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Field Museum

From dinosaurs and mummies to exclusive special exhibitions, you’ll never run out of things to explore at The Field Museum! The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture. Read More

Chicago Children’s Museum

Create your won experience with the many ways to play. Each exhibit has something to offer even the youngest visitors. Hours Every Day: 10 am-5 pm Thursday: 10 am-8 pm (Play Late Thursdays 4-8 pm) Member Mornings (for Chicago Children’s Museum members only): Friday-Sunday 9-10 am Special Hours Early closings: January 24... Read More

Dunn Museum

Entertain your brain at this museum featuring interactive exhibits on Lake County history, and the history of picture postcards. Special rotating exhibits on pop culture, history and art are also featured year round. Summer Camps Enjoy adventures in nature, art, fishing, history and much more. Our Summer Camps are... Read More

The Civil War Museum

Through life-size dioramas and interactive exhibits, the museum explores the personal stories of the people of the upper middle west before, during and after the Civil War. Centered in the main exhibit, Seeing the Elephant, the high tech 360-degree digital movie experience, thrusts viewers into the middle of a... Read More

Burpee Museum of Natural History

Explore the natural world. Dinosaurs, rocks and minerals, Native American cultures, and a fossil prep viewing lab-visit us today! Burpee Museum has four floors of modern exhibits. Exhibits are specimen based, with strong interactive and educational components. The first floor is dedicated to paleontology; take a walk through time... Read More

Chicago History Museum

Make it a historic holiday with a Chicago History Museum gift membership! Members of the Chicago History Museum enjoy unlimited access to the Museum, Research Center, all special exhibitions, invitations to member-events, discounts on tours, programs, the Museum Store and North & Clark Café, plus much more! All gift... Read More

Dinosaur Discovery Museum

See the largest collection of meat-eating theropods – all in one gallery! This is the only museum to exclusively focus on the link between meat-eating dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex and modern day birds. Life-scale replicas were created from actual dinosaur fossil bones. See some of the real bones in... Read More

Where Do Insects Go in the Winter?

Where Do Insects Go in the Winter? Editor’s note: This article by Allison Frederick, public affairs assistant manager, is reprinted from the current issue of “Horizons,” the quarterly publication of the Lake County Forest Preserves. In the colder months, creatures that are commonplace during the Midwestern summer are often... Read More

Camp New Hope

Camp New Hope’s Summer Camp Program is an overnight week-long summer camp experience. Camp is available for campers aged 8 years old and older.  Camp weeks are offered throughout June and July (with two weeks of day camp this summer), each with a special theme, special guest performances, and... Read More

Camp Red Kite Special Needs Camp

The Red Kite Project creates theatrical adventures and dynamic learning experiences for children on the autism spectrum.  Red Kite is a branch of Chicago Children’s Theatre and was the brainchild of CCT’s artistic director Jacqueline Russell as part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to serving children with special needs, especially autism. Read More

Partners for Progress, NFP

A therapeutic riding center, providing horse-based therapy using clinical interventions for functional life gain to individuals with physical, mental, & emotional challenges. Therapeutic horseback riding is a very powerful tool. Normal movement is needed for learning as well as improving physical function. The dimensional movement of the horse provides... Read More

Wheeling Park District

Outstanding programs for children: Tiny Tots 1-2 years, Lil’ Campers 3-5 years, Adventure Camp Grades K-6, Art Camp Grades K-6, Sports Camp Grades 2-7, Theater Camp Grades 2-8, Dance Camp 6-12 years, Travelin’ Teen Camp Grades 6-9, Counselor in Training Grades 6-9. We have an excellent reputation for providing... Read More

Naperville Park District

Naperville Park District summer camps offer a variety of fun experiences for kids from preschool-high school and fit almost any scheduling need. With camps in 20+ locations throughout the community, parents can choose from traditional day camps and special interest camps to plan a memorable summer for their kids.... Read More

One Strange Bird

Enrich your child’s summer with creative weekly summer camps.  We offer unique art camps programed by fun weekly themes.   From amazing animals to exploring art around the world, we have something for each child’s interest. Your child will explore a variety of mediums such as clay, painting, mixed... Read More

North Shore Art League Summer Art Camp

The North Shore Art League offers an exciting array of classes and workshops, all tailored to your interests and ability levels. Our classes are taught by professional artists and teachers who provide high quality instruction in a variety of media and materials. Find the class that is right for... Read More

Facets Kids Film Camp

Make a film this summer. Celebrating camp’s 26th year! Kids and teens ages 7–14 explore the exciting world of film with fun activities, creative learning, and team building exercises. In this weeklong intro to the art of film, campers work together to make an original short film and get... Read More

Science & Arts Academy

As a day camp leader in the community for over 20 years, Summer Adventures in Learning combines enrichment programming, physical education, and waterpark trips into a unique summer camp experience for 3-year-olds through children entering 8th grade. Hosted on the campus of Science & Arts Academy in Des Plaines,... Read More

Camp Anokijig

New friends, positive values, personal growth, great adventures, and OUTRAGEOUS FUN are the foundations of the Camp Anokijig experience! Since 1926, this Southeastern Wisconsin summer camp has provided a picturesque landscape for unforgettable childhood memories. Nestled within the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest, near Plymouth, WI, Camp... Read More

Frosty Fest – A Winter Wonderland

Frosty Fest 2020 – Bittersweet Golf Course On Saturday, Jan. 11, Bittersweet Golf Course will turn into a winter wonderland for Frosty Fest. This free community event will help festivalgoers embrace winter by meeting a dog sled team, enjoying interactive ice demonstrations and sculptures, taking horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding,... Read More

Is my child too sick to go to school?

Many parents have a hard time deciding if their kids are well enough to go to school. After all, what well-intentioned parent hasn’t sent a child off with tissues in hand, only to get that mid-morning “come get your child” phone call? But making the right decision isn’t as... Read More

Lego Train Show at Cantigny Park (2019)

Just what type of creations will be part of this weekend’s Lego Train Show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton is a secret, held tightly under wraps. “People kind of bring out the best of the best,” said Jamie LeBlanc, president of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club, referring to... Read More