Looking for things to do with the kids before they head back to school? Check out these fun adventures to close out the summer with a bang!

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CLUE: A Walking Mystery

Until Sept. 3rd

Attendees take on the personas of beloved CLUE characters, becoming detectives in a thrilling murder mystery to be solved. The journey commences at Block 37, where the Butler warmly welcomes guests before dispatching them to explore renowned Chicago landmarks and stores, gathering vital clues along the way. Your mission will entail uncovering elusive antiques and deducing the culprit, location, and weapon behind the perplexing crime.

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Pompeii: The Exhibition

Until Sept. 4th

NEON’s exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry takes visitors on a journey back to the explosive eruption of Mount Vesuvius. With priceless artifacts and multimedia displays, delve into the life of Pompeii before the calamity. Experience holographic gladiatorial combat and a 4D theater simulating the volcanic impact. Witness haunting full-body casts of those who met their fate in the ancient city’s tragic event.

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Movies In The Park

Until Sept. 27th

Prepare your lawn chairs and snacks! The Chicago Park District’s 2023 Movies in the Parks program is back with a fantastic lineup of blockbusters, classics, and family-friendly films. Enjoy movie nights all summer long without the need for expensive theater tickets.


Enjoy Chicago! ~ Juliana