As summer winds down, the days are short and the nights are long, but that’s no reason to hibernate. Head out after dark and experience the kid-friendly activities that come alive at bedtime. Flip through our photo album and get to know our favorites, from family swims to glow-in-the-dark bowling.

Cosmic Bowling at Waveland Bowl

Black lights, eye-catching neon and bowling pins come together for a real knockout at Waveland Bowl. During its regularly scheduled Cosmic Bowling, families enjoy glow-in-the-dark bowling (wear something black for the full effect). Along with rolling the ball down the lane, you enjoy ‘80s music, hot dogs and pizza (food costs extra).

3700 N. Western Ave., Lakeview (773-472-5900 or online at
Cosmic Bowing happens Mon., 7 p.m., Thurs., 10 p.m.; Fri., 3 p.m. (kids bowl) & 10 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. (kids bowl) & 8 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. (kids bowl) & 8 p.m. Cost: prices vary, check website

Photo: Courtesy of Waveland Bowl


What is your family’s favorite nighttime activity? Let us know in the Comments section below.

— Jen Peterson