Category: zoos

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 »

Summer Links

Are you having a good summer so far? Me too. We’ve been doing all sorts of fun activities around town — and then I’ve been busy blogging about it all. I am writing another blog for the months of June and July called School’s Out!. I’ve been posting about family-friendly activities in and around Chicago... 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 »