Kids

Free Movies for the Kids All Summer

Free Movies for the Kids now that school is out — For nine weeks this summer, you can bring the kids to the movies for free at participating Regal Theatres. The kid movies start at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, and seats are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Free Mayfest in Lincoln Square – May 29-31

Chicago:Free The annual German festival features in Lincoln Square live music and maypole dancing. Bring cash for plates of German food and steins of beer. Don’t miss a traditional keg tapping and the crowning of this year’s Mayfest queen during the official opening ceremony (8 p.m. Friday).

Kane County Cougars Say “Buy One Get One Free”

The Kane County Cougars are offering a great free ticket promotion on Tuesdays throughout the whole summer as part of the national Kraft Cheese Singles promotion. Here are the details: If you bring a Kraft Singles wrapper to the Kane County Cougars ballpark, you can buy one ticket and get one free during the Tuesday Night Tickets promotion, which runs through September 1, 2009.

View Millions of Dollars at the Free Fed Money Museum

Come to the free Chicago Fed Money Museum and view millions of dollars in various denominations and learn to detect counterfeits. Spend some time here and see how the Federal Reserve System impacts your life. Located at 230 South LaSalle Street, the Bank’s Money Museum is free and open to the public year-round from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Bank holidays.

See Anima in Free Chicago Concert Premiere at Millennium Park – May 31

Come and see the free concert premiere of “Living the Divine” –New York composer Daniel Brewbaker’s powerful story of hope, love, faith, and the beauty of nature that is brought to life at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on May 31. This world premiere features Anima’s Touring Chorus, Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano; Cynthia Yeh, principal percussionist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and William Buhr, acclaimed pianist.

Chicago’s Minor League Baseball Offers Good Bargain

In this day of billion-dollar stadiums, multimillion-dollar athletes and $100 tickets, minor league baseball can be a good deal – for the entire family. While not free, visiting the Kane County Cougars, Windy City ThunderBolts and the Joliet JackHammers to watch some good baseball can be had at a bargain price for the whole family.

Mars Free Chocolate Giveaway – May 15

On Friday, May 15, the Mars candy company will give away 500,000 certificates for free Mars chocolate products. The certificates will become available on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m EST, and they’re available until they’re gone, so you’ll need to act fast. Mars is promoting their Real Chocolate Relief Act campaign and website.

Free Scoop of Ice Cream at Haagen Daz: May 12

Help save the Honey Bees! In supporting their efforts to save the honey bees, Haagen-Dazs is giving away a free scoop of any bee-built ice cream flavor on May 12 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Chicago locations are Navy Pier, O’Hare and the Lincolnwood Town Center. It’s all part of Haagen-Dazs’ efforts to raise awareness and raise money to save the US honey bee population (& the delicious foods the bees help create, from honey, to almonds, to cherries and strawberries). The free ice cream is available at participating locations only. Click here to find a Haagen-Dazs near you.

MCA: Free Admission on Second Saturdays – May 9

Every second Saturday the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago invites families to learn about the art of our time through hands-on art activities, scavenger hunts, Look ‘n’ Learn stations, and more. Admission is FREE For families with children 12 and under.
Activities are appropriate for all ages.

Come See the Free Stingray Feedings

Take a fun roadtrip and stop by Living Sea Aquarium in Park Ridge for the free shark and stingray feedings every Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (there are also free stingray feedings every Monday – Friday at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.). Living Sea Aquarium is a local fish store that is more like a mini museum, aquarium and pet store rolled into one. It’s a wonder to walk through and especially fun to watch/help feed the stingrays and sharks.