Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum in Lisle

We recently went to the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine University in Lisle and were so impressed! There are over 3,500 mammals, birds, sea creatures, reptiles, amphibians, insects, skeletons, and more to examine and learn about throughout the museum. When we arrived, the museum director Karly offered us a scavenger hunt sheet, clipboard, and pencil. It was a great way…

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Kids Theater Guide: Fall ’19 – Winter ’20

We are so excited about all the fantastic family-friendly theater productions heading our way in the fall and winter months! From big shows in the city to smaller ones right in your neighborhood, there are plenty of excellent options to captivate the whole family. Check out our comprehensive list of shows for kids — some with a cast of adult…

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Family-Friendly Events This Weekend: August 16–18

For many of you, it’s the last weekend before kids head back to school. Ease the transition with some family together-time and plenty of opportunities to chat about how kids are feeling. On Friday night, Berwyn is celebrating its Hispanic community at the Nuestras Raices Back to School Fiesta, complete with food vendors, a kids zone, a petting zoo, music,…

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Your One-Stop Spot to Find Local Kids Classes and Teams

Between everyone on the Kidlist Team and the wide range of children all of us have, we have looked into every type of kids classes, teams, clinics, and lessons there are. So we decided to put all of our heads together to create a helpful resource for all of our fellow parents, grandparents, and caregivers! Below you will find four…


Apple Picking: U-Pick Apples Near Chicago and the Suburbs

Apple picking is one of the most popular fall activities for making family memories in the midwest. Lucky for us, there are quite a few orchards within a reasonable distance of Chicagoland. Choose one of these nearby orchards and pick your own delicious, healthy apples! The map below shows the locations of each orchard so you can easily find them…



Quick Trip: Milwaukee Zoo + Jelly Belly Factory Tour

If you are looking to take your kids on an easy and cheap getaway, Milwaukee, Wisconsin just may be for you! While searching for destinations to take our car-unfriendly kiddos, we needed a drive under 3 hours with cheap activities and plenty to do for kids. We decided on Milwaukee when I discovered that their county zoo had just opened…


Kids’ Basketball Teams, Leagues, and Skill Building

If your child dreams of nothin’ but net — or they’ve outgrown dunking on the Little Tikes hoop — you’ve got lots of choices. From competitive traveling teams to all-kids-play local leagues, we’re rounding up local basketball programs in the western suburbs. Don’t forget to check with your own local school and park district, too! This article is sponsored by…