All posts by Bob Cushman

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More

The North Pole Holiday Spectacular

The North Pole Holiday Spectacular The magic of Santa and the North Pole lands at Schaumburg Park District’s “The North Pole Holiday Spectacular.” “The North Pole Holiday Spectacular,” sponsored by Amita Health, is set for 1-3:30 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Community Recreation... Read More