A Day Full of Art

One of our favorite destinations in Chicago is the Art Institute. Seriously. It’s amazing. And the family programs are fantastic – age-appropriate exploration for the kids and interesting/engaging for the parents, too.

There is a lot to see at the Art Institute. A. Lot. You could spend an entire day wandering around, visiting galleries, reading signs, taking pictures…..and if you are doing it with young kids, you’re probably going to end up crabby. My recommendation? Everyone picks one thing that they want to see or do. Or, complete a passport in the Ryan Learning Center and let that guide your visit.

There are always activities going on in the Learning Center. On our last visit, young artists were encouraged to draw their own still life.


Now that summer is winding down, be on the lookout for most posts as I sum up what we’ve done during the summer months…and how we’re getting ready for fall…..

Our list:

  • Go to Disney World.
  • Pick blueberries.
  • Go bowling.
  • Bake some treats.
  • See outdoor movies.
  • Go to the museums.
  • Go to LEGO Discovery Center.
  • Visit Brookfield Zoo.
  • Go to Morton Arboretum to see the Lego sculptures.
  • Visit the Art Institute.
  • Eat ice cream.
  • Play on the playground.
  • Go on a hike.
  • Go to the library.
  • Go to a festival.
  • Have a slumber party.
  • Have a pajama day.
  • Watch movies at home.
  • Visit Granny and Pa.
  • Visit Mimi and Pa.
  • Have a beach day.
  • Pick dandelions out of the yard.
  • See fireworks.
  • Go to the splash pads.
  • Visit Chinatown.
  • Play outside.
  • Have tea at American Girl.
  • Play in our house.

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