Keeping Students Busy During Spring Break 

Chicago to offer free, family-friendly activities throughout the city

April 02, 2015

Spring Break runs from April 6-10 for all CPS students, but their learning can continue with the many fun activities offered throughout Chicago.

Virtual Opportunities:

Argonne Laboratory Playlist
Female High School Students: Complete challenges to unlock a ticket to the
Science Careers in Search of Women Conference, which will demonstrate what can be accomplished through a love of science. Visit
https://chicagocityoflearning.org/playlist?id=10

CPS Connects Playlist
CPS students can create a video, slideshow or podcast for a chance to tour the Cinescape Chicago Film Studios. Visit https://chicagocityoflearning.org/playlist?id=9.

In-Person Activities

Safe Haven: Spring Break 2015
On April 6-10, from 10am-2pm, students will be engaged in fun activities and receive free breakfast and lunch. For more information on Safe Haven, including a list of spring break locations, contact the CPS Office of Faith Based Initiatives at (773) 553-2500 or visit http://cps.edu/SafeHaven

Chicago Public Libraries
A list of free activities, workshops and events for all ages across Chicago Public Library locations is available here:
http://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index

Peggy Notebart Nature Museum
A list of scheduled activities, as well as information on the museum’s spring break camp, is available here:
http://www.naturemuseum.org/plan-a-visit/calendar/children-family?date=4/23/2015&mode=month

Garfield Park Conservatory
Explore a variety of free activities for families:
http://www.garfieldconservatory.org/programs/families.html

YMCA
Spring break camps, open gym time and similar opportunities are available at local YMCA locations: http://www.ymcachicago.org/locations

Spring Break #Spacecation at The Adler Planetarium
March 21-April 12
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/events/spring-break-2015

Swing into Spring at Navy Pier
April 1-12, 11am-4pm
https://navypier.com/events/upcoming/#entry-2408

Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier
Target Free Family Nights:

 Thursday evenings, 5pm-8pm (FREE admission for all) and First Sunday of every month (FREE admission all day for ages 15 and under).
http://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/index.php/plan/hours-admission

Artist’s Studio at The Art Institute of Chicago
April 4, 5, 11 and 12, 11am-2pm (FREE)
http://www.artic.edu/event/artists-studio-6?did=25

Digital Divas Spring Break Club at DePaul University - Loop Campus
April 6-10th, 9am-5pm
FREE for 6th-grade girls
To register and for more information, email
ARoberson@digitalyouthnetwork.org or visit http://divasdyn.tumblr.com/

Teen Workshop Spring Break 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art
April 7-9, 12pm–4pm
FREE for high school students

Registration required at http://www2.mcachicago.org/events/category/programs/events/teen-events/


Teen Learning Lab at Shedd Aquarium
April 7 and 9, 2pm-8pm / April 11, 10am-2pm
FREE for high school students
http://www.sheddaquarium.org/Learning-Experiences/Teen-Programs/Teen-Learning-Lab/

Chicago Park District - Roller Skating Party at Union Park
April 9, 3pm-5pm

1501 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607 
Ages: 13-17 (FREE)
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/Roller-Skating-Party-at-Union/

Free Family Day at The Chicago History Museum
April 11
http://chicagohistory.org/planavisit/upcomingevents/family-events

Family Day Lost and Found at The Museum of Contemporary Art
April 11, 11am-3pm
FREE for families with children 12 and under. Activities are appropriate for all ages
http://www2.mcachicago.org/event/family-day-lost-and-found/

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