Posts in category "Adler Planetarium"

101 Things to do with your Chicago Kid

  I am reposting this entry from March 1, 2010 because I came across it in my archives and it really is a pretty darn good list if I do say so myself. I’ve got to really focus if I want to get to all of these things before my kids head off to college.... Read more »

Scenes from our Chicago Staycation

Hanging out in our room in the Swissotel.
We live in the city and are lucky to frequent many "downtown" destinations like Navy Pier and the Museum Campus fairly regularly (in fact, this is a large part of why we chose to raise our kids in the city). So why would we need to spend a night in a hotel downtown just a couple of miles from our actual home? This was my cab driver's question to me as we traveled back to our real home in Wicker Park from the Swissotel after a one-night Giles Family Staycation last weekend...

Our Exploration of Planet Explorers at the Adler Planetarium

Last Sunday, I took my three kids (ages 15 months, 4 and 6) and my sister (who is 9 months pregnant) to check out the brand spanking new permanent exhibit at the Adler Planetarium called Planet Explorers. This exhibit just opened on March 26th and it is sure to be  big hit with the 8... Read more »

Upcoming free museum days

Are you totally broke after the holidays? Me too. But the show must go on. Kids still need to be entertained and parents need an occasional escape from the confines of home — particularly in the winter. This is the time of year when free museum days are a lifesaver. Here is a list of... Read more »

Do you have a minute to take a survey about Adler Planetarium?

If you live in Chicago and you have kids, I imagine that you have taken advantage of the world-class Adler Planetarium. This place is awesome — the star-gazing, the science, the hands-on fun. Apparently, Adler has some new programming ideas in the works. In conjunction with Adler Planetarium, a group of students from the Loyola... Read more »

Star Gazing on the Cheap: Free Days at the Adler Planetarium

We are all fortunate to live in a city where we have easy access to educational resources like the Adler Planetarium. This place is so cool — and I don’t just mean for your kids either. The truth is that family excursions to the Planetarium can get pricey — which is why you should take... Read more »