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Re-Opening Days for Chicago Area Children’s Museums

Children’s Museums are starting to open again! Spending time at one of the many Chicago area children’s museums is wonderful for discovery and learning. We’ve put together a list of the offerings in the city and suburbs including best features, unique exhibit information, and our age recommendations. Some are ideal to spend a day, while others are suited to a shorter…




New Jane Goodall Exhibit + Your Guide to Visiting the Field Museum

Visiting the Field Museum always feels like a large-scale adventure: walking up the huge white steps, leaving the lakeview and skyline to enter the echoing, impossibly tall main hall where hanging gardens and flying dinosaurs fill the air. Recently, we went to learn about a scientist known for her work studying chimpanzees in the wild (and someone my daughter idolizes!):…


Human+Nature Opens on May 28

We have all the details and a map so you can find your way to all five sculptures. The Morton Arboretum’s next outdoor art exhibition, Human+Nature (pronounced: Human Nature) opens next Friday, May 28, 2021! Pronounced “human nature,” it is the first major U.S. exhibition by renowned South African artist Daniel Popper, and his largest to date anywhere in the…



Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Comes to Oakbrook Center

If you’ve ever wanted to see Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes up close (and close to home!), head to Oakbrook Center. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is located in the former Sears store space and includes a 20 minute video with background about the chapel construction, paintings, and commissions, as well as 34 true-to-size reproductions of his work at the Vatican’s…


2021 Free Summer Fun in the Western Suburbs

Summer is on its way, and we can’t wait to get in on the fun. Free fun happens all around the suburbs if you know where to look. These no-cost outings will help keep everyone engaged and enthusiastic, all with cash left over for the ice cream truck! This article is sponsored by Dixon Law Office. Grant Dixon is invested…


June 2021 Family-Friendly Events

It’s time for fun in the sun! Our June family-friendly events list is full of all the great ways to enjoy the beautiful summertime weather in the Chicago area. This year, there are art festivals, farmers markets, outdoor movies, obstacle courses, bike rides, parades, and countless other ways to try something new and enjoy your time together as a family….




Remember Fallen Soldiers at 2021 Memorial Day Ceremonies

Many families will spend Memorial Day weekend celebrating the start of summertime fun. This year, I also hope you take the time to talk to your children about the meaning behind Memorial Day, which is a day meant to honor our country’s fallen soldiers. Many communities typically celebrate with parades, which we hope to see returning in 2022. This year,…