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The park offers fun options for the whole family. more

Aug 15, 2017 9:31 AM Outdoor Fun

Toddlers need fun places to release some energy, especially during the winter. more

Jan 30, 2015 3:07 PM Indoor Fun


Elizabeth Diffin

This firehouse-themed play place is perfect for the little firefighters in your family. more

May 28, 2013 12:30 PM Chicago Parent Archives


Legoland Discovery Center

After putting a new theme to vote in January, Legoland will open its first Star Wars miniland on March 8. more

Feb 19, 2013 2:11 PM Chicago Parent Archives

You no longer need to struggle to find safe treats for your kids with allergies. more

Nov 5, 2012 10:44 AM Sweet Treats

Choo-choo ambiance with food on a healthier track has two Chicagoland locations. more

Oct 26, 2012 12:32 PM Restaurant Picks

This beats backyard trampolines big time. more

Dec 7, 2011 1:38 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Volo Auto Museum's exhibits go well beyond its name. In addition to cars of all shapes and styles dominate, visitors will find Hollywood memorabilia, military history and ample space to run and play. more

Sep 6, 2010 10:58 AM Museums

Congratulations to our winners: Ann Luban, Bella, Cheryl, Dezi, Julie Horras, Super Mommy and Theresa. more

Apr 16, 2010 3:13 PM Chicago Parent Archives

A pair of rare auburn chickens, two of only about 300 in the world, were born at Kohl's Children's Museum last weekend. more

Apr 15, 2010 11:52 AM Chicago Parent Archives

A new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie traces the journey of the monkey’s creators, Margret and H.A. Rey as they fled the Nazis in 1940. more

Mar 25, 2010 2:18 PM General Parenting

During a visit for the 2008 summer Olympics, Gertie, 13, of Winnetka, encountered the story of Dr. Ho Feng Shan, who is credited with saving thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Gertie decided to turn her bat mitzvah into a research project on Ho. more

Jan 4, 2010 3:10 PM General Parenting

As part of our ongoing video series, "10 Free things to do with your kids this summer," Chicago Parent headed out to the Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie. more

Oct 9, 2009 5:07 PM Chicago Parent Archives

As part of our ongoing video series, "10 Free things to do with your kids this summer," Chicago Parent headed out to the Living Sea Aquarium in Park Ridge, Ill. We got up close and personal with critters -- and we recommend you do too! more

Oct 9, 2009 3:33 PM Chicago Parent Archives