Lake Katherine educator Marian Sinkus reads aloud from nature-themed children's book Who's Awake in Springtime? by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green. Plus, enjoy fun activities.
Thomas Edison is best known for the electric light bulb, but there are more than 1,000 U.S. patents in his name. In honor of this great inventor, create a beautiful battery-operated STEM project.
Kids can land on the Moon, explore the surface of Mars, and shoot past asteroids—all while in their pajamas! Features educator-led, hands-on science activities, shows in the Grainger Sky Theater, and award-winning exhibitions. Light snacks, continental breakfast, two sky shows, and telescope observing (weather permitting) are included. Feb. 5, March 4 and 11, April 1, May 6, June 3.
Enjoy tea and snacks, a craft, chair massages and swag bags, followed by playtime.
Come witness Cinderella's quest for happily ever after as she and her besties, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, take matters into their own hands to save the kingdom from the villainous Pinocchio. Girl power abounds in this world premiere musical tale that is sure to delight children and adults alike with its toe tapping music and quick witted humor.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican music and inflatable fun, plus a pinata at the end of the event. Reservations are recommended.
Festival showcases films made by international students 22 and under, many from the Chicagoland area. The full screening schedule will be announced April 7.
Celebrate The Week of the Young Child with an ice cream social featuring ice cream, live music, crafts, safety presentations and a book fair (6-7:30 p.m. April 29). Plus, a Sensational Senses Nature Hike, Kindergarten Cookery and Don’t Worry, BEE Happy at Toohey!
Build a bird’s nest pendant to give this Mother’s Day. This pendant is a delightful weaving of wire around beads that evokes an image of a cozy nest. Choose beads to represent family members or birthstones. Beads and chain cost extra.
The Exhibit showcases 23 whimsical, larger-than-life frog sculptures fashioned from copper. The copper sculptures are created by North Carolina artist J.A. Cobb. Each frog has his or her own name, story and personality.