This Week’s Chicago Family Picks You Should Check Out

| May 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Hey there Chicagonistas and a big HELLO to what seemed like a HUGE intro to a typical Chicago summer. Since, the weather is in the mood, here are some places that you and the family can go to beat the heat, or enjoy it even more.


Xtreme BUGS – Brookfield Zoo

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids and seniors, 1/2 price for zoo members

What Is It? – Xtreme BUGS is a look into how we as humans interact with bugs, and how each and every single aspect of the world we live in necessitates the interaction of the creepy crawlies. It is sure to amaze you and the kiddies, and even leave you with a couple of shivers. Bonuses if you go on the weekends, where you can taste culinary buggy samplings and root for your favorite Madagascar hissing cockroach in the Roach Races!


Bikes! The Green Revolution – Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Cost: Free with admission. Can be totally free for the family if you obtain a pass from any Chicago Public Library with your library card!

This exhibit explores Chicago’s bike culture and why human powered locomotion could be the way of the future. It’s pretty cool to see bikes in the midst of one of the largest butterfly exhibits in our city. So, if you get restless looking at the colorful creatures, head on over to see the spokes, and gears and learn a little about conservation in the city!


*picture provided by the CYSO site

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Free Tour Departure Concert

Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park

Cost: Free

June 3, 2012 – 6:30 pm

Come and get a chance to see the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra before they set off on their 10 day tour to Spain.  No reservations are required and seating is first come, first served. You will be regaled with pieces from Barber,                         Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. Listen to music against one of the best backdrops of the city, and support the youth as they continue to grow in their craft.

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Natasha is a Chicago born and bred wife and mother of four. Being able to discover her city one week at a time is a HUGE plus for her. Between touring her city, she also volunteers with a local school, touts the joys of sewing, reading, and sleeping. Come visit her at her blog Houseful Of Nicholes for a deeper look at the craziness that she calls life.

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