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March 2012

Bust a myth with MythBusters

Do you get wetter if you walk in the rain or if you run? Can you really dodge a bullet? Now's your chance to bust some myths at the Museum of Science and Industry's new exhibit.

Recycled robots

Clean out your junk drawers. Make some robots.

From the runway to your closet

Meredith Sinclair has tips for spring styles - direct from the runway of New York Fashion Week.

Junior Archaeology at Oriental Institute

At Junior Archaeologists, families with kids 5 and up will be assigned different trenches that correspond to the eras the museum covers, from pre-history until about 500 B.C. Then they'll get to dig, using authentic archaeological tools, and discover replicas of actual artifacts found in Megiddo, a site in ancient Israel, including items from Egypt, Mesopotamia and Persia.

Adler After Dark

The third Thursday of every month the Adler Planetarium stays open late - but only for grownups. Meredith Sinclair thinks this is a great event for ditching your kids and going on a date.

A Second City show just for kids

Your kids get to shout out suggestions for the improvisers every Saturday morning.

Happy Birthday Chicago!

Chicago History Museum's celebration includes live entertainment and free admission to the museum to soak up history dating back to the wild onion days.

Reptile Rampage at Wildlife Discovery Center

Stop by Reptile Rampage to meet more than 150 animals, including rattlesnakes, crocodilians and tortoises.

Celebrate St. Patrick at the Irish American Heritage Center

Head to the St. Patrick’s Festival, where there’s kid-appropriate music, high-stepping dance, food and children’s activities.

Rock on at Lizzadro Lapidary

A new class at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art gives an introduction to rocks and minerals, including how to make a basic mineral test kit and how to identify types of rock.
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