I recently took my family here and we loved it! Lots of crafts and activities for the kids to do and plenty of learning opportunities as well.
Kohl Children’s Museum – Glenview IL Cost: $11 per ticket
Looking to cool off with the kids and don’t feel like doing the slip and slide in the backyard? This is a great option that keeps all the mess and water out of the house!
Skokie Water Playground – Skokie IL Daily fees under $15 for non resident and resident click the link for pricing.
Educational, fun, and inside! Described on the park district site as follows “Named Chicagoland’s “Best Rainy Day Activity Site” by Chicago Magazine, theExploritorium is much more than an indoor playground. The Exploritorium is a place where children and adults can come and explore together through interactive play. Make-believe in our costumed dress-up area; run your fingers through our water play area; make music, climb a wall, play with trains, experience new heights in our two-and-a half-story tubes and tunnels, and much more.”
Skokie Exploritorium – Skokie IL $3 for residents $5 for non residents
Indoor activities galore at Gather. Drop in , play, and create! Must be wearing socks!
Gather – Evanston, IL daily drop in rate $12 (1 child and 2 caregivers)
The Chicago Botanical Gardens offers all kinds of fun activities for kids. Including the butterflies and blooms exhibit and the model trains! And it’s not a bad stroll around for Mom and Dad too! Drop in activities for kids listed on their website- link below.
Chicago Botanical Gardens – Glencoe IL a Family package is $55