Explore and Roar from June 9 through August 2 by investigating animals in your neighborhood and around the world.
Keep track of all your reading and learning with our new online summer site.
We received over 725 contest entries, and our Summer Learning Challenge tiger now has a name!
To kids, play equals fun! For adults, play is an important part of a child's development, including important skills that will help when it's time… More
Just as babies babble before they can speak, young children can scribble and draw before they can write. Scribbling, drawing and writing are all… More
Do animals and children play alike?
Discover how you can encourage all kinds of animals to play.
Become a conservation leader and help Chicago's environment by improving habitats for pollinators.
Dig deeper to discover why top predators are becoming endangered species.
Reading with your child is a way to spend quality time together and a way to learn subjects your child is interested in. It's also great fun to… More
Busy bees work hard for you and me.
Dig deeper to discover how spiders are helpful to humans and the earth.
Experiment with household tools to discover how birds capture and eat their food.
Dig deeper into how food chains and food webs work.
Talking to children is so much fun! Even the most every day things can be fascinating to a child. Listening to excited, curious children talk and… More
Dig deeper into have birds of prey stalk, hunt and eat their prey.
Do you have what it takes to create the ultimate predator?
Practice your early literacy skills for the this summer as you sing along to these howling good reads.
Dig deeper into animal adaptations to find out how animals are built to survive.
Discover how polar bears survive in the harsh cold of the arctic.
Discover the many habitats that provide animals with food, water and shelter, including your own home.
Do you wonder how scientists learn about animals? Watch the animals in your neighborhood to discover why animals act the way they do.