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Train-tripping: Westward, ho! to Naperville and Lisle

A Metra trip to Naperville and Lisle is scalable: All-day, if you include stops at the DuPage Children's Museum, Naper Settlement and Museum at Lisle Station Park. Shorter, if you cut one or two of those destinations out.

Go nose-to-nose with bears at Brookfield Zoo’s new exhibit

The Brookfield Zoo's new Great Bear Wilderness puts you nose-to-nose, nose-to-beak, nose-to-snout, and nose-to-whatever-bison-have with North America's most iconic creatures.

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Oak Lawn Children’s Museum shines in new space

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

Halloween the kid-friendly way

Ghouls, goblins … and scarecrows? At the 24th St. Charles Scarecrow Festival, you and your kids can get your hands on some straw and create your own scarecrow.

Fab finds at the fairgrounds

With today’s economy, visiting flea markets and garage sales has become a great way to find deals.

Mayor’s Office of Special Events

Celebrate with the whole city!  There are many events during the month of October.  Join Chicago Parent
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