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Lila Newman spends her days in the dark abyss of a coal mine as a tour guide for the Museum of Science and Industry. We sat down for a Q&A with this Chicagoan. more

Sep 7, 2010 1:00 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

Lincoln Park's new Cookie Bar is the perfect spot for an after-school, after-theater or after-zoo pick-me-up. more

Jun 22, 2010 10:12 AM General Parenting

Hankering for some old-school fun? Bowling and bocce ball are the perfect solution a rainy weekend afternoon. more

Jun 21, 2010 4:22 PM General Parenting

After four months behind a privacy wall, the Shedd Aquarium's baby beluga says hi to the world above water. more

Apr 21, 2010 3:35 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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

This museum has always been a winner, but now its creative energy has been set loose in a new facility with stunning results. more

Mar 25, 2010 1:08 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Think your kids won't come within 15 feet of raw fish? Think again. Sushi can be a family treat. more

Mar 3, 2010 1:57 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Chef James Gottwald offers Cook It! Classes, during which you and your kids chop, measure and mix. more

Mar 3, 2010 12:43 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The Field Museum's newest exhibit features a preserved baby mammoth named Lyuba, life-sized depictions of early human life, and a "name that poop" game perfect for kids. more

Mar 3, 2010 11:47 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Dinosaurs. Sock monkeys. Sports arenas. Water parks. Swedish pancakes. All this awaits you in Rockford, less than two hours from Chicago. more

Mar 3, 2010 11:11 AM Chicago Parent Archives

Sports? Check. Cheese fries? Check. Video games? Check. ESPN Zone is a boy's heaven. more

Feb 24, 2010 3:50 PM General Parenting

The Chicago Mart Plaza's Candyality Family Golden Ticket package is the sweetest way to bust the winter blues. more

Jan 25, 2010 11:43 PM General Parenting

Nurture the artist within your child by setting off to explore the art treasures of Chicago. more

Jan 25, 2010 10:59 PM General Parenting

Who says learning has to stop at the classroom? With these field trips, kids learn real-world lessons that complement their in-school education. more

Jan 13, 2010 11:52 AM Chicago Parent Archives

I had never associated Donald Trump with “family friendly,” but 24 hours in Chicago’s new Trump Hotel changed my mind. more

Nov 9, 2009 11:47 AM Chicago Parent Archives