Summer Enrichment Ideas: Visit Chicago from your own home!

With schools out for the year and summer beginning, parents may feel challenged to keep their children engaged. Due to non-congregate feeding for summer meals sites and the uncertainty regarding the reopening of parks, children may spend more time at home. To help out, here is a small catalogue of online resources that promotes learning as well as health and fitness. We will regularly release new resources and activities, and feel free to suggest your own and send to

Chicago-Based Resources

Whether you live down state and aren’t super familiar with these places or you live in Chicago and miss going into these facilities in person, this is a list for you. Explore world-renowned institutions such as the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium from your home! These Chicago based resources encourage educational learning and fun for a variety of interests. Keep your kids engaged throughout the summer with virtual exhibits, online books, video series, and more.

Field Museum photo

Source: Field Museum