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DuPage

We know pressure keeps mounting to keep your kids safe yet engaged and entertained. We’re here to help. Check out our list of happenings and be sure to plan ahead for entry and timed-tickets procedures. On behalf of our partners, thank you in advance for wearing your mask and following social distancing guidelines!

1. Naper Settlement

100 years of girl power! Open August 26 to December 2020, the exhibit Women: Waves of Change commemorates the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage paired with the HERstory 2020 project — bringing to life the stories of local women who have overcome obstacles, showcased leadership, and empowered others. The museum also created new museum tours that align with Illinois’ safety guidelines.

2. Cantigny Park

With beautiful gardens, open restrooms, awesome tanks and a playground, this outing is easy and enjoyable for the whole family. The First Division Museum is open on a reservations-only basis. Round out the day at the picnic grounds, or lunch at the outdoor patio at Bertie’s Bistro. Capacity limits are monitored and managed throughout the day.

3. Brookfield Zoo

Don’t get eaten by the velociraptor! Join the search for over 40 life-like, earth-shaking animatronic dinosaurs that have descended upon the zoo. Created by “Jurassic Park” advisor, Don Lessumenjoy, the exhibit Dino’s Everywhere! runs through November 1, 2020. The zoo has a big job, keeping people and the animals safe. Be sure to read their Know Before You Go page on new protocols and procedures.  

4. Main Event

The team at Main Event has made it happen — you can feel at ease letting the kids be kids. Read their extensive cleaning and safety protocols. Their dizzying list of activities includes bowling, billiards & shuffleboard, laser tag, gravity ropes, mini golf, rock climbing and a disposable menu when you’re ready for a side of signature jumbo chicken wings or ever-favorite Player’s Platter. 

5. WhirlyBall

The Whirlyball team is dedicated to playing it safe! With fully-enclosed spaces for laser tag and Whirlyball, lane dividers and distancing for bowling, and disinfecting procedures between groups, Whirlyball is ready to welcome you.

6. Augustino’s Rock N’ Roll Deli

Best subs, best deli, best sandwich shop, even the best bathroom — they’ve won them all! Regularly voted Midwest Living and West Suburban Living Magazine's "Best of the Burbs” for their value, quality and service. Enjoy secret family recipes, artisan bread and made-from-scratch favorites amidst museum-quality memorabilia.

7. The Morton Arboretum

It was a celebratory day when the Children’s Garden reopened on August 17th read about modifications to keep everyone safe. Did you happen to see a 30-foot troll on the horizon? The kids will be enthralled to join in the Troll Hunt for six colossal trolls who have made themselves residents of the forest since 2018, here through early 2021. With much demand to visit year round but particularly in the fall, please plan accordingly and know before you go.

8. Enchanted Castle

Sound the trumpets! This family-favorite megacomplex is open, welcoming guests to the attractions, game room and restaurant; Quest II Adventure Playland remains closed. Operating at reduced capacity for safety, please read their guest guidelines

9. Topgolf

More comfortable seeing what to expect before you go? Check out Topgolf’s commitment to safety, with a video to showcase the new game and dining experience. With protective bay dividers, clubs disinfected between groups, touchless menus and more, Topgolf is dedicated to maintaining the trust of guests and staff and operating safely and responsibly. Maximum six people per bay.  

10. Cosley Zoo

Only have a short window of time? Cosley Zoo’s one-hour timed-ticket visits are a perfect option. Directional paw prints will lead you through the zoo on a one-way path, being able to view every animal habitat. The safety of guests, staff and animals is their top priority — plan your visit here with helpful information on available amenities.

Stay & Share

Book a family-fun weekend to experience all that DuPage County has to offer. Learn more about hotels’ commitment to guests on our travel resource page. When you’re ready, we’re here, with up-to-date COVID-19 information, events and things to do. See a list of hotels here

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