay warm and have fun (many for FREE) through indoor play in Chicagoland…take that, Polar Vortex!


But first: Where Kids Eat Free in Chicagoland

ABT Electronics

The Book Bin

The Friendship Park Conservatory

Home Depot Kids Workshop

Indoor Mall Play Spaces

Library Crawl in Chicagoland

Lincoln Park Conservatory

My Museum

Nature Centers in Chicagoland

Petland Aquarium Adventure

River Trails Nature Center

Wildwood Nature Center

Eataly Chicago




But first: Must Have Museum Memberships for Chicagoans

Free Chicago Museum Days Winter 2020

The Adler Planetarium

Chicago History Museum

The Field Museum

Kohl Children’s Museum

Museum of Science and Industry

DuPage Children’s Museum

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

The Shedd Aquarium

Cloud Buster at the Chicago Children’s Museum



But first: Which Play Space is Right for Your Family???

Ball Factory Mount Prospect 

Big Wave Bounce Park

The Exploratorium

The FireZone

Best Play Spaces for Toddlers

Where the Big Kids Play


Hamill Family Play Zoo

Discounted Play in Chicagoland 


Mount Prospect Park District Play Plex

Sod Room

The TreeHouse

Ultimate Ninjas

We Rock the Spectrum 



15 Mommy & Me Date Ideas

Sensory Friendly Play in Chicagoland

Beat Kitchen Concerts for Kids

Dads Slot Cars

How to Plan the Ultimate Family Play Date

Where to See Art in Chicagoland

Discounted Play in Chicagoland

Gardens in Bloom This Winter

Best Art Classes in Chicagoland 

Indoor Water Parks Across Chicagoland

Family Cooking Classes

Places to Burn Off Energy in the Chicagoland Suburbs

Brooklyn Boulders Kids’ Academy

Where to Enjoy Special Meals Out with Kids

Legoland Discovery Center Annual Pass


What are some of your favorite places to head to during winter???


Looking for other great activities to do during Chicago’s harsh winter?  Check out my “At Home” page.

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