New experiences and attractions for families in 2022

As of early 2022, families are already looking for the best things to do with kids in Chicago and the suburbs. Some Chicagoland attractions have plans to offer plenty of family entertainment this year.

From pop-up experiences to new museum exhibits, here are some new things you and the kids can look forward to in 2022.

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Opening on February 10, 2022

Find over a million Legos embedded in over 100 sculptures in the Museum of Science and Industry’s latest exhibit. Don’t miss epic Lego creations like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and a 20ft T. rex skeleton.

Frida: Immersive Dream

Opening on February 20, 2022

If your family loved Immersive Van Gogh, the same team offers a new experience with iconic artist, Frida Kahlo. Watch the Mexican painter’s masterpieces come to life from the moment you step inside.

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: the new stage musical adaptation

Opening on March 15, 2022

Your friends at the Hundred Acre Wood find a new home at the Mercury Theater. The new children’s show features Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and more of your favorites as adorable puppets.

Indigenous Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories

Opening on May 20, 2022

The Field Museum is currently renovating its Native North American Hall. In Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Story, hear stories directly from Chicago’s Indigenous community, learn about California basketry traditions from generation to generation up close, and more.

Opening September 28, 2022

The Chicago Theater offers endless options for family fun. But if you’re looking for a musical, Wicked should be at the top of your list. The Broadway sensation shares the story of the witches from the Wizard of Oz.

Large Garden of Morton Arboretum

Opening in September 2022

Morton Arboretum plans to bring more beauty to its attraction with a new garden. The old Hedge Garden will be transformed into a two-acre outdoor garden with various spaces providing a unique experience.

Color factory

Opening in spring 2022

Enjoy all the colors of the rainbow with this new interactive art museum that opens in Willis Tower. Guests can walk around vividly colored rooms and facilities and bring you all the joy during your experience.

Ice Museum

Opening summer 2022

We all scream for ice cream! Opening its next Chicago location, the Museum of Ice Cream features multisensory installations featuring the classic candy.

Open to be determined

Oakbrook Center will soon see another entertainment option. Families can experience an immersive video adventure with Electric Game Box’s private playrooms. Grab a visor and use your body as a controller as you participate in challenging games that are fun for all ages.

MOEN presents Water City

Open to be determined

The Chicago Children’s Museum is revamping their water experience with a new fun experience to help kids think about water and water conservation.

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