Sleep under the stars. Sleep under the Skyscrapers at
the Lincoln Park Zoo is designed for families with kids
5-12. Participants pitch their tents and enjoy dinner before
exploring the zoo and Nature Boardwalk at night. Other highlights
include a campfire, s'mores, stories from zoo staff and a movie
before bed. You can choose to attend the evening activities only or
sleep overnight. This year's program dates are June 29-30, July
20-21, Aug. 3-4 and 17-18. Visit lpzoo.org to register.
Similarly, the Chicago Botanic Garden offers
its popular Family Campout July 28. The event
includes nature games, a hike and s'mores. Visit chicagobotanic.org for details.