The month of March is filled with leprechauns and pots of gold. Even if you're not Irish, the Chicago area has hidden gems to discover without finding the end of a rainbow.
The Burpee Museum is a small-scale natural history museum worth the trip to Rockford, especially for young dinosaur enthusiasts. Here you'll find some of the oldest rocks and bones in Illinois, all in a very "touchable" kid-friendly atmosphere
Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford