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Free and Educational Things To Do Around Old Town

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Sachiko Yoshitsugu

Moved to Chicago two years ago. Interests are: the Outdoors, Fashion, economics, and obviously journalism. I have a twin sister.

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Sometimes you just have to get creative to find fun things for you and your kids to do in Chicago in February! 


I grew up in San Francisco, CA, the mildest climate in the US. I remember getting ridiculously excited to see the snow and bundle up to go outside every Thanksgiving when my family would rent a cabin in Tahoe. Now I know that snow is really just a slushy dirty pain in the arse most of the time. 


Anyways, I complied a list of links to kid-friendly and free events going on around Old Town, no more than a quick drive or walk away. Some of these you may already know about, but let it be a reminder because sometimes we get so caught up in our daily bustle to appreciate what's going on right around the corner.  


 Just think of it as an excuse to get out your house and a way to engage your kids in educational endeavors. By no means does this list cover all the educational and/or free activities going on in and around Old Town, but its a start for those looking for things to do.


Events This Week:

Story time for kids and parents, Thursdays 10 a.m., at Barnes and Noble on Webster and Clybourn. This Thursday kids were read books by Laura Numeroff such as What Sisters Know Best and What Brothers Know Best. 

Shakespeare Project of Chicago will perform "The Rivals" Saturday Feb. 27th at 10 a.m at the Newberry Library. 

Green City Market is hosting an event called Kids Write to Eat, a writing campaign, this Saturday Feb 27th at 8 a.m to 1 p.m in the Nature Museum North gallery. Kids will participate in a letter campaign to Congress speaking out about the Kids Nutrition Act. 

Click on the green markers in the interactive map below to find places and events. 

More Places to Go:

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Muesum is a kid's learning and playing ground. Check out their website to find a million programs, events and exhibits designed for young people. Free admission Thursdays! 

Chicago History Museum hosts number of fascinating exhibits rich with knowledge about the Chicago's colorful history and the many unique neighborhoods. An event going on right now called My China Town. They also have a page on their website dedicated to kids and families interests.

Question to Old Town Now Readers:

What do your kids like to do? Is Old Town a good neighborhood for young kids and families? 

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