Alaina Buzas

Shedd Aquarium’s Penguin Encounter great for a Chicago date

Looking for a fun afternoon out with your spouse? The Shedd Aquarium's Penguin Encounter is a great place to ditch the kids.

Evanston hotspot Found offers parents an eclectic date night

Come with an empty stomach and an open mind, and you'll have a great night out.

A guide to a New Orleans vacation for families

New Orleans is more than Bourbon Street and beads. Check out how to make a great family vacation out of a trip to the Big Easy.

8 must-sees in the Museum of Science and Industry’s 80 at 80 exhibit

When something is invented, it's not the end of the story. It's the just beginning. That's what Kathleen McCarthy, Director of Collections...

Nature on Tap series a great escape for Chicago parents

Ditch the kids for some adult-only fun at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Nature on Tap, a new series at the museum, provides an escape from diapers and homework one evening a month.

Nine-year-old Asean Johnson speaks out against Chicago Public Schools closings

Asean Johnson, whose school has since been spared, brings a rally crowd to its feet during a speech about the potential school closings.

Adler opens renovated Cafe Galileo’s with revamped, healthier menu

Adler's renovated cafe features outdoor seating and fresh options, just in time for summer planetarium visits.

Shedd Aquarium opens new outdoor Stingray Touch exhibit

Families can reach out and touch rays as they glide through an outdoor pool in Shedd's newest seasonal exhibit.

Cosmic Wonder launches families from Chicago’s Adler Planetarium into outer space

In Adler's new live show, visitors feel like they're floating through space dust.

Last minute gift ideas for Chicago moms this Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is this weekend and if we know our readers at all, we bet there are a few procrastinators out there. Especially...

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