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Explore is an online resource for parents in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to help you find fun things to do in Chicago with kids. We make it easy for you to find fun places to go and things to do with your kids. Find fun family events in our Calendar of Events, find a great family destination in our Places to Go section, find special offers in our Coupons & Deals section, and use our Resource Guide to find kids classes, shopping, a kids party guide and more