FREE Admission to Adler Planetarium in June 2017

Now there is Mercury and Venus, Earth and Mars! Jupiter and Saturn, those are the big ones. Uranus and Neptune, but not Pluto! Those are the planets.

Yes, these are songs that are sang by kindergartens now a days. It’s cute when they sing it in school. Imagine that you have a child aged 3 or 4 and have them sing this while at the Adler Planetarium. That would be a wonderful sight to see. If you do not have a child this age, you can sing the song and amuse yourself as you stroll around the museum.

The best part is, of course, you can do so for FREE this coming week during one of the Adler Planetarium FREE days! Make sure you bring your valid Illinois ID with you.

So, plan your week and visit the Adler Planetarium. Make the most out of what are for FREE in Chicago!


FREE Admission to the Shedd Aquarium in June 2017

Did you know that a stingray can weigh up to 790 pounds or about 7 Great Danes? Learn about Stingrays and other underwater wonders at the Shedd Aquarium.

The best part is … you can do so for FREE this June 2017 on the following days. Start the year right by going to the Shedd Aquarium and learning about the deep blue sea.

Visit Shedd Aquarium for FREE on the following days:


FREE Admission to the Museum of Science and Industry in June 2017

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a meteor. Yes, a meteor was seen from IL and the surrounding areas on the morning of February 6, 2017. If this interests you, the Museum of Science and Industry is definitely the place for you to go.

The best part? Of course, you can enjoy learning about meteors, national parks or even ride on a flight simulator, all for FREE! Just visit the Museum of Science and Industry on the following days and bring your IL resident ID with you.

So, quick! Plan your trip and make the most out of what are for FREE in Chicago!

Happy Learning!

Not a Goodbye But A See You Later

Sad news this week. One of our favorite preschool teachers in Chicago has decided to retire. Yes, sigh and sniffles for Ms. Edwina Klein from Portage Park Elementary School. After 35 years, she has decided to take off her teachers hat and bid farewell the life of being a second mom to preschool students and their parents.

Yes, 35 years.

Imagine 35 years of counting one to ten every day. She has been instrumental in the growth of more than 1,400 kids by learning the basic skills through play and nurturing.  She also showed her kids how to share, hold hands and make new friends while they explore and discover every nook and corner of their classroom and  beyond. She has touched the lives of kids under her tutelage and their families. Truly, things will be different without that wide bright indelible smile of Ms. Klein.

Imagine singing the “Reindeer Pokey” without Ms. Klein? Nah … What about singing to “Hello, hello, hello and how are you?” Do you think you can dance to “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” and not laugh as your remember how Ms. Klein moves her arms, hips and legs to that tune? Field trips will be different without her singing at the top of her voice as the bus rolls to the Pumpkin Farm with her signing “Ram Sam Sam” as she walks across the aisle of the bus and holding on to dear life at the same time. What about serenading her students and other guests of the Shedd Aquarium who were lucky enough to be in the elevator with her? She would tell jokes and share her knowledge of sea creatures to make the field trip even more enjoyable and enlightening for everyone. Even Nickle the Turtle will surely miss her.

However, it is not a “goodbye”, but a “see you later” for someone like Ms. Klein whose friendship and love is now a part of a lot of families in the community. Even better, as the school year comes to a close, those who know her will probably want a chance to say “hey” or “good luck” and of course, “thank you” for all those years of passion and dedication.

Did you know that she is a fan of the Cake Boss? With you help, we can knock, tap and ping the show to help us send off Ms. Klein in high fashion. Share this post with them or write your own, so we can make the big bright smile of Ms. Klein shine not only for Portage Park kids, but for the whole country.