Far East in the Midwest
The impressive show put on this past summer at the Olympics in Beijing placed China front and center in the world spotlight.
Shiver your timbers
Ahoy, me mateys! (That’s pirate speak for ‘hey there, folks.’) Your kids have always wanted to be a pirate,
Do your kids like to spend time outside and dig in the dirt? Most of our little ones are natural-born gardeners.
Go fly a plane
Some kids (and parents) spend their afternoons and weekends on the couch playing a flight simulator game.
Spring is for the birds
That first robin is a sure sign spring has arrived.
A cold-blooded look at animals
Got a reptile lover around the house? These hands-on events let your kids get their fill of all things that slither
Journey back to the Civil War
Step back in time with a visit to Naper Settlement’s Civil War Days, where more than 300 re-enactors will re-create
Learn from the masters
Encourage your child’s inner Picasso or Kahlo this spring by checking out the creative classes and workshops
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Holocaust museum for next generation
Written on the carpet, the phrase "are you an upstander?" greets visitors as they enter the youth exhibition at the new
Chicago’s chocolate heaven
Chocolate’s history traces back thousands of years. And although Chicago’s history with chocolate doesn’t travel back
Families can build together
If your family is interested in building and design, visit the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Family Studio Sundays.
Shakespeare for girls only
Once upon a time, Shakespeare performances were boys-only affairs. But since spring 2004, The Viola Project has been
Unleash your imagination through improv
If your child is ready to channel her inner comedian, spend an afternoon at comedy-sportz4kids in Chicago
What’s all that racquet?
Move over, soccer: There’s a new game in town! Lacrosse is a fast-moving contact team sport that has gained popularity
Be a great soccer parent
It’s common to hear fans on the sidelines screaming instructions or slamming the ref. You’d probably shrug it off—
Check out the view from two wheels
When it comes to teaching kids about biking safely, remember that actions speak louder than words.
Help scientists blitz the Dunes
For a chance to help the environment and enjoy the great outdoors with your family, head to the Indiana Dunes
Yoga: a natural activity for kids
Kids are naturals when it comes to yoga: Ask them to stand tall like a tree, slither like a snake or curl up like a kitty,
Center makes art affordable for families
A new community arts center in Humboldt Park will make arts programs affordable while also celebrating the area’s diversity.
From cars to dinos in Indy
Indiana is home to auto racing and Hoosier Hysteria, but there’s an even better reason to take kids there:
Milwaukee offers lots for families
Milwaukee is one of those cities that is perfect for people who don’t really like vacationing in cities.
Chocolate lovers unite
It’s no secret what you will expect to find in Hershey, Pa.—the name of the town gives it all away.
Holland: Visit without a visa
If you want to catch a glimpse of Europe in just a weekend, Holland, Mich., is a must-see this spring.
Beer the whole family can enjoy
Most parents don’t make a practice of blending children and beer in the same activity.
Spring 2009 Going Places
The new edition of Going Places will be available in hard copy beginning the week of March 16.