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Great Events for Kids this Summer in Chicago

Summer is a beautiful time to visit a Chicago hotel. On top of the great walking tours, biking and outdoor areas that our city has to offer, we also have plenty of great events that take place every summer in Chicago, many of which are ideal for the whole family. This year, the Chicago Children’s Museum is hosting a family-friendly event that runs all spring and summer called Circus Zirkus which is conveniently located just 10 minutes from our downtown Chicago Lake Shore Hotel.

What is Circus Zirkus? Great Events this Summer in Chicago

Finding things to keep your kids entertained isn’t always easy. This summer in Chicago we’re doing our best to make sure that you have everything you need for a great vacation that will keep your entire family happy and one of the best events is Circus Zirkus. Bring your kids down to the Chicago Children’s Museum where they will be able to:

  • Practice their tumbling, juggling and other circus-related skills
  • Create classic circus posters
  • Swing on a flying trapeze
  • Take a turn on the spinning hoop
  • Try spinning tricky plates
  • Get dressed up in wacky costumes, props and apparel (including clown shoes, of course!)
  • Sell hot dogs and ice-cream
  • Staff the ticket booth or just cheer from the bleachers

Whether your kids want to try their hands at performing or just want to take in wonderful atmosphere that a circus has to offer, this even is sure to delight kids of all ages. The show is open daily from 10am until 5pm. If you join the museum, the event is free and it is also free for children under the age of 1. For everyone else tickets are $12.00. If you visit the museum’s website, you can see the dates of special free events, and plan your trip around them to save some money.

Stay near the Chicago Children’s Museum at our Chicago Hotel near Downtown

Our Chicago hotel near downtown is the ideal place to stay if you’re thinking of checking out the many great tourist attractions in Chicago. Many of the best museums, art galleries, shopping and other visitor hot spots are located near or in downtown Chicago and our hotel is conveniently situated within easy travel distance of many of them. Why not visit our Chicago Lake Shore Hotel website and learn more about our great packages, room rates and offers, and see if we’re the right Chicago hotel for your next visit.