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Istvan and His Imaginary Band rocking out all summer with Chicago families

What originally started as a sock puppet performance turned into something bigger than Istvan Janos ever imagined. As the lead singer of "Istvan and His Imaginary Band," a children's rock band, he and the band love performing in front of an honest and enthusiastic audience. Read...

 

Nine-year-old Asean Johnson speaks out against Chicago Public Schools closings

Asean Johnson, whose school has since been spared, brings a rally crowd to its feet during a speech about the potential school closings.  Read...

 

Young artist's work on display at Chicago Children's Museum

Jemma Jacobsen of Hammond, Ind., helped the Chicago Children's Museum decorate their new exhibit, Ready, Pet, Go! We asked her about her role in the exhibit. Read...

 

Adler Planetarium celebrates summer and science with 100 Days of Wonder

Keeping kids learning during the summer can be a challenge, but the planetarium has developed a new program to help parents explore and enjoy science with their children.  Read...

 

Stress and resilience in children of deployed parents drive two new studies

This is the first time objective evidence, in conjunction with psychological interviews, can teach us about risk factors and resilience.  Read...

 

Adler opens renovated Cafe Galileo's with revamped, healthier menu

Adler's renovated cafe features outdoor seating and fresh options, just in time for summer planetarium visits.  Read...

 

Shedd Aquarium opens new outdoor Stingray Touch exhibit

Families can reach out and touch rays as they glide through an outdoor pool in Shedd's newest seasonal exhibit. Read...

 

Children's Book Week: Favorite books of our staff and readers

In honor of Children's Book Week, we asked around the office and on Facebook to find out what our staff and reader's favorite books were growing up.  Read...

 

Cosmic Wonder launches families from Chicago's Adler Planetarium into outer space

In Adler's new live show, visitors feel like they're floating through space dust.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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