Who says family fun has to break the bank? There are plenty of free and inexpensive ways to spend time with the family.
Summerfield Farm and Zoo is located in Belvidere and has a petting zoo, pony rides, artic foxes, monkeys camels and so many more animals! Admission is $10 per adult, $8 per senior...
Museums are a great way to spend time with family. You won’t even know you’re learning something.
Aurora Regional Fire Museum features a variety of interactive exhibits about firefighters from fire hoses, sirens, horns, vintage firefighting films, and so much more. Open for walk-ins on ...
Have some science filled educationa fun in Northern Illinois this summer. There are plenty of museums to choose from and different types of science to learn. So pack the car, pack some snacks and don't forget to have fun!
See the site of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator at Fermi...
Don’t have time to spend a week’s vacation? Never fear Visit Northern Illinois has great things to do on a Saturday or Sunday.
A day out can be both educational and fun! Explore space at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago. Then experience Chicago from above on the 103...
Visit Midway Village in Rockford for the Presidents and Patriots Family Event. Take the whole family this school holiday and have some presidential fun. Make a revolutionary soldier hat, race through the Paul Revere obstacle course and so much more! Then listen to The Development of Patriotism in Am...
There are so many things to do this Halloween you’ll never be bored. (Some things not suitable for small children.)
Step Back into a 1950’s Halloween in the Park Forest Museum on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout October. Go through the museum decorated in vintage Halloween decoration...
This museum is for all ages with over 300 interactive exhibits about electricity, simple machines and a WIFR Kids News Studio among others. Learn and have fun at the same time. Visit discoverycentermuseum.org for more information.
On October 2nd celebrate with them with $3.50 admission all day and ...
It’s always nice when something is fun, family orientated and affordable. There are plenty of museums that you may or may not have heard of to choose from.
- Traveling down Route 66 or want to know more about it? Berwyn Route 66 Museum in Berwyn is the place to be. With no charge for admissio...
Encourage the young women in your life to pursue and love science in Chicago & Beyond.
Burpee Museum of Natural History welcomes Dr. Cornea for a talk titled “Geologists Contribution in Saving the Earth” on January 24th.
Mark your calendars for March 11th -13th for PaleoFest &ldquo...
Whether you like history, art or science; Chicago museums have unique learning opportunities for kids and adults. The Chicago area museums offer free days for Illinois residents.
Here is a list of the Chicago museums that have free days this year.
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The Discovery Center Museum in Rocford, was recently awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. This award celebrates excellence in hospitality.
The Discovery Center Museum is a children's museum with a wide array of exhibits for kids and the child in all of us. Learn about the human bo...
Places to take your kids this summer in Chicago. There are so many things to do you can’t do them all in one weekend. Take various trips and learn over summer vacation.
The Field Museum of Natural History
Meet Sue the T Rex, take a look inside Ancient Egypt, Discover how DNA w...
Experience what Aurora has to offer while you explore downtown. Like shopping? There are a variety of different shops to choose from.
Want to be entertained? The Paramount Theatre and Riverfront Playhouse has many different shows to choose from.
Want to learn? Learn about fire fighting...
Family outings can come in many shapes and sizes. So no matter what you want to see, there are many museums to choose from.
The Illinois Aviation Museum at Bolingbrook showcases different aircrafts. Some examples of these aircrafts are T-2 and T-33, as well as many other aircrafts. Visit ...
Make history come alive in the Chicago & Beyond region. The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Educational Center is located in Skokie. Renowned architect Stanley Tigerman designed this 65,000 square foot building. It was dedicated to apply the lessons of the Holocaust to issues in our ...
There are many cool places to take the kids over the weekends in winter that doesn’t require you to stay outdoors. Learn about science at The Field Museum in Chicago. Visit Sue the T-Rex, explore ancient Egypt, discover what it’s like to be a bug, learn all about DNA, and so much m...
Volo Auto Museum is located in Volo. Visit the world's largest all-indoor auto attraction. See cars that was used in a variety of movies, military helicopters and tanks, and classic cars. Eat at the Betty Boop Burger Bar open from 11am-4pm.
For more information visit: volocars.com....
Wonder Works Children's Museum is located in Oak Park. Wonder Works Children's Museum is a place where children from birth to eight and parents can unleash their creative side. Children learn through art, performance, building and much more. For more information visit wonder-works.org.
The best way to beat the Northern Illinois winters is to still be active. Bundle up the family and head over to these amazing family-friendly locations!
The Discovery Center in Rockford has regular hours throughout the winter, plus they host many specific events for the kids. Check out their Mes...
100 years ago, in 1913, the Art Institute of Chicago became the first art museum in the country to present the work of a young Spaniard who would become the preeminent artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso. This February the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates the special 100-year relationship b...
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