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DC’s Top 10 Free Things to Do This Summer

Just because these activities are gratis doesn’t mean they’re not awesome.

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A Love Letter to Chicago: Things We Can’t Wait to Do Again

A summer spent at the pool, farmers market or even just sitting at a restaurant amongst friends (even strangers!), these are the things we can’t wait to get back to post-Covid.

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Visit Chicago’s Brightest & Best Cultural Gems. . . Virtually! 

Chicago’s best museums make visits possible even when you’re snug as a bug at home.

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Things to Do with Kids in Providence

Providence offers both city and sea with tons of family activities for all ages!

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A Stellar Temporary Adler Exhibit: What Is a Planet?

Get easy answers to the questions (like, why isn’t Pluto a planet?) your kids are looking for at Adler Planetarium’s temporary What is a Planet? exhibit.

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Explore the Cosmos at the Griffith Observatory

Get a close-up view of the moon and stars at LA’s most out-of-this-word spot, the Griffith Observatory.

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This Outdoor Planetarium Will Change the Way You See the Stars

AR technology helps Mother Nature spring to life in a whole new way at this one-of-a-kind planetarium.

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Brunswick Islands: The Coolest Little Beach You Might Have Missed

We’ve got the scoop on what to see and do when visiting this charming string of beach towns on the coast of North Carolina.

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4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Kids from Getting Winter Break “Brain Drain”

The winter holidays often come with an extended winter break from school. It’s a great time for kids to relax and recharge, but it’s also important to keep their minds sharp so they don’t skip a beat when getting back…

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Family Date Nights to Plan Now

Skip the sitter and go out as a gang. Click through our album for family date night ideas, from snoozing at a museum to catching dinner and a show.

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The South Sound’s Top 15 Playgrounds

From medieval castles, to nautical play structures and seaside swings, click through the gallery to discover the best playgrounds the South Sound has to offer.

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All You Ever Wanted to Know about Chicago’s CityPass

Take a 9-day whirlwind tour of the coolest of the cool Chicago has to offer on the cheap with CityPass.

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This Nine-Year-Old Wrote to NASA With the Cutest Job App Ever

NASA is looking for a planetary protection officer, and this fourth grader thinks he’s the best guy for the job.

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Experience an Eclipse Almost 40 Years in the Making

Mark your calendars — August 21 — the Moon is throwing shade at the Sun and you’re invited to watch it all go down.

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Spotlight on the Sun: Get Geared Up for the August 21 Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will be passing over the U.S. on Monday, Aug. 21, and it is the perfect opportunity to get the kids excited about science. We’ve rounded up the programs happening at local libraries and science centers to safely participate in the big day.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: The Best Spots for Stargazing

Get prepped for this summer’s total eclipse: let the kids take a peek through a high powered telescope and learn about the night sky from local experts.

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Put a Twinkle in Their Eye at These 7 Spots for Stargazing

Take your little Galileo to wish upon a star at our favorite spots to behold the night sky.

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The Best Father’s Day Outings for All Types of Dads

Whatever type of Dad you have in your family, you’ll find something he loves with these great Father’s Day options!

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Family Dates to Plan This Spring

Skip the sitter and go out as a gang. Click through our album for family date night ideas, from snoozing at a museum to catching dinner and a show.

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3, 2, 1! . . . Blast Off to an Out-of-this-World Sleepover

Chicagoans are lucky to have Adler Planetarium as a neighbor and total bonus . . . they’ve invited us all for a stellar sleepover!

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We Found the Perfect Gift for the Holidays

Did you know OMSI features five exhibit halls, eight hands-on labs, a submarine, planetarium and a giant-screen theater? Right now all memberships to OMSI, including gift memberships, are 15% off. Memberships last the entire year, and you receive cool perks…

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Star Wares: 7 Stellar Apps to Chart the Night Sky

Chart a course to infinity and beyond with these far out apps for kids.

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Riverfront Paths & Hidden Staircases: The Country’s Best Urban Trails

You don’t have to leave the city to get your hike on. Explore one of these cool urban trails instead.

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9 Destinations That Leave Us Starstruck

Chart a course for the farthest galaxy, and hold on tight! We’ve found nine of the BEST star-studded space centers.

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Meet the Stars: 8 Places for Kids to Stare Into Outer Space

No longer reserved for school field trips, a visit to these dome shaped destinations transports your little Galileo straight to the Milky Way.

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Best Reasons to Get a Sitter in April

Get ready to dial up the sitter. From Baconfest to baseball to stargazing, we’ve rounded up the best sitter-worthy ideas for April date nights.

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Put on Your Smarty Pants! Where to Gear Up Kids’ Brains for Back-to-School

Ease back into the learning mindset by exploring local play spaces, culinary hot spots and museums that get brains geared back up for school.

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10 Signs You’re a South Loop Parent

With more families and kid-friendly hotspots than ever before, this is where parents want to be. Here are the telltale signs that you’re living, loving and raising kids in the South Loop.

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Blast Off: A Planetarium that Makes Space for Kids

Calling all junior space explorers! Take a journey to the moon and back at the Pierce College Science Dome—no rocket ship required.

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The Parent’s Ultimate Guide to Rock Creek Park

One of the things that makes D.C. such a great city to live in is that smack dab in the middle of it is one of our country’s oldest national parks. Read on for your ultimate guide to Rock Creek Park.

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Celestial Oohs and Ahhs Worth Staying Up Late For

Share that sky-high feeling of stargazing with your own wide-eyed wonders by trying out one of these celestial viewing hot spots.

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Best Kid-Friendly Museums in the South Bay

Whatever it is your kiddos loves—football, fashion, computers or mummies—there is a museum here that will fit the bill.

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New Year’s Eve Under the Arches

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Why not ring in the New Year with a brand new tradition – not just for you and a few thousand of your friends – but the Pacific Science Center, too!
That’s right. The Pacific…

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Inside the Totally Awesome Lawrence Hall of Science with Gretchen Walker

We’re big fans of any place that takes on the challenge of making science fun and accessible for our kiddos and The Lawrence Hall of Science goes above and beyond. With hands-on educational activities, thoughtfully-tailored exhibits, and more, The Lawrence…

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Let’s Go Camping…Inside a Museum

What’s not to love about the Pacific Science Center? They’ve got awesome Planetarium shows, water cannons, a butterfly house, the new Wellbody Academy exhibit and mechanized dinosaurs! Ready to take the next step and experience it Ben Stiller style? That’s…

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A Kid’s Paradise in the Heart of the City

It’s practically a rite of passage for kids in New York City to make treks to the American Museum of Natural History. There’s a reason Night at the Museum, which was set there, was so popular (it even inspired a…

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