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DuPage Children’s Museum

DuPage Children’s Museum – website Location: 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540 If you’re taking public transportation, the Metra station is across the parking lot from the museum; take the Metra BSNF Aurora line to the DCM stop. Phone: 630-637-8000 Hours: Monday 9am – 1pm Thursday 9am – 4pm (open until 8pm every 3rd […]

Special offer for my readers!

My friend Joslyn has extended a special discount to my blog followers! From now through March 9th, receive 20% off any orders you place through Joslyn’s Avon site. This is a great opportunity to stock up on Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Sunscreen Lotion, your favorite Avon beauty products, bubble bath for the kids, […]

Association of Children’s Museums memberships

Considering a membership to one of the children’s museums? I strongly recommend it! The Association of Children’s Museums has a reciprocal program that allows you to visit any of 165 children’s museums nationwide. Each museums has it’s own membership benefits, so it can be difficult to choose which one to join. Below I’ve listed each […]

Chic-A-Go-Go

Chic-A-Go-Go – website Chic-A-Go-Go is a Chicago Cable Access dance show for kids of all ages. It’s hosted by Ratso (a puppet) and Miss Mia, and there are live performers, lots of music, and lots of dancing. Tapings are open to the public and require no tickets – just show up ready to dance. Location: […]

Big Monster Door

Big Monster Door ** This is really just a photo opportunity, but it was fun. This huge “door” is at Big Monster Toys, which is a toy design firm. Location: 21 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60607 Days/hours: Any Admission: Free! Parking: Street parking We paid: Nothing! Our experience: The kids really loved it. Cooper […]

The Chicago Auto Show

Chicago Auto Show – website Location: McCormick Place, Lake Shore Drive at 23th Street, Chicago, IL 60616 Days/Hours: Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 20, 2011 Open 10am – 10pm everyday (with box office closing at 9pm), except Sunday, February 20, when it closes at 8pm. Admission: $11 for adults, $7 for people 62 and […]

Birthday freebies for kids

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Here are some birthday freebies for kids: Baker’s Square – free slice of pie Baskin-Robbins – free scoop & coupon for $3 off an ice cream cake Ben & Jerry’s – free ice cream Betty Crocker – ecard & email coupon for a cake decorating item Blue Bell Boston Market […]

Kohl Children’s Museum

Kohl Children’s Museum – website Location: 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026 Phone: 847-832-6600 Hours: Monday 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. June – Aug.) Tues. – Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 12 – 5 p.m. Members Only 9 – 9:30 a.m. (Mon. – Sat.) Admission: $8.50 for children […]

Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn

Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn – website Location: 5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453 The Oak Lawn Metra train station is located on the block next to the museum. Phone: 708-423-6709 Hours: Monday Closed Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 9:30 am (members) 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Thursday evenings (2nd & 4th) 5:00 […]

Introduction

Welcome to Toddling Around Chicagoland! I’m a stay-at-home mom to two boys, who are currently 1- and 3-years-old. I like to stay active and busy so I try to get out of the house every day with the kids, even if it’s just to the grocery store, and I like to do something really fun […]

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