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millenniumparkfunMillennium Park’s Family Fun Festival

Monday, July 28–Sunday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Visit us this summer in the activity zone at the Family Fun Tent in Millennium Park. Each day, we will feature a craft project that invites children to identify something unique about Chicago. The tent is located southeast of the corner of Randolph and Michigan.

Cost: Free. No reservations needed.

The Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park is sponsored by Target and presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Refund Policy:

Refunds for a tour will be given in the form of tour credit which can be applied to another tour. Credit will be given with a minimum of two weeks notice prior to the day of the tour. No exceptions.

Sign Language Interpretation:
The Chicago History Museum is happy to offer sign language interpretation at any of its public programs. Please contact the Public Programs Manager, at least 2 weeks prior to the day of the event in order to accommodate this request 312.642.4600

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