Musical Nancy Plus Playtime!

Join Lincoln Park Zoo's famed "street musician," Musical Nancy (Nancy Namest) for a guitar sing-along, and small instrument play!

Friday, August 18

10:30 a.m. 

Included with Drop-In Play!

Hello, World!

FEATURED EVENT! Portraits, Pizza & Playtime

We know it's still hot and sticky outside but, believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. What better gift for for family and friends than a beautiful portrait of you child?

Let's take the stress out of photo time, by adding in a dash of pizza and a heavy dose of playtime while your kids' personalities are spontaneously captured by acclaimed Chicago studio, TK Photography!

Tuesday, September 19

5:45 - 7:30

Purple Monkey Playroom

2040 N. Western Avenue, Chicago


TK Photography will be setting up shop at Purple Monkey Playroom to take timeless shots of your little ones (Normally a $175 minimum), in between bites of pizza and plenty of pre-bedtime play. 


Dress your child in a special outfit (you can always bring a change of clothes for pizza) or bring a favorite stuffed animal or toy.  The TK crew will capture the moment in a series of fun and classic shots.


One .jpg photo download is included with the price of admission and you will have the option to order as many additional shots as you'd like. 

Hurry! This event is a sell-out every year!

Wizard World Comic Con

WIZARD WORLD is coming to Chicago August 24-27th!

Wizard World Comic Cons are family friendly conventions with tons of activities for kids of all ages! For our smallest super heroes we have a kids zone which offer live entertainment, face painting, coloring, and a kids costume contest!

Plus 2 kids 10 and under are free with every adult ticket!

Use the code KIDS20  to get 20% off your ticket at checkout at:

Chicago Baby show

Join us at the Chicago Baby Show!

The 1st Annual Chicago Baby Show is coming to Navy Pier, on August 26 & 27.  No other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from Chicago and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and more! 


August 26 & 27, 2017

Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Navy Pier

600 East Grand Avenue

(By N. Streeter Drive)

Chicago, IL 60611


As a Purple Monkey Playroom customer you can get tickets at a 50% discount on tickets to the Chicago Baby Show. CLICK HERE or enter promo code PurpleMonkeyPlayroom50 on the registration page at

Music and Storytelling Fun with Animal Farm

ANIMAL FARM is a group of musician-educators who perform original songs and sketches for
children and families. Inspired by the challenges and triumphs of the children they have taught, Seth
Adams (The Sheriff) and David Ladon (Farmer Dave) write songs about community, self-expression,
and growing up.

Join the duo for a morning of fun in the playroom!

Friday, October 13

10:30 a.m. 

Included with Drop-In Admission!