Includes Kids Fest Stage, face painting, chess wizards, Lego robotics, bounce house, arts & crafts stations, hair streakin, nail painting, Mary Macaroni and origami.
Face painting, tattoos, glittertoos and frame making will keep kids busy, while Kidville’s signature “Rockin’ Railroad” band will keep them moving and grooving. July 26-27.
Take a break in Kidville-sponsored children’s tent with face painting, tattoos, glittertoos and frame making, plus Kidville’s signature “Rockin’ Railroad” band.
Programs about growing and using a variety of kitchen garden
herbs. Herb Discovery Carts will be set up to introduce visitors to
the herbs and edible flowers they can grow in their own gardens. An
herbal expert will staff a display and answer herb gardening
questions throughout the weekend. A number of family-friendly
activities will be set up to help teach the difference between
herbs and spices, including "Sniff and Guess," planting an herb
seed and making a plant label to go with the seed and making a
dried herb mix to take home to make an herb butter. The youngest
kids can use cups and spoons in the "Herb Sandbox" to find dried
petals and herbs in small tubs. Vendors will offer plants and
herbal products for sale. Visitors can take an herb seedling home
(while supplies last).
Bring a picnic to the Praireview patio any time after 7 p.m., and enjoy a dessert provided by the Center. Then learn about fireflies through activities and observation. Bring a blanket and wear long sleeves and pants instead of insect repellent.
After a short story about butterfly traits and a quick craft, set out on a butterfly adventure. Dress for a short hike off the trail and games outside.
Learn about a butterfly's stages and appetite on this butterfly hunt in the heart of the prairie's ecosystem. July 26 and Aug. 10.
See the skating stars of tomorrow at this United States Figure Skating sanctioned competition which draws more than 250 participants across the Midwest and beyond.
A day of interactive performances, collaborative art making, and ‘live literature’ experiences exploring the role of words and language in contemporary art and culture. Features partnerships with the local literary community, including a book fair representing Chicago’s small press printing scene organized by the Printers’ Ball. Local artists who use text and word in their work lead innovative art experiences, including Matt Austin’s basketball game with crumpled paper and discarded writing. Visitors can participate in workshops led by Chicago Slam Works and the Write Club and contribute to a collaborative chalk drawing on the museum’s plaza with Robbie Q. Telfer of Encyclopedia Show. The day concludes with a silent film screening in the MCA sculpture garden.
Miss Jamie and her puppet friends from the farm will take the audience on a magical barnyard adventure in a sing-along, dance-along show that's fun for kids and grownups alike. Lawn seating; chairs and blankets welcome.