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Live it up on the lake this summer! more

Jun 7, 2017 6:53 PM Outdoor Fun

Awesome new light displays and some returning favorites make Brookfield a holiday wonderland. more

Dec 30, 2015 4:55 PM Nature

There is a new addition to the dolphin family at Brookfield Zoo. Allie, a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin, gave birth to a female calf on Aug. 2 around 11 a.m. At 3 feet long, the calf weighs 40 pounds and appears to be healthy and strong. more

Aug 7, 2013 1:08 PM Chicago Parent Archives

This summer, Lincoln Park Zoo is beginning construction on a new project for that will include new animals, adventures and amenities. more

Jun 26, 2013 1:52 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Summer means the return of many things…like bee stings and mosquito bites. But the influx of insects doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Just look at Chicago Botanic Garden, where the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit shines a light on some beautiful bugs. more

May 24, 2013 11:53 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Traveling zoo keeper brings exotic animals to children more

Apr 2, 2012 4:02 PM PLAY

Dave DiNaso isn't trying to make you a reptile lover, just make you think twice before you take a shovel to that snake in your garden. more

Feb 23, 2012 11:24 AM Chicago Parent Archives