Italian Cultural Center
Stone Park, Ill.
Cost: $3 per person for museum tours
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Kids can learn about Columbus, Balbo and other explorers here. There's also an art gallery on the second floor, a model of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and an exhibit on Italians in Chicago. Located nearby at 3800 Division St. is the Italian-American War Veterans Museum.