Almost any day, you can visit world-class museums, dine at a Michelin-star restaurant or see a show in one of over 200 theaters. There are plenty of other things to do in Chicago, including tours, spectator sports, shopping and other attractions. And after hours there are bars and nightclubs, live music and comedy clubs.
The suburbs are home to their own activities and attractions, from farmers’ markets and art shows to zoos, museums, forest preserves, minor league baseball, a monthly flea market and much more. All cities and towns have web sites that will tell you about local events, and your co-workers are another great source of ideas for your free time!
Argonne National Laboratory is surrounded by the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, inhabited by raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, and a variety of birds, insects and non-poisonous snakes indigenous to the area. There are three animals to be aware of that you may see there as well as near your home: coyotes, Canada geese and skunks.