Tag: Field Museum

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 »

Giants of the Deep: The new Whale Exhibit Opens at the Field Museum

Even little kids know that whales are really, really big. But it is hard to truly comprehend just how big the giants of the deep really are — which is why the Field Museum’s new whale exhibit will thrill kids and adults alike. Before you even enter the exhibit, be sure to look up at... Read more »

A Review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

Last Saturday, I took my nearly four-year-old son and not-quite six-year-old daughter to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites performed by the Mermaid Theater Company of Nova Scotia and presented by the Chicago Children’s Theatre at the Field Museum. The 50-minute show includes 3 of Eric Carle’s familiar children’s stories: Little... 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 »