Visiting the Shedd Aquarium During Covid

The Shedd Aquarium is our family’s FAVORITE museum (I blame my toddler son’s obsession with “Finding Nemo” for this) so when we heard that it was reopening with stringent Covid precautions, we were thrilled to give it a try. We have been incredibly cautious during the global pandemic for a wide variety of reasons, and […]

Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond Exhibit at KCM

With so much emphasis on screen time and structured play, it can be a challenge to get kids to explore nature. The value of unstructured, nature-based play is priceless, as you will see when your family checkouts out the new Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond exhibit at the Kohl Children’s Museum. My family and I […]

STEM Inspired Learning at the DuPage Children’s Museum

Are you a bit burned out by play spaces? Then help your child take exploration up a notch by engaging in STEM inspired play at the DuPage Children’s Museum. It is one of the only places I have found that addresses all elements of STEM learning in a fun way for even the littlest of […]

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 […]