Discover bugs that live in our area and beyond. Dig in dirt for real bugs and worms, hunt for plastic bugs in the Great Outdoors exhibit, meet some live insects, make a bug collage, and get ideas for studying bugs at home.
Meet two rising stars in the Kid Lit world—before their books are published. Kelly Barnill, author of The Witches Boy, and Elana K. Arnold, author of The Question of Miracles, join us for a special breakfast/snack event to discuss their work. Registration includes a free advance reading copy of one of the books.
Exercise alone or with your children 3 and up. Playland Attendant on site for Children under 5. All first-time attendees recieve a Health & Fitness Goodie Bag. Bring a towel, water and a mat.
Try out some goofy faces, learn a wacky walk or build an arsenal of original knock-knock jokes. Once your material is ready, it's time to hit the stage and showcase your best bits at the Children's Museum's own comedy club.
Exhibit highlights the longtime rivalry between the fans of these two storied teams. This cultural history exposé covers all the bases of the crosstown rivalry to examine concepts of loyalty and fandom through videos of each team’s colorful supporters; interviews with former players, sports journalists and broadcasters; and fan souvenirs and ephemera.
Exhibit commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970's Saturday morning cartoons that featured positive black characters for the first time in television history. It was the first time that cartoons like Josie And The Pussy Cats, Kid Power and Star Trek featured strong, positive black female characters. It was also the first time that black people like Bill Cosby and Berry Gordy led the development of animated television programming featuring black characters.
A live show that takes adventurous space explorers on an
immersive tour of the Solar System. Set in the future,
Destination Solar System flies audiences
from one end of the Solar System to the other in under 30 minutes,
from sizzling solar flares on the Sun to liquid methane lakes on
Saturn's moon, Titan. Passengers can travel hundreds of millions of
miles in just seconds on an adventure-filled tour led by Jesse, an
enthusiastic, knowledgeable yet "green" tour guide, and MAX, a
highly advanced, fully integrated onboard computer.
Travel back to 1893 and experience the excitement of the White
City. Digital technology will bring the World's Fair to life.
Visitors will see items that thrilled fairgoers 120 years ago
including large taxidermied animals, fully articulated animal
skeletons, and ancient fish from Wyoming's Green River fossil bed.
Using an iPad application, visitors can explore many items from the
World's Fair still hidden in the Museum's vaults and will also get
an overview of the Museum's history and the personalities who
helped shape this institution.
Exhibit explores animals and plants as machines built for
survival, complete with pumps, pipes, insulation, motors, springs,
and intelligence gathering devices. Using real specimens, life-like
models, amazing video footage, and interactive displays, the
exhibition investigates how cheetahs run so fast and fleas jump so
far; how the bite force of an extinct fish made it a top predator;
how a toucan stays cool in the jungle; how a Venus fly trap detects
its next meal; and how many other organisms function as machines in
order to survive, move, and discover. Presented in English and
Special exhibit showcases 80 rarely displayed artifacts from the
museum's extensive collection in honor of the museum's 80th
anniversary. These artifacts, carefully selected by MSI curators,
will ignite guests' memories from past exhibits but many will be
revealed for the first time.