Friday, April 3, 2015



$20 From Every Flight Purchased will be Donated to Kohl Children’s Museum

Here at ChiIL Mama, my son Dugan and I had the opportunity to check out iFLY when they first opened in the Chicago area. It was an utterly unique experience! Come check it out for yourself. All fitness levels, ages and abilities can fly. Why should kids have all the fun?! Get out and try something new. Take that bucket list! If you've been debating it a while, this Tuesday is the perfect time to take the leap, as $20 of each registration benefits the excellent Kohl Children's Museum.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving has partnered with Kohl Children's Museum for an "iFLY-Kohl Playdate" Tuesday, April 7 at 5 p.m. Guests can enjoy indoor skydiving at iFLY's Rosemont location (5520 Park Place) along with food and drinks from a number of MB Financial Park’s delicious restaurants. 

Young playdate attendees will also be able explore aerodynamics outside of the wind tunnel by creating Whirligigs! Led by members of the Kohl Children’s Museum’s education team, guests can create small spinning propellers out of paper that can be launched from different heights and then whirl to the ground below. Experimenters will also have the chance to build different versions of Whirligigs, some flatter, some more complex, and perform tests to see which fall faster.

Registration for the playdate event is $69.95 per person with $20 from every registration donated to Kohl Children's Museum in support of its educational programming. Guests will also receive a complimentary video of their flight. Space for the event is limited. To register, guests can call 779-368-4359 and mention the "iFLY-Kohl Playdate." 

Anyone who has ever wanted to feel the singular rush of skydiving, from age three to 103, can make their dream a reality at iFLY. The experience perfectly replicates the adrenaline-charged sensation of a skydiving free-fall while eliminating the daunting leap out of an airplane. Following a brief training session, all fliers are outfitted in a flight suit, helmet and goggles before entering the wind tunnel. To begin their flight, patrons simply lean forward onto a cushion of air (toward their friendly, certified iFLY instructor) and the russhing air allows them to float.

About iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Austin-based iFLY Holdings, LLC is the world leader in design, manufacturing, sales and operations of wind tunnel systems for indoor skydiving. The company has flown more than 6 million people in a dozen countries since launching the modern vertical wind tunnel industry in 1998. iFLY and its affiliates have 34 facilities operating, 14 currently in construction and another 12 planned to start construction before the end of 2015. iFLY supports and utilizes the safety and training rules set out by the International Body Flight Association (IBA) to ensure safety and progression of the sport of indoor skydiving.

About Kohl Children’s Museum
In recognition for its outstanding exhibits and impact on Chicagoland families, Kohl Children’s Museum was recently named one of the country’s Ten Best Children’s Museums by Parents Magazine. The Museum was ranked sixth out of more than 300 children’s museums nationwide and was the only Chicago area museum recognized.

Offering 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8, the Museum’s mission is to encourage young children to become effective learners through self-directed complex play. Kohl Children’s Museum is located at 2100 Patriot Blvd., in Glenview, Ill. at the corner of Patriot Blvd. and W. Lake Ave. in the newly redeveloped area known as The Glen. The Museum can be easily reached by public transportation, including Pace bus and Metra trains.

For more information, visit the Museum’s website at or call (847) 832-6600. The Museum is open on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Special members-only hours are from Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Admission prices are $11 for children and adults and $10 for senior citizens. Children under 12 months old and members are admitted free of charge. 

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