Activities & Resources
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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...
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: 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville, IL
The DuPage Children's Museum has three floors made up of different exhibit neighborhoods - each one special in its own way. Each neighborhood is packed with exciting ways to explore art, math, ...
Location: 465 N. McClurg Court, Chicago, IL
Take advantage of Chicago's singular, um, flatness, and take the kids on a biking tour. Bobby's Bike Hike provides upright single-speed beach cruisers, along with a professional guide w...
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: 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: 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: 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: 640 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL
This short order diner is packed with retro fun. Parents, grandparents, and kids all get a kick out of Ed Debevic's upbeat atmostphere and delicious food. The waitstaff, dressed in 50s attire ...
Location: 3411 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL
Consistently named one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the United States, the Chicago Diner is an excellent place for vegetarians and omnivores alike. The menu includes standard American fare al...
Location: 1640 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
Location: Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 1111 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
Location: 1101 S. Canal, Chicago, IL
From an extensive selection of organic veggies, to the whole body section of natural soaps that kids love, Whole Foods offers something for everyone. The salad bar, deli, and bakery are a great...