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Seven Family Friendly Ways to Step into Spring in Chicago

Spring in Chicago

Spring has officially sprung in the city! Chicago is in bloom and it's time to get outside and play! Get a head start on spring with these seven family-friendly ways to step into spring in Chicago.

Chicago's Kids and Kites Festival Returns!

Kids & Kites Festival

Every spring, kids in Chicago step out into the sunshine and embrace the wind at the Chicago Kids & Kites Festival, an annual tradition established by our former mayor and kite enthusiast, Richard M. Daley. This year marks the 16th annual festival, and will be held on Saturday, May 3 at Cricket Hill in Montrose Harbor, from 10am - 4pm. Arrive early: 5,000 free kite kits will be gifted the first 5,000 children!

Weekend Alert: April 11-13

Bean Skyline

Happy weekend, Chicago - and a warm one at that! We're talking (dare we say) 70 degrees this weekend, and all of Chicago couldn't be more ready to kick off those winter boots and get to dancing. And shopping. And Easter Egg hunting. And all of the things that are about to make this Chicago weekend so wonderful.

Millennium Park – Your Spring and Summer Guide to the Park (Part One)

Millennium Park
Believe it or not, the ice skating rink at Millennium Park is melting and the colorful shade umbrellas are going up in its place for the Park Grill outdoor seating area. Spring has sprung, and from the winter we had in Chicago, I think most of us assumed the ice skating rink was going to be up till the end of June. As we transition from winter to spring, Millennium Park will also make the transition of winter wonderland to a hot spot for concerts, festivals, and art events. Let's dive into

Four Family Friendly Easter Brunches

Easter Brunch stock

Looking for a decadent yet kid-friendly restaurant to celebrate Easter with a delicious brunch? Here are four options for family-friendly Easter brunches in Chicago.

Robots are Invading Chicago! Robot Block Party at the Museum of Science and Industry

MSI Robots

Remember Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons? I still sometimes dream that she'll ring our doorbell and offer to take over as our housekeeper. And while she has yet to come over, you can catch her amazing friends at the Museum of Science and Industry on April 5 - 13, for the first annual Robot Block Party in honor of National Robotics Week 2014.

An Insider's Guide To Four Lesser Known Cultural Gems In Chicago

Pritzker Military Library

Many people frequent the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry, but what about a museum that's purpose is to highlight to the advancements in the history of surgery? Or maybe even a museum that hosts the nations only Broadcast Radio Hall of Fame? There are some truly great museums and exhibits that fly under the radar in this wonderful city, but let's put them back on your radar.

Enjoy Art with Baby in Tow: Stroller Tours at Chicago Museums

Strollers Chicago

Attention all parents of buggy-lovin' babies: you can officially return to Chicago museums - with baby in tow! Three of the city's best museums now offer programming for parents with babies in strollers. Stroller tours are guided gallery and outdoor walks that welcome parents and babies. And no worries if you've got a cranky baby on your hands or need to make a diaper change pit stop - everyone's on the same page of the parenting book!

Spend Spring Break at a Chicago Museum

Shedd Kids

Headed to Chicago this spring break? Or you are a Chicagoan staying home to enjoy the city in bloom? Chicago museums have you covered when it comes to spring break fun with a dash of learning. Here are three Chicago museums (and one aquarium!) that are the place to be this spring in Chicago.

Three Family-Friendly Easter Celebrations in Chicago

Easter Eggs

Spending Easter in Chicago this year? Grab your baskets, grab the kids, and get ready to search high and low for eggs, run onto Soldier Field, enjoy a delightful Easter brunch cruise or simply take advantage of a fun photo opp with the Easter Bunny. Here are three ways to celebrate Easter in Chicago with kids.

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