Airports Remedy Doldrums with Entertainment

O'Hare and Midway entertain and educate

By Elliott Beazley
|  Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010  |  Updated 1:30 PM CDT
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Airports Remedy Doldrums with Entertainment

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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 24: A girl yawns while standing in an airport security line November 24, 2010 at LaGuardia airport in the Queens Borough of New York City. Experts expect over 1.6 million people to fly over the Thanksgiving holiday this year, a 3.5% increase from last year. Airport officials are concerned that public protests against new security techniques such as National Opt-Out Day could further delay holiday travel. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

O'Hare Airport is expected to be the busiest travel hub in the nation this Thanksgiving.

While travelers are hassled by delays and crowds, there are ways to save money and keep your kids calm, entertained, and enlightened about the airport process.

The Children's Museum and the Chicago Department of Aviation initiated a free interactive exhibit for little ones at O'Hare called Kids on the Fly located in Terminal 2.

Educating children on the world of aviation, the display features an air traffic control tower, a helicopter, faux baggage claim, and other aviation-themed stations. Ages 3-12 are recommended and the exhibition is accessible to children with disabilities.

No worries if you're heading to Midway this season. Like years past, the Holiday Delights Program features appearances by local musicians and complimentary gift-wrapping to passengers in both O'Hare and Midway Airports inside the security checkpoint.
 

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