North-Suburban Cultural Organizations Unite To Attract And Share New Audiences Under The Umbrella Do North

Chicago Botanic Garden, Kohl Children’s Museum, Ravinia Festival and Writers’ Theatre focus on proximity and special offers to transform northern suburbs into a cultural destination.

Four of the Chicago area’s most acclaimed cultural attractions-Chicago Botanic Garden, Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, Ravinia Festival and Writers’ Theatre-have joined forces to create an umbrella organization called Do North that will help transform the north suburbs into a cultural destination. Information and special offers can be found at the newly launched website donorth.org.

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Kohl Children’s Museum Named One of the Best Children’s Museums in the Country by Parents Magazine

Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago was recently named one of the country’s Ten Best Children’s Museums by Parents Magazine. The only Chicagoland museum on the list, Kohl Children’s Museum was ranked sixth out of the more than 300 children’s museums nationwide.

Parents magazine extensively researched children’s museums to identify those with clever educational exhibits, mommy-and-me outings and festivals, healthy places for lunch, nursing areas, family restrooms and stroller parking. Parents then worked with the 300-plus members of the Association of Children’s Museums and eliminated those without a lot for kids under 3. Then the magazine asked the remaining museums questions to help decide the leaders. After tallying the scores, Parents went to local moms to ask for insider tips.

“We are thrilled that Parents magazine and their readers have recognized Kohl Children’s Museum in this fashion,” said Sheridan Turner, President & CEO of the Museum. “Since our founding just 25 years ago, we have worked tirelessly to provide a world-class family museum experience that nurtures a love of learning in young children. It’s an honor that our guests are telling us that our work and dedication is achieving our goal.”

For information about upcoming events at the Museum, click here.

Travels With My Aunt Now Extended Through April 10!

Travels With My Aunt

Due to ticket demand, Writers’ Theatre announces a second extension to Travels With My Aunt directed by Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden.

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn Lipuma announce a one-week extension of Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene, adapted for the stage by Giles Havergal, directed by Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden. The production, originally slated to run through March 27, 2011, will play through April 10, 2011, at Writers’ Theatre, 664 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe.

Read more at writerstheatre.org »

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