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March 2012

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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. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

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Photos by Caitlin Murray Giles

Clean out your junk drawers. Make some robots. Read more

General Parenting

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

General Parenting

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. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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

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

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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. Read more

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Your child can pretend to be a circus performer at Circus Zirkus - now live at Chicago Children's Museum. Read more

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Children today are exposed to more graphic sexual images and innuendos at a much younger age, making it more important than ever that they learn the facts correctly. Research overwhelming shows that, despite their vehement eye-rolling, kids want and need that information to come from their parents. Read more

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Although animal fostering isn't for everybody, many families are finding that taking in a pet for a short-term commitment until a permanent home can be found is rewarding. Read more

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As parents, we naturally assume our children will be just like us. But what happens when your personality is at odds with your child's, especially when they hit the tween years, which bring their own challenges? Read more

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There's a whole nother world under Chicago's Loop. Take a Pedway tour to learn more about it. Read more

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J. Geil/Chicago Parent

Science, technology, engineering and math—STEM—are the four formidable subjects the state of Illinois and the rest of the country need to seriously shore up if the United States is going to compete on the worldwide economic scene. Read more

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Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents this introduction to the Bard. The 75-minute version gets down to the essence of The Taming of the Shrew, with language that's a little more accessible. Read more

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It's not just a bookstore. Non-profit Open Books is actively teaching kids and adults how to read. Read more

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A review of State Street's Magnolia Bakery. Read more

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