Roz Varon's Weekender Report

Now that we're into Phase 4, you've got more choices of outdoor activities.

Brookfield Zoo Reopens - Brookfield Zoo

When Brookfield Zoo reopens next week, it will be in phases like everything else. Visitors will be limited to outdoor areas, but that still gives you access to see plenty of animals! To ensure safe social distancing, a reserved timed-ticketing system will be in place. Face coverings will be required for ages 2 and up when entering the zoo and inside if you're not able to keep a six foot distance from anyone not in your family. New this summe- Dinos Everywhere! A temporary exhibit with more than 40 life-like animatronic dinosaurs in the west mall.

Lincoln Park Zoo Reopens - Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park Zoo is open this weekend to members and opens to the general public Monday, but with reduced capacity and timed reservations as well. Face coverings are required for ages 2 and up, and only the outdoor exhibits are open for now.

Chicago Architecture Center Walking Tours - Various locations
The popular Chicago Architecture Center Walking Tours are back, but for now they're limited to only six people and everyone has to wear a face covering. On Saturday's tour you can explore Jackson Park in the White City Revisited!

The site of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 has a fascinating history, which you'll learn about as you visit sites like the Museum of Science and Industry and tucked away right behind it one of Chicago's hidden jewels, the Garden of the Phoenix. This Japanese garden honors the relationship between the U.S. and Japan. It has been expanded and renovated since it's early beginnings as part of the World's Fair, but remains a special and serene spot to visit. Other walking tours include Historic Skyscrapers, Art Deco Skyscrapers and Chinatown.

Living Room Lawn Party - Ravinia Livestream
Ravinia is holding its first virtual fundraiser Saturday evening! The hour long Living Room Lawn Party will be hosted by Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth with plenty of special guest performances. You can purchase tickets to the live-streamed event on Ravinia's website.

WDCB Virtual Jazz Night - Livestream
And for jazz, check out the WDCB Virtual Jazz Night Featuring the Chris Greene Quartet, streamed live tonight at 7 pm, or save the link and watch it whenever! Tickets are $12, proceeds benefit Water Street Studios art center in Batavia.

Shedd Reopens - Shedd Aquarium
The Shedd Aquarium is reopening Friday July 3, but you can reserve your tickets now! That's one of the new safety protocols - advanced timed tickets, staff and guests over the age of 2 wear face coverings and one-way flow to provide a safe distance.
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