See how wool is sheared and witness the process that eventually
turns wool into clothing items. Sheep-shearing demonstrations are
at 1 and 3 p.m.
Discover the secrets of the honeybees, then dress up in a
beesuit for a safe, up-close look at life inside the hive. Everyone
will get a taste of honey to enjoy. Children must be accompanied by
a registered adult. All participants must wear closed shoes and
tall socks to visit the hives.
Explore the sculpture park with trained docents. Kids get a bit of culture and art education, but aren't expected to be sit still, be quiet and never touch anything. May 18, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24 and Sept. 28.
Mom and child create a personalized gift for Dad, a card and a gift wrap. Register by May 10.
Harold Davis, a master shearer, gives sheep shearing
demonstrations (1:30 and 2:30 p.m.) and Graue Mill volunteers
demonstrate the art of spinning raw fleece into woolen yarn. Try
spinning on a drop spindle, one of the earliest tools still in use
today in many cultures.
Get up close and personal with turtles and other special species from the museum’s living collections, discover fun facts about these animals, and learn about the threats that many face each day. Nature Museum biologists will discuss conservation initiatives and answer questions. A light lunch and refreshments will be served. Highlight activities include the special turtle feeding program, turtle crafts and turtle-themed games and races.
A series of free monthly hands-on art days. Each of the Get In,
Get Art days is centered on a theme. Today's theme is "Get Told:
Telling Our Stories." Bring your stories, photos, and artifacts to
create poetry, stories, slide shows and songs all about you.
The event begins in the Community Room of the Broadway Armory
(2-4 p.m.) with a private reception and viewing of the spring
production of Alice in Wonderland at the Unity
Lutheran Church (4-6:45 p.m.). Play games, win prizes,
enjoy tea and treats with the cast before and after the show. All
funds raised go to support Li'l Buds Theatre.
Performance of a classic Puerto Rican folk tale, modernized with help from the local community. Pre-concert reception with complimentary snacks from Whole Foods. For more information, visit constellation-chicago.com.
Members of the CSO, led by guest conductor Edwin Outwater, perform two family concerts at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. Featuring CSO Associate Concertmaster Stephanie Jeong as soloist, these concerts introduce families to the music of Beethoven through an interactive and engaging program. Two performances take place that day, at 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. Tickets are available via cso.org, via phone at (312) 294-3000, or at the CSO box office, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.