| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:23 PM
At least once a month, Patrick Carlson takes the Blue Line to the Loop and hops on a CTA bus to Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.
Sometimes he rides his bike from his Logan Square home to the Lakefront...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Just because Nik Wallenda is willing to risk his life on the high wire doesn't mean Chicago should take a chance too.
Yet the city that welcomed daredevil Evel Knievel and a doomed televised stunt that introduced the concept of jumping the shark...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town.
The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:49 PM
At the Shedd Aquarium, it is possible, at times, to imagine yourself as a fish swimming in a crowded school — especially if you try to head downstream while everybody else in the place is going up.
Drawing more then 2 million visitors each year to...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The July 31 article regarding the benefits of visiting Lincoln Park Zoo was indisputably compelling. The majestic and in many instances imperiled wildlife species that are housed there are treated with the utmost compassion and respect. The staff and...
| Jul 14, 2014
Dr. Sanford R. Blum started the Blum Animal Hospital in 1951 in Lakeview and in the decades that followed made it one of the premier pet care facilities in the Chicago area.
"He always told me, 'Every time you go into the exam room, put yourself in...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Tuesday didn’t offer the greatest conditions for a dip in Lake Michigan, but Daniel Thorner, age 6, wasn’t about to let colder than normal water temperatures spoil a boating trip with his grandfather.
After returning wet and shivering to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Go to Adler Planetarium if you're feeling big in your britches, a little prideful about our species' role in things.
In Chicago's lakefront astronomy museum, there's no escaping what a little grain of sand on an enormous beach we are.
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Whoever thought Millennium Park would become a place for lovers?
But on a hot July afternoon in Chicago, on a footprint where tracks once visibly sliced through a great American city, a skinny couple cavorts on the verdant lawn of Pritzker Pavilion....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:23 PM
The Science Chicks, a new club in Mount Prospect School District 57, designed, built and then tested a remote operating vehicle in a recent competition, living the goal of getting more girls interested in science and technology careers.
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Event: Going on a first date at the Art Institute
Enhance it: President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, had their first date here. The museum's content-rich Tours app creates an itinerary for your own, possibly not so geopolitically significant,...