Navigating pop stardom
June 26, 2012
As Radio Disney's N.B.T. On Tour kicks off in Chicagoland, Shealeigh's mom talks about the journey and what is ahead.
Dralion juggler talks about growing up in the circus
June 18, 2012
We sat down for a short video interview with Dralion juggler Vladik Miagkostupov, who grew up with circus performer parents and now has a child himself.
Alan Alda on science
June 14, 2012
A few months go, actor (and frustrated scientist) Alan Alda sent out a challenge to scientists from all over the world to answer the question, "What is a flame?" in video form. More than 800 videos were submitted. Here's an interview with Alda and the winning scientist.
A talk with the stars of Disney's "Let It Shine"
June 7, 2012
Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones and Trevor Jackson stopped by Chicago for the local premier of the new Disney Movie, "Let It Shine." ChicagoParent.com's intrepid reporters, Dixon and Delaney, took the opportunity to ask them a few questions that were on their minds... like, Is Coco now a cast member of "So Random"?
Kerry Wood's new book, All You Can Be, teaches kids how to achieve their dreams
May 31, 2012
Kerry Wood, along with writer Carrie Muskat, has put out a new book about achieving dreams. Wood outlines seven life lessons for learning how to do your best.
Behind the scenes at the Field Museum in Chicago
May 22, 2012
A slide show of short, fascinating video of some of the specimens that will never make it out onto the Field's display floor - but that might be crucial to a discovery 500 years from now. Click through and enjoy.
MSI wants you to ask, “What's in my food?”
May 16, 2012
A new interactive online game from the Museum of Science and Industry gives people some insight into what additives are in foods we eat every day. And it sparks the question, "Should we be eating these?"
Science and Industry WILL be open during NATO Summit
May 16, 2012
We've heard a lot about the closures of the four museums near McCormick Place and the Michigan Avenue hotels, but the Museum of Science and Industry wants you to know that it will be open. And they're giving you a two for one NATO Weekend deal.
Shedd, Art Institute and Adler to close for 3 days during NATO summit
May 10, 2012
After considering parking and security issues, three of Chicago's downtown museums will be closing the entire weekend during the NATO summit, Saturday - Monday, May 19-21.
20 Best Book Apps for Kids
May 7, 2012
Common Sense Media, the organization that tests and rates every type of media your child might encounter, has published their latest "Best Book Apps for Kids." The books include a multiple telling of Dracula, a fun and interactive Cat in the Hat, and a participatory Nancy Drew.