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13 Gorgeous Gardens to Explore Now

Bring the kids to relax and rejuvenate at these tranquil city gardens before school starts and the rainy season sets in.

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All About Mom! Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Gift of Time

No need to shop when all mom wants is time well spent. From virtual cupcake-making to gorgeous flower shows, we’ve rounded up ideas to show the love this Mother’s Day.

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DC’s Best Gardens with Free Admission

Let your little one’s curiosity for floral and fauna bloom at these amazing public gardens in DC.

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These Bay Area Museums & Zoos Are Open for Visitors

We know this is the news you’ve been waiting for!

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What’s New & OPEN in Golden Gate Park

Get ready to ride the SkyStar Observation Wheel, visit the California Academy of Sciences and wear your costumes to the SF Zoo’s Sloth-oween festivities!

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Everything to See at the Reopened Huntington Botanical Gardens

This 130-acre garden in San Marino is now open with safety measures in place.

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8 Awesome Classes Perfect for Preschoolers

Check out this list of awesome only in D.C. adventures where you can spend quality family time as your preschooler rubs elbows with zoo animals, and professional singers or actors.

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The Heat Is On! Local Hot Spots Where Winter Doesn’t Exist

‘Tis true the temps have been mild, but be sure the chill will hit. When it does, save your sanity with these Chicago hotspots where winter never seems to exist.

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LA’s Best Group Classes & Activities for Mini Rockers

It’s like rock band rehearsals for the 6 and under set.

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Music on Demand: Drop-In Sing-a-Longs

Turn a boring stuck-at-home day into an anything-goes jam session. Pop by one of these sing-alongs happening around town and your antsy kiddo will be singing a happy tune.

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Things to Do with Kids in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh families know that there’s loads to do here from museums to parks to historical spots.

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Things to do with Kids in Indianapolis

Indy parents know that their city is a hidden gem, full of Instagram-worthy museums and play spots kids love. The top-rated Children’s Museum of Indianapolis only the beginning: there’s a whole slew of family-friendly museums, attractions, outdoor parks and other…

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Things to do with Kids in Detroit

A visit to the Motor City with kids will most certainly involve checking out a car or two (try the Detroit Historical Museum), but Detroit has a lesser known reputation for its zoo, science center, theater, and other things to…

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Spring Thing: March on Over to These Spots Now!

We’re not lion — catch these before they’re gone!

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11 Wacky March Holidays & How to Celebrate Them

March is not just about leprechauns and clovers. Whoop it up for lesser-known holidays, from the delicious (Pancake Day) to the zany and brainy (Dr. Seuss Day).

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12 Free Things to Do in December

The only thing better than fun stuff is free stuff. Combine the two and it’s just about the best day ever . . here’s where to play without spending a dime!

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Train Insane: NYC’s 2017 Holiday Train Shows

Look: we’ve got some of the best mini locomotive displays in the country—with activities! Read on and book a departure!

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Training Days: Cool Classes for Uber Talented Kids

Does your little one have an extracurricular hobby that has developed into an infatuation they are actually quite astounding at? If so, keep reading!

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This 8-Year-Old’s Love of Science Is Truly Amazing

This little girl is following her scientific pursuits one bug at a time.

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Sun Up to Sun Down: Day Trip to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

If you’re looking to put the brakes on your busy summer, try spending a family-friendly day at this adventure filled garden.

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Just Opened: CHIHULY at the New York Botanical Garden

Gorgeous art and gardens spark the imaginations of all ages!

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Have You Ever Been This Close to a Butterfly?

Get eye to eye with a butterfly at the popular exhibit Butterflies & Blooms on view now at the Conservatory of Flowers! See pupae emerging from their chrysalis stage, and walk among a wide variety of brightly colored blossoms while…

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10 Ways to See the 1915 World’s Fair in 2015 (and Beyond)

The Pan Pacific Expo of 1915 may be 100-years gone but there’s plenty of gems from Jewel City hidden around the Bay. Here’s our top 10 list.

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8 Natural Playgrounds to Run Wild At

Made from wood, stones and good old-fashioned dirt, these playgrounds are Earth’s way of saying “Have a blast!”

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Top Pops: Meet 10 of Chicago’s Coolest Dads

Whether baking cookies, advocating for families, inspiring scientific minds or making strides in medicine, these fathers are truly huggable heroes.

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A New Playground With a Mega-Slide & Zip Line

The Chicago Park District’s latest has a rolling landscape and lots (we mean lots) of bells and whistles. Get the scoop here.

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Hear the Apes Sing at The Gibbon Conservation Center

The Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita welcomes you and your little monkeys to visit the gibbons and hear them sing (apes got pipes, people!).

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Inside the Totally Awesome Acting for Young People

All the world’s a stage, and all fun-loving kiddos are potential players. Little actors can discover that and more, thanks to Acting for Young People—your Totally Awesome pick for best dance and theater class in the D.C. area. Acting for…

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Grammy Winner is Teaching NYC’s Newest Kids Music Class

Dan Zanes and Park Slope’s Brooklyn Conservatory of Music have teamed up to launch a brand new music education program for children ages 8 months to 4 years. Here’s what makes it stand out.

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Garden Variety: 5 Ways to Dig Up Fun

Simple fact: Kids play in the dirt. So why not make it productive and garden together? (Your sidekick is sprier when it comes to the low work, anyway. Child learns to garden; Mom and Dad save their knees. Win-win.)
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Have Your Cake and Eat Cupcakes Too at Cookie Casa Bakery

We all love a good specialty shop.  This one with their frosting inversions, that one with their birthday-cake-on-a-stick, but whatever happened to ye old-fashioned bakeries?  Where you could have your cake and eat cupcakes too?  Behold, Cookie Casa Bakery.

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The City’s Secret Garden

Central Park may sprawl over 843 acres, but, after a while, it feels like you’ve seen every single one of them.  There’s Belvedere Castle.  Again.  There’s the Carousel.  Again.  And, hey, look, there’s the Boat Pond. For moms and dads…

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5 Tasty Food Dates for Your Summer Calendar

Farmer’s markets are the heavens to foodies. There’s nothing better than a dinner stewed from fresh veggies and meats, and if once a week isn’t enough to stave your cravings, fear not and look no further! For days like Mondays…

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Calling All Stage Moms: The Bay Area’s Best Drama Classes for Kids

Got a little one with a big personality who loves to be the center of attention? Or a shy but precocious child whom you just know would blossom in an environment of supportive friends and instructors? Drama and theater classes…

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Beyond the Great Lawn: Our Tips for an Amazing Day in Central Park

Let’s not beat around the well-manicured bush: Central Park is the country’s superlative urban park, making all other city parks look like dinky backyards by comparison. Within its 843 acres you’ll find thrills for kids (and adults) of all ages,…

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Playland at the Conservatory of Flowers: Dazzling Miniature Displays for Kids

It’s hard to believe a seaside amusement park once existed in San Francisco’s West End, twirling carnival-goers on the Big Dipper and shooting them up on the Diving Bell. This legendary amusement park, Playland at the Beach, embodied the strange,…

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