Category: Lincoln Park Zoo

5 free things to do with your kids over spring break

Spring break is nearly upon us. Are you headed off to Aspen for an alpine adventure? Or maybe flying down to Fort Myers for some fun in the sun? Me neither. My kids are going to be out of school for 11 days. But I am not worried because I’ve been planning. I’ve scouted out... Read more »

Send your child to Conservation Camp at the Lincoln Park Zoo -- FOR FREE!

Summer camp isn’t exactly foremost on my mind this cold February day. But it is time to start signing up for many summer camp programs already (yes, already). Parents, you need to get planning. If you are looking for a fun, quality summer camp program for your child, I have a fabulous opportunity to tell... Read more »

Rumble in the Jungle at the Lincoln Park Zoo

My kids are absolutely wild about the apes in the Regenstein Center for African Apes at the Lincoln Park Zoo. On each visit, this is the spot where they want to linger and explore. I admit that I am captivated as well — those ape families are just too darn cute. On January 30, 2010... Read more »

Wee Windy City on holiday hiatus

I am taking a little blogging break for the next ten days or so. With all  that my family has scheduled for the coming week, I don’t think that I am going to have much time for blogging (and since your week is no doubt similarly packed, you likely won’t have much time for blog... Read more »

Zoo Lights: Five reasons to bundle up and head to the Lincoln Park Zoo in December

A few years ago when my sister suggested that we bundle up the kids and take them to see Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo, I was skeptical. Why would we bring a bunch of small children to the zoo in the dead of winter just to look at some holiday lights? I got... Read more »

Four family-friendly activities for Thanksgiving weekend

We are about to enjoy a loooong holiday weekend. If you are sticking close to home for Thanksgiving, I bet you are looking for some activities that the big and little turkeys in your family will enjoy. Of course on Thursday, you’ll be stuffing yourself silly with turkey and mashed potatoes. But that leaves Friday,... Read more »

Chicago-area Halloween happenings

Let me begin by saying that I do not have it in me to create a comprehensive list of all of the Halloween events taking place in and around Chicago during the next week or so. In my estimation, there are at least a billion different options — from costume parades to scarecrow building to... Read more »

The Wee Weekender for October 2-4

Happy weekend Chicago! It’s been a long week for this busy and tired mama. Whew. I am looking forward to a lazy Saturday morning eating pancakes in our pj’s — followed by some time spent together outdoors. If you are looking to fill your weekend with fun family activities, I’ve got a few ideas for... Read more »

A Tasty and Healthy Lunch at the Zoo? Yes, It's True.

Photo by Caitlin Murray Giles I have had my fair share of disgusting lunches at the zoo (both Brookfield and Lincoln Park). And for that reason, I usually pack our lunches when we make an excursion to visit our animal friends. But my chaotic morning left no time for packing sack lunches so we found... Read more »