Where Kids Can Burn Off Energy in the Chicagoland Suburbs

We’ve all sung the adorable “No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” a time or two to our little ones, making funny noises and bursting with delight at our children’s squeals. But here’s the cold hard truth: our monkeys really need to jump on the bed, no matter what the doctor says. And when do […]

Gardens in Bloom This Winter

Have a little bit of Spring fever?  Me too.  That’s why I’m so glad that there are these beautiful places to explore on even the dreariest of days.  Here are some absolutely stunning gardens in bloom this winter in Chicagoland that you must check out: Garfield Park Conservatory Parking: Free lot Admission: Free (donations encouraged) […]

5 Tips for Visiting the Field Museum

The Field Museum is one of the most spectacular buildings in Museum Campus because it truly has a bit of EVERYTHING.  You can learn about the past, current events, the past…it is such a wealth of knowledge is such a dramatically beautiful building.  But here’s the thing…it is such a vast museum and can be […]

Exploring the Adler Planetarium

You know that saying about how the best things come in small packages?  Well, that couldn’t be more true about this small yet mighty gem on Chicago’s museum campus.  What am I talking about?  The Adler Planetarium of course!  Read about how this often overlooked museum is the perfect place for your little explorers to […]

Nature Centers Across Chicagoland

Looking for a way to get your kids engaged in screen free activities?  Then look no further than your local nature center.  There are many outstanding nature centers across Chicagoland where you can get lost in the beauty of the Midwest, no matter the season….and so many are free!  So get out there and get […]

Rainy Day Fun in Chicagoland

It’s raining, it’s pouring…but that doesn’t mean that your day has to be boring!  Check out our top picks for places for rainy day fun in Chicagoland! If you are up for a little bit of splashing in puddles, watching nature react to water, and taking a break in a dry and fun place to play, […]

Hamill Family Play Zoo at Brookfield Zoo

When we have special “family fun days,” we constantly debate between two places to spend our day: a zoo or a museum. Luckily, at Brookfield Zoo, we don’t have this problem. That’s because of the amazingly interactive and educational Hamill Family Play Zoo. It combines two of our favorite things—the zoo and a museum all […]