Professional tour guide Josh Eisenberg leads family-friendly urban exploration in an open-air trolley. April 5: The City that Goes; May 3: The Chicago Flag; June 7: Above & Below; July 12: Sports; Aug. 2: Water, Water Everywhere.
Preschoolers will have an opportunity to see, touch and
experience a police car, fire truck, tractor and more, as well as
meet the community helpers who drive them. Bring cameras.
Performing catchy songs from two CDs of original kids music,
Super Stolie sings, plays guitar, ukulele, harmonica and other
percussion instruments. Her captivating shows always aim to engage
all the kids, from 2 to 10 years, and their families as well.
Enter a tree house village filled with adventure and
imagination. Play, make believe, and become part of the trees'
ever-changing tale. The exhibition is comprised of six fun-filled,
educational tree houses, aimed at kids 2-10.
Children can immerse themselves in backstage preparation, perform routines in center ring or manage the behind-the-scenes action of lights and sound. Plus, try making a circus balance toy or dress up like a clown.
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
The Wonder Works exhibits are populated with a wide variety of
pretend sea life that can be part of your child's play. Search for
the plastic fish or whales in the Great Outdoors, adopt a farm
animal under the life-sized cow, build a zoo for the plastic
mammals in Build It, or identify the plush birds in the orchard.
New creatures are rotated in every month.