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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.

African fest offers worldly view

Chicago is full of culture, but you don’t have to be all grown up to appreciate and experience it.

Fab finds at the fairgrounds

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

History unwrapped at mummy museums

Unwrap the mysteries of ancient Egypt by setting off to discover some of Chicago’s very own mummies.

Steps to the presidency

Teach your kids a little bit about history in the making by tracing the hometown roots of President Barack Obama.

Eating around the world in Chicago

If you’re tired of the old standbys of pizza and burger joints, try taking your family on an ethnic adventure by visiting some of Chicago’s restaurants, which represent just about every ethnic group.

Night at the museum, Chicago-style

If your kids have watched the two "Night at the Museum" movies, they may be interested in having their own overnight experience at a local museum.

Visit history in Michigan

Eight days by stage coach from Chicago–or these days just five hours by the trusted family Ford–lands

American dream in crisis

Switching schools, household overcrowding as family and friends pool resources and crumbling social support systems are other pitfalls threatening to swallow up children who have lost their homes in the foreclosure crisis, which promises to get worse before it gets better.

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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