Posts in category "Brookfield Zoo"

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: FREEze Day at the Brookfield Zoo

Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: FREEze Day at the Brookfield Zoo

Head to the zoo in the dead of winter to freeze your a** off? Why not! Part of my strategy for surviving a Chicago winter (and admittedly, this winter has been particularly brutal) is to embrace the fun outdoor winter activities in the area. Bundle up! You'll survive. Dig out the snow pants and ski goggles and get out there! You've been home for like two consecutive weeks any way at this point. The fresh air will be good for you!

Families are invited to bundle up and head to Brookfield Zoo for its annual FREEze Day on Sunday, February 9. The free admission day will feature fun-filled outdoor activities for the entire family...

Wee Windy City Winter Break Survival Guide

Assuming we get a little bit more snow in the next few days, we are planning to head over to Cricket Hill at Montrose Harbor for some good 'ol sledding. This small hill is perfect for younger kids who are just getting the hang of steering their sleds.
When the holiday hoopla and the new toy excitement die down, your kids will still be on holiday break from school. I’ve learned the hard way that it behooves you to make a plan ahead of time and figure out ways to keep the troops entertained during what can frankly be a long week. Here... Read more »

Five family holiday must-dos in Chicago

Five family holiday must-dos in Chicago
I always come into December full of energy and optimism that the holiday season is going to be a quiet, peaceful time of family togetherness. By the first weekend in December, it always becomes clear to me that this holiday season is going to be a jam-packed, crazy one just like the year before it. This month gets absolutely nuts. Between family commitments and special holiday school activities, I feel like the December days fly by me. That being said, I do make an effort to make sure that we make the time to hit up some of our favorite Chicago holiday spots. These unique experiences are only here for a couple of weeks so you gotta get on it! Here is my list of absolute must-do local holiday highlights for families (you've still got time to catch all of these fun things before Christmas arrives)...
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Xtreme BUGS invade the Brookfield Zoo

Xtreme BUGS invade the Brookfield Zoo
When I first heard about the Xtreme BUGS exhibit opening at the Brookfield Zoo, I wasn’t sure if I should expect real bugs or gigantic, fake bugs. Turns out that the answer is both and the term “Xtreme” perfectly describes both components. Xtreme BUGS features two distinct elements: the first is the 20 larger-than-life animatronic... Read more »

The Holiday Host List: What's on our agenda this year

Things have been really quiet around here. Sorry about that. The truth is that we’ve been so busy enjoying all of the fabulous holiday activities around town that I haven’t had time to blog about any of them. Last year, my husband was out of town for work for much of the holiday season and... Read more »

The new Great Bear Wilderness Exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo is actually pretty . . . great.

I have to confess that the Brookfield Zoo is kind of foreign territory for us city-dwellers. Call me lazy — but I have my reasons. First, there is the drive (and the potential for traffic and traffic-related meltdowns). Then there is the fact that I have to pay for admission for everyone — AND parking.... Read more »
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