Watch a baby giraffe play at Brookfield Zoo [Video and slideshow]
12:24 PM - April 16
There's nothing cuter than a 5-month-old giraffe playing outside for the first time.
Chicago Parent at ReptileFest 2013 [Slideshow]
1:15 PM - April 15
We had a blast at this weekend's ReptileFest learning all about snakes, turtles and more.
Kid-friendly gardening ideas in Chicago
4:08 PM - April 3
We may not have big yards, but there are still plenty of great gardening resources for Chicago families.
Brookfield Zoo's Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit brings the prehistoric to life
11:24 AM - April 1
New exhibit uses interactive elements to help kids understand the links between prehistoric creatures and animals of today.
Weekend nature hike for the whole family
4:39 PM - August 27
Hike and Seek gives families a full day outdoors.
Brookfield Zoo veterinarian travels to Colombia for elephant operation
12:22 PM - August 23
Local vet travels to Latin America to help a superstar elephant heal.
Unusual farmers market finds in Chicago and the burbs
12:22 PM - August 2
Fresh from foodie Emily Paster, three farmers market treats you might not have tried before, but should.
'Xtreme' Bugs invade Brookfield Zoo
5:11 PM - May 23
Hang with the insects... and the giraffes and rhinos and apes. The Brookfield Zoo's "Xtreme Bugs" features real and animatronic creepy crawlies through Sept. 7. In addition to real bugs, the Zoo will feature 130 larger than life sculptures, with 22 that move. You'll feel like your in some sci-fi "bugs take over the world" movie.
U-Pick farms in Northern Illinois
2:17 PM - May 21
You and your family can pick anything from strawberries to tomatoes to, of course, apples in many U-Pick sites near Chicago.
Children's planting garden at Chicago Botanic Garden
1:58 PM - May 21
Chicago Botanic Gardens opens it's new Growing Garden this summer - dedicated space where children can plant and later come back to see how their contribution to the garden is growing.