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Blogs & Sites
Location: 835 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Here is a doll-loving little girl's dream come true. Local little girls love American Girl Place, as do the visiting girls who flock here on week-ends. And why not? This unique store is filled ...
Location: 2200 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL
Established in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoological parks in the country, but it is a leader in terms of wildlife conservation, community education, and recreation.
Location: 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Young visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago are often captivated by the museum before even entering the doors when they are greeted at the entrance by two large, endearing bronze lions! Insi...
Location: 57th St and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Science and Industry is an extremely cool place for kids.
Museum highlights include the Pioneer Zephyr 1933 train kids can pretend to ride; the Coal Mine, w...
Location: 6912 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL
Lifeline Theatre is an ensemble of artists-writers, directors, actors, and designers dedicated to using theater to educate, entertain, and empower the community.
Its KidSeries p...
Location: 3255 W. Altgeld Street, Chicago, IL
At the Logan Square Branch, the service focus is on families and students. An integrated nonfiction collection brings all levels of materials into one collection for patrons of differing educat...
Location: 6435 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL
Northtown Branch has an children's department - offering programs throughout the year. Northtown is a Blue Skies for Library Kids Program site, with grant monies focused on service to yo...
Location: 300 N. Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL
Garfield Park Conservatory is a fabulous place to learn about plants. From a replica of Monet's Garden to Horticulture Hall, the whole family can find special creations that teach about a wide ...
Location: 2318 N. Lavergne Avenue, Chicago, IL
Baseball and softball fields dot the grounds of this family-friendly park, as well as a basketball court, an outdoor playground and spray pool, and an indoor swimming pool. Programs are offered...
Location: 401 W. 123rd Street, Chicago, IL
West Pullman Park has indoor swimming and gym facilities, a fitness center, a baseball field, and tennis courts.
During the summer, it hosts a number of day camp programs; throughout t...
Location: 2540 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL
Location: DePaul's Historic Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo Drive, Chicago, IL
DePaul University's Merle Reskin Theatre has been a significant presence in the downtown theatre district since it was built as the Blackstone Theatre in 1910.
Chicago Playworks for Fa...
Location: 929 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL
The theatre houses the long-running ComedySportz show, a fully improvised, upbeat, interactive comedy show, in which two teams of improvisers perform a series of comedy sketches based on audien...
Location: 700 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
There's more to do at the Chicago Children's Museum than can fit in one visit! Some favorite permanent exhibits include:
Dinosaur Expedition re-creates the site of the 1997 expe...