Five Reasons Why All Chicago Families Should Take a Road Trip to Milwaukee

As wonderful as Chicago and its suburbs are, sometimes it’s great to just get away for a bit. But when you have small kids who don’t do well in the car, your options are pretty limited. That’s why I am reminding you that there is a gem of a city located right over the border…Milwaukee! […]

Spring Break in Chicagoland on a Budget

So, let’s get honest for a second. It really sucks to scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feeds and see everyone out enjoying Spring Break on a beach while you are stuck in dreary Chicago over Spring Break. Maybe this is when someone will tell you to stop comparing yourself to other people on the […]

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 […]

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum–An Insider’s Guide

Why in the world would you need to go to a museum to appreciate nature? Well, when you live in an area as unique as Chicago, there is so much to learn and appreciate about the most prominent city in the Midwest. And the perfect place to learn? The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! Located near […]

History Class at the Chicago History Museum

Looking for a fun and interactive way to teach your little ones about our amazing city? Then look no further than The Chicago History Museum. Spend an hour or two at the museum, learning about the sights, smells, culture, and important events that make Chicago the unique city that it is. My boys loved spending […]

Tot Heaven: The Exploratorium

Looking for a fun way to spend a couple hours with active tots? Then head over to the Skokie Park District’s Exploratorium and enjoy all of the fun there is to offer! Fun on a Small Scale One of the reasons I prefer the Exploratorium over places like the Chicago Children’s Museum, Kohl Children’s Museum, […]

Best Museum for Kids: The Museum of Science and Industry

  As someone who has grown up in Chicagoland, I have been lucky enough to visit these impressive museums numerous times.  I have some great photos of me in pigtails standing in front of the gorgeous marble buildings with friends, excited to explore everything these resources had to offer.  But here’s the thing…taking a trip […]