Tag: Lincoln Park Zoo

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 »

"PORK-a-pa-ZOO-la" comes to the Lincoln Park Zoo

"PORK-a-pa-ZOO-la" comes to the Lincoln Park Zoo
This one is for all you piggie lovers out there! Come visit with Illinois Farm Families at Lincoln Park Zoo on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at their “Pork-a-pa-Zoo-la” event! In the Farm-in-the-Zoo area, your family will learn about farming — everything from planting soybeans to raising pigs, while meeting farmers and participating in... Read more »

Guest Post: Beth Prystowsky's Top Ten Family Activities in Chicago

Guest Post: Beth Prystowsky's Top Ten Family Activities in Chicago
There are a lot of things for families to do in Chicago -- more than you could ever realistically get to. I know what our family loves to do, but I wanted to reach out to some other Chicago-area parents and hear about their favorites. I decided to begin this guest posting series with my friend Beth Prystowsky, the blogger behind Ups and Downs of  a Yoga Mom. Beth is a mom of two, housewife, yoga teacher and writer living in Chicago.  Find her on  at twitter at @upsdownsyogamom. Here are Beth's top ten picks for family activities in and around town...

Sleep Under the Skyscrapers this Summer at the Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo is preparing to unveil it’s new Nature Boardwalk at the end of June. In preparation for the freelance story I am writing, I’ve been talking to representatives of the Zoo about all of the fabulous family programming coming our way. Trust me, this is going to be an awesome space for... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »