Helping Your Family Find Home Away from Home
Hotel Amenities | Nursing Moms | Family Restaurants | White Sox Tickets | Chicago Bulls | Local Parks | Drugstores | Hospitals
Assistance to help defray 60 percent (up to $300 of support) for childcare during the MPSA Annual Conference is offered to attendees who are current members of the MPSA (with an annual income below $75,000) and who are staying at the Palmer House or Hilton Chicago. Access the application to view the rules surrounding the scholarship.
Palmer House Hotel
Call (312) 726-7500 to add any of these family-friendly amenities to your reservation:
Call (312) 922-4400 to add any of these family-friendly amenities to your reservation:
- Children’s menu at 720 South Grill and other menus.
- Cribs, cots and high chairs
- Pool: Hours are M-Thurs 5am- 9pm, Sat 6am-10pm, Sun 6am-9pm
- Concierge Desk (312) 786-6210
We have set aside a room for nursing mothers during the conference. If you wish to use the room, please check in at the conference registration desk for room location and access information when you arrive onsite. The nursing mothers room is located only at the Palmer House hotel. The MPSA nursing mothers’ room is proud to offer:
- Refrigerator and Disposable Instant Cold Ice Pads
- Disposable Burp Cloths
- Disposable Nursing Pads
- Disposable Pump and Go Bags
- Hand Sanitizer
- Lanolin Cream
- Bottled water, soft drinks and juices
Here are listings of family-friendly restaurants to make your family night out easier:
Activities in Chicago April 2018
The White Sox are offering specially priced tickets to members of the Midwest Political Science Association along with their families and friends. The 2018 game schedule during the conference will be available in January 2018.
The Chicago Bulls are offering specially priced tickets to members of the Midwest Political Science Association along with their families and friends.
Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets
United Center, Sat., April 7 at 7:00 p.m.
On this special night, all MPSA members, family and friends have the opportunity to purchase Chicago Bulls tickets at half price.
||100 Level (baseline sections): $65 (regularly $130)
200 Level End (baseline sections): $47 (regularly $95)
300 Level, Rows 1-7: $30 (regularly $60)
300 Level, Rows 8-17: $23 (regularly $46)
Tickets are limited so be sure to act fast!
To take advantage of this exclusive opportunity CLICK HERE. Please use Google Chrome to access the offer.
Your special offer code is MPSA.
Chicago Metro Map | Things to Do in Chicago
241-299 E Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL 60602
Millennium Park is located on the east side of downtown, bordered on the west by Michigan Avenue, on the east by Columbus Drive, on the north by Randolph Street, and on the south by Monroe Street. Primary Chicago public transportation to the park is either the Michigan Avenue CTA bus #151, or the Red Line subway train, Randolph stop. Admission to Millennium Park is free, and is open daily from 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Lake Shore Park
808 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611
Lake Shore Park offers extensive outdoor recreational opportunities - including tennis courts, a quarter mile soft surface running track, softball diamonds, and a playground. Inside is a full-size gymnasium, a fitness center, and meeting rooms. Admission to Millennium Park is free, and is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Maggie Daley Park
337 E Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
The former Daley Bicentennial Plaza site has been transformed into Maggie Daley Park, a magnificent lakefront recreation center. Visit maggiedaleypark.com to learn more about the park and all its features and center operating hours. Park Hours: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
2540 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612
This colorful play lot boasts fun for all ages. Big kids will love the zipline, 22-foot slide and pummel horses, while little ones will appreciate the rubbery surface, raised play structures and various things to climb on. Adults aren't left out, either: There's a walking path complete with fitness circuit equipment. When warm weather hits, there is also a natural stone water-spray area.
CVS - Store #3674
105 SOUTH WABASH AVENUE
CHICAGO, IL 60603
Store & Photo Hours:
M-F 06:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Sun 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
M-F 06:30 AM - 07:00 PM
CVS - Store #8699
137 SOUTH STATE STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60603 312-609-1215
Store & Photo Hours:
M-F 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sat 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Sun 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
M-F 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
M-F 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
City of Hope
20 North Upper Wacker Drive # 1530, Chicago, IL 60606
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611