| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The paintings in Philip Enquist’s exhibit—mostly excerpts from his personal travel journals—show a softer side to one of Chicago’s best-known architects....
| Apr 5, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Stinkeye the bearded dragon and Leu the sinaloan milk snake were only two of about 30 animal attendees at the monthly meeting of the Herpetological Society, which aims to help dispel myths about cold-blooded creatures....
| May 4, 2011
| 4:22 PM
WGN went behind the scenes to check out the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's amphibians as the museum preps for its new Save the Frogs exhibit. Check out their video: ...
| Apr 19, 2010
| 6:24 AM
There are many ways you can add green space to small, urban areas; an upside-down tomato planter is just one example of an efficient and functional way to grow a variety of edible herbs and veggies.
Basics of Making:
There are different types of upside-...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 12:53 PM
December 04-The Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun and festive way to kick off the holidays with family, friends and coworkers. Form a team, raise funds and organize your very own holiday-themed costumes. Then tie jingle bells to your shoelaces, and complete a...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 5:35 AM
There are a lot of daily deals available in Chicago that I'm excited about today, but I could not come up with a unifying theme for them. They're all over the place!
Natural pet products: $10 gets you a $20 voucher for Tasman's Natural Pet, shipping not...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Don't look now, but Maryland's state insect is fluttering away.
The Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly, named for the state's founding Calvert family, has dwindled to just a handful of places, mostly in Western Maryland. Experts worry that the butterfly,...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Chicago’s largest museums are offering many free days to Illinois residents this month, with most of them following up with more free days in February.
The free days are the result of a revision of a state law regarding the Chicago Park District...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Get ready for the 9th Annual Run for Gus 5K Run/1 Mile Walk benefiting Children's Memorial Hospital! It will take place on Thursday July 28, 2011. Please join us in the fight against pediatric brain tumors. The Run for Gus will start and finish at...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Through September 2011
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive
Steve Sullivan's Tips To Make Your Backyard More "Bird Friendly":
One of the things I like to do is take a common, hardy native...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Despite the so-so economy, attendance at Chicago's museums and zoos, held steady last year.
Overall attendance at 14 area institutions was 14.4 million, virtually identical to the 2010 totals, according to the group Museums Work for Chicago.