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Best Upcoming Exhibits For Kids Around Chicago

Learning about animals, captaining a boat, sing a longs, nature hikes, and aerial magic can offer children a summer of discovery and memories they will never forget.


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Best Free Summer Activities For Kids In Chicago

As the days are heating up and growing longer, you’ll want to keep the little ones entertained this summer – here’s how to do exactly that, and without breaking the bank.



Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July


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Elevator Fire At Navy Pier Briefly Closes Children’s Museum

No evacuations of Navy Pier were required, but Fire Media said the patrons of the Children’s Museum conducted an orderly voluntary departure, and that facility was temporarily closed to allow ventilation of smoke.


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Best Bad Weather Activities For Kids In Chicago

Whether you’re looking for your child to exert energy or something to help stimulate their minds, the weather doesn’t always have to be a factor in choosing your next outing with the little ones.



Best Permanent Exhibits In Chicago

Chicago has many wonderful permanent exhibits in its museums. Individuals and families can experience the cultural diversity of Chicago and also have excellent learning experiences by visiting the permanent exhibits.



Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month 2013 In Chicago

Among the many wonderful ways to celebrate African American culture and history this month, these noteworthy events are great options to consider.


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Best Family-Friendly New Year’s Parties In Chicago

New Year’s doesn’t necessarily strike people as being a family-friendly holiday in Chicago. However, there are many kid-friendly events that are perfect for youth of all ages.


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Mayor Won’t Say If Incentives Given To Keep Children’s Museum At Navy Pier

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has welcomed word that the Chicago Children’s Museum has signed a new lease with Navy Pier, keeping it there through this century, but his office isn’t providing many details of the lease.

WBBM Newsradio–10/30/2012

Autumn Wright and her older sister Tierney are looking forward to spring break and their parents are looking for fun ways they can spend their free time without spending a lot of money. (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Saving Money On Spring Break

The next three weeks kick off spring break for hundreds of thousands of students all over the Chicago area. So on Thursday, the Wright family, like many families in the area, is looking for something to do, without spending a lot of money.

CBS 2–03/22/2012

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Special Deals Abound In Chicago This Leap Day

It’s that day that only comes once every four years, when women are purportedly supposed to propose to men, and when full-grown adults who are actually 28 years old get to celebrate their 7th birthdays.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

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Big Plans For Grant Park’s Daley Bicentennial Plaza

The Richard J. Daley Bicentennial Plaza in the northeast corner of Grant Park is about to get a facelift.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

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Children’s Museum Won’t Be Coming To Grant Park

Three years after it generated shouting matches and power struggles in City Hall, the plan to move the Chicago Children’s Museum to Grant Park has been declared dead by one official.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

This artist rendering shows what Navy Pier could look like with proposed upgrades. (MPEA)

Navy Pier Upgrades To Target Year-Round Visitors

Renovations and upgrades at Navy Pier have been under discussion for years, and now, a plan is set to be released.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

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Children’s Museum May Never Come To Grant Park

It appears the fight over moving the Chicago Children’s Museum to the northeast corner of Grant Park might be over.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011

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Could Children’s Museum Stay At Navy Pier?

Will the Chicago Children’s Museum stay at Navy Pier, or will it go? According to reports Wednesday, the answer seems to be a definite “maybe.”

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011