"Guisto the Giraffe" is the Third Animal Character representing
Fairness in the Character Counts! program. Do simple arts and
crafts and read a special story together. Registration
Learn who lays the biggest egg and who lays the smallest.
Discover which animals in our community lay eggs and if they take
care of their young. Go on a hike to search for eggs, big and
Lactation consultant Barbara Hardin from The Mother's
Milk Company, and Katrina Pavlik from Breastfeed Chicago give advice on
nursing, pumping, milk storage, safety, useful tips, accessories
and more. Enjoy discounted retail shopping, delicous snacks and a
raffle. Lap babies are welcome. RSVP at
Parents, educators, and professionals are invited to learn about Lindamood-Bell's program for reading, comprehension, spelling and math. We will also discuss the causes and solutions for learning challenges—including the symptoms of dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADD/HD, and autism spectrum disorders.
Forts are the perfect place for pretend stakeout areas and
secret society meetings. Use couch cushions, upside-down
tables, doors, headboards-even stairs that go nowhere!-to create a
cool and cozy space that's all your own.
Explore the magic that happens when soap, water, and air
combine. Use wild wands to makebubbles big and small. Catch,
dance with and even step inside giant bubbles.
The exhibit features the rare Black Java
and White Java strains of chicken, which were an endangered species
less than a decade ago. Includes a special child-height egg
incubator, hatchery unit and a pen for newborn chicks. Runs from
March 18-June 16.
A multi-media, interactive, exhibit that allows children to discover how nature is reflected and celebrated in the lives of Japanese children through special seasonal environments and traditional Japanese activities. The exhibit focuses on the regions of Lake Biwa, Sapporo, Kyoto and Fukuoka, offering an in-depth exploration of each region through video, audio and visual media, as well as authentic props and hands-on interactive activities.
Kids will be able
to explore the pet vet office and learn a new respect for creatures
as they nurse sick and injured animals back to health
on the examining and operating tables; examine
x-rays; get play animals clean; determine
what diet is best and make a healthy meal; climb
aboard a large format animal scale; help the lost pets
find their correct homes and clamber through the pet