The Ultimate Guide to Chicago Museums

Chicago is home to some of the greatest museums and cultural institutions in the world. Ready to start exploring? Whatever your interest, there’s a place on this list guaranteed to open your mind and engage your senses. The Big 10 Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 312-922-9410 Housing over 40 million artifacts, the museum […]

Partner Spotlight: Q&A With Sheridan Turner, President and CEO of Kohl Children's Museum

Kohl Children’s Museum is beloved throughout the Chicago area for its 17 hands-on interactive exhibits that inspire learning through play. From shopping and checkout in the beloved Whole Foods Market grocery store to splashing in Water Works, the Glenview museum’s exhibits have sparked the imaginations of millions of visitors since the current facility opened in […]

9 Indoor Play Spaces to Entertain Kids This Winter

Midwest winters are no joke. Since it’s too cold or snowy for the park, it’s easy to become stir-crazy. These nine play spaces are saviors for kids who need to release some energy — and parents whom have exhausted all options at home. Here are our favorite places to let loose! Growth Spurts Since 2011, […]

Better Makers: $700,000 Raised at Kohl Children’s Museum’s 30th Anniversary Gala

Roughly 450 guests gathered to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Kohl Children’s Museum on Oct. 17. The annual “An Evening to Imagine” Gala raised more than $700,000 to support the museum’s educational programming, exhibits, services for children with special needs, and outreach to children in low-income communities. Beginning with cocktails and hors d’oevres, the […]

Introducing Make It Better’s Shop For Good

Shop for children, for education and for a brighter future when you Shop For Good with Make It Better during the month of October. Shop For Good is Make It Better’s brand new e-commerce website dedicated to supporting outstanding local businesses and nonprofits, and creating more synergies for our community. Ten percent of all purchases […]

5 Things to Do: October 2-4

As “Anne of Green Gables” author L.M. Montgomery wrote, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Start the month off right with family-friendly festivals in Chicago, Highland Park and Glencoe. Plus, don’t miss the latest exhibit at Kohl Children’s Museum. Know a deserving nonprofit? Nominate them for our fourth annual Philanthropy Awards!  Run! […]

Better Makers: Kohl Children's Museum 30th Anniversary Kick-off at Burdeen's Jewelry

Kohl Children’s Museum got its 30th Anniversary off to a great start with a kickoff party at Burdeen’s Jewelry in Buffalo Grove Sept. 16. Burdeen’s Jewelry owner Matthew Burdeen created one-of-a-kind bangle bracelet and charms in honor of Kohl Children’s Museum’s anniversary. The bangles are available for purchase at and all proceeds will be donated […]

Kohl Children's Museum Celebrates 30 Years

Join Kohl Children’s Museum, our October Shop For Good beneficiary, as it celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. Don’t miss the An Evening to Imagine Gala on Oct. 17 at the museum. This year’s gala will honor the Founders Circle, a group of people whose passion and support has been invaluable to the museum. In addition to the gala, […]