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The Forge: Lemont Quarries Opens as Largest Outdoor Adventure Park in North America

There will be something for all ages and abilities, owners promise.

7 Ways Chicago Families Can Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate the beauty of the nature ... indoors!

5 ways to make the most of Lake Michigan

Live it up on the lake this summer!

5 musts at Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic

Awesome new light displays and some returning favorites make Brookfield a holiday wonderland.

Baby dolphin born, then dies at Brookfield Zoo

There is a new addition to the dolphin family at Brookfield Zoo. Allie, a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin, gave birth to a female calf on Aug. 2 around 11 a.m. At 3 feet long, the calf weighs 40 pounds and appears to be healthy and strong.

New Monkey Habitat and Train Adventure Coming to Lincoln Park Zoo

This summer, Lincoln Park Zoo is beginning construction on a new project for that will include new animals, adventures and amenities.

Chicago Botanic Garden hosts exhibit about beautiful bugs

Summer means the return of many things…like bee stings and mosquito bites. But the influx of insects doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Just look at Chicago Botanic Garden, where the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit shines a light on some beautiful bugs.

Scales & Tales Travelling Zoo

Traveling zoo keeper brings exotic animals to children

Psssst! Like spiders and snakes?

Dave DiNaso isn't trying to make you a reptile lover, just make you think twice before you take a shovel to that snake in your garden.
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