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Family-friendly things to do with kids in and around Chicago

The best things to do with the kids in Chicago in July
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The best things to do with the kids in Chicago in July

When the school year comes to a close, the pressure is on to find creative new ways to keep the kiddos entertained on sweltering summer afternoons. After all, Chicago's best summer camps only fill so many hours of the day. Luckily, July brings a full lineup of family-friendly festivals, Fourth of July celebrations and captivating cultural exhibits to the streets of Chicago. It's easier than ever to keep tots on their toes this summer. Check out our guide to the city's top kid-approved events to check out in July. RECOMMENDED: More things to do in Chicago this summer

Chicago summer camp guide
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Chicago summer camp guide

Chicago summer camps are a win-win for the whole family

The best things to do with kids on and around the 606
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The best things to do with kids on and around the 606

While the 606 is a beloved stretch for Chicago’s runners and bikers, it’s also a haven for the city’s smallest set. With a car-free place to toddle, plenty of parks and playgrounds to monkey around in, and tons of programming for the whole family, the Chicago park space is a little one’s dream. Here are some of the kid-friendly highlights of the Bloomingdale Trail.  RECOMMENDED: Our complete guide to the 606

Chicago's top children's museums
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Chicago's top children's museums

When the weather turns too cold, hot or rainy, and your kid has played with every toy at your local indoor playground—twice—a children's museum can be a savior

12 kid-friendly tours in Chicago
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12 kid-friendly tours in Chicago

There’s something for every age range

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Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

Interactivity is the name of the game at this fun and family-friendly museum

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Beginner's Art Studio at Wonder Works

Beginner's Art Studio at Wonder Works

Kiddos can explore their artistic sides at Oak Park's creative children's museum

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Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum

Discover Chicago's storied history at this Lincoln Park museum

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Martial Arts Training Temple

Martial Arts Training Temple

Get one month of Shaolin Kung-Fu for only $55 at Martial Arts Training Temple

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Top children's museums
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Top children's museums

Check out these top spots for hands-on learning disguised as play

Art classes for kids
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Art classes for kids

Channel your kids' artistic energy off of your walls and into a less damaging direction at these art classes

The best toy stores in Chicago
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The best toy stores in Chicago

These well curated shops often have fun displays for hands-on playing

Best indoor playgrounds
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Best indoor playgrounds

Got cabin fever? Let your kids run wild in these play spaces.

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The best birthday party ideas for kids
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The best birthday party ideas for kids

Move over, pool parties. We've got better ideas.

25 reasons why Chicago is the best city to raise kids
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25 reasons why Chicago is the best city to raise kids

Don't move to the suburbs until you read this list

The best Chicago gyms with childcare
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The best Chicago gyms with childcare

Parents, you're out of excuses to skip a workout when you're a member of these gyms

Best party supply stores in Chicago
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Best party supply stores in Chicago

When you're done scouring Pinterest, take your list to one of these local party supply stores

Places to get kids' haircuts in Chicago
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Places to get kids' haircuts in Chicago

Taking your kids to the hair salon is a whole different ballgame