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Summer is still in full swing, Chicago! Although the school year season is creeping closer, the summer adventures aren't over and the great weather is something to take advantage of. From craft beers to Chicago-style hot dogs to a bug exhibit to a handful of cultural celebrations, this weekend has something for everyone. Other than the packed list of things to do in Chicago this weekend below, there is also a handful of August festivals to keep your eye out for. 

Shedd Aquarium

It's another weekend and it's time for you to make the most of it with your weekend alert! Are you a grilled cheese lover, cultural music fan or sailing enthusiast? Well, we've got some Chicago events specifically for you, and some great FREE offerins as well! It's time to make weekend plans with these 8 picks.  

Art Institute of Chicago

A trip to a Chicago museum is always a fun learning experience, but during the holidays, special events, fantastical decor and seasonal workshops offer a brilliant bonus. Only in Chicago can you travel the world of holiday traditions, celebrate with the belugas and eat breakfast with both Santa and a T. rex. Here are six ways to celebrate the season at Chicago's most beloved museums

Atlas Moth

If you've never been to the lovely Judy Istock Butterfly Haven at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, now is the time to visit: For the next week, the world’s largest moth is living in this incredible green, flutter-worthy space. The Atlas Moth recently arrived from Malaysia and will join the charismatic Birdwing Butterfly, Blue Morpho and 1,000 fluttering friends in the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s signature attraction.

Pritzker Penguin Cove

Chicago is the home of many beloved animals, from the Shedd Aquarium's belugas to Lincoln Park Zoo's zebras. Here are three new animal exhibits that will be welcoming our furry, feathered and slimy-skinned friends this fall, adding to our city's marvelous menagerie.

Lincoln Park Zoo

Courtesy of Chicago Museum Week

Touch a stingray at Shedd Aquarium, take a hayride through Lincoln Park Zoo, or create a butterfly mask with a Chicago artist at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Animal and nature lovers can enjoy these activities and more during Chicago Museum Week, Oct. 1-7.

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