Outdoor & nature

Jose "Jay" Polanco-Webb

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Five easy ways to discover what makes your child the happiest. Read more

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Live it up on the lake this summer! Read more

Outdoor Fun

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


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. Read more

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

Chicago Parent Archives

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. Read more

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Traveling zoo keeper brings exotic animals to children Read more


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. Read more

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