Explore Chicago’s neighborhoods with Chicago Children’s Theatre Walkie Talkies audio adventure tours. The newest additions are Logan Square, Grant Park, Palmer Square, Chinatown, and Chicago Children’s Theatre’s own neighborhood, the West Loop.

In CCT’s popular podcast series, every neighborhood becomes a unique adventure hosted by a local theater artist, encouraging kids and families to get outside and explore Chicago’s diverse communities. 

Each pod is an original story creatively fused with a traditional neighborhood tour meant to engage kids’ imaginations as it points out Chicago landmarks, historical figures and top destinations along the way.

This summer’s five new episodes brings the total number of Walkie Talkies to 12, joining family walking tours of South Shore, Bronzeville, Little Village, Humboldt Park, North Pond and Horner Park.

Thanks to new support from the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, more pods will be released this fall, meaning more than 20 neighborhoods will have their own Walkie Talkie by year’s end.

Each pod runs under one hour, and comes with a downloadable map, photos of tour highlights, vocabulary keys, and fun resources like reading and song lists. Visit chicagochildrenstheatre.org/event/walkie-talkies for more information and to download episodes.