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Chicago museums’ best online tours

While there's no substitute for a day (or night) at the museum, you can experience much of our world-class city from your computer. So...

5 hidden treasures at the Field Museum

With more than 23 million specimens in its collection, the Field Museum is the gift that keeps on giving. We hear there's a collection...

Orland Park dad bring history – and the holidays – to life

Terry Lynch's teenage children groan when they visit a historical site while traveling with their dad. A recent visit to the St. Louis...

Celebrate Mexico in Pilsen, Chicago’s Mexican-American mecca

The bright, spacious exhibit halls of Museum of Mexican-American Art spills out into the streets of surrounding Pilsen, where Mexican culture comes to life.

Chicago’s Last Elephant Leaves Brookfield Zoo

Chicago is without an elephant for the first time in more than 75 years.

Batmobile, ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car among automotive treasures at Volo Auto Museum

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.

Air Zoo so much more than hot air

The Air Zoo, less than three hours from downtown Chicago, combines the thrilling history of air and space travel with fun amusement rides. A win all around.

Chicago’s quirkiest museum finds

Sure, Sue the T-Rex is awesome, but digging below the surface of Chicago's museums yields some pretty quirky items. From a naked man...

20 can’t-miss iconic locations in Chicago

Pack up the kids, diaper bags and sippy cups and head to Chicago's most famous family-friendly hotspots. The Field Museum Dig for dino bones and learn...

KidsWork has child-size fun

The first thing you notice when you walk into the new KidsWork Childrens Museum is how open and bright it is.
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