This is a bittersweet time of year. On the one hand, I want to hang on to these lazy, unscheduled summer days. But another part of me longs for structure, afterschool activities and a few hours a day when my house isn't overrun with children.
No matter how you feel about it, one thing is certain: the first day of school is near (like it or not).
Before the ol' school bell rings again, here are a few FREE, family-friendly activities taking place around Chicago that will help you squeeze every last bit out of your summer.
Filed under: appreciating art, back-to-school, Chicago Park District, Children's theater, Cultural Experiences for the Kiddos, Free museum days, Fun for the Whole Family, Millennium Park, movies, Movies in the Park, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and Industry, Summer