Every class at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has a different nature theme; examples include butterflies, apples, pumpkins and snow. Little nature-lovers can sing, take hikes, visit the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven and more. Kids learn and discover through coloring, puzzles, sensory and water tables. Parents or caregivers participate in each class with their child. Themes: Sept. 3 – Butterflies; Sept. 17 – Apples; Oct. 1 – Bats; Oct. 15 – Pumpkins; Nov. 5 – Fall Leaves; Nov. 19 – Turkeys; Dec. 3 – Animal Tracks; Dec. 17 – Snow.
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.
Exhibit features a child-sized laboratory where kids can explore how scientists impact health and wellness through hands-on, interactive machinery, processes and technology. A demonstration area of the exhibit will allow guest scientists and educators to perform fun and interactive scientific experiments appropriate for young children.
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.
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
The exhibit showcases the creative accomplishments and innovations of one of Chicago's native sons, Walt Disney, and the ongoing legacy of the company that bears his name. Features artifacts that have not been widely seen by the public, including drawings, props, costumes, artwork from classic Disney animation, theme park attractions, TV shows and live action films, plus items from contemporary Disney milestones. Hands-on, interactive stations bring Disney's technological breakthroughs in animation and motion pictures to life. Guests can try recording sound effects, explore Disney's revolutionary MultiPlane film camera and learn to draw some of their favorite Disney characters in the Animation Academy.
Explore some of the major scientific and technical advances of the last 100 years. This exhibit engages guests through a unique combination of experiences, including a 40-foot gesture wall. A short film inspires guests to think about humankind’s quest to build a better world and how technological progress is made possible. Explore the use of predictive models to understand complex phenomena like tsunamis and hurricanes, and learn how we innovate and share information to drive human progress.
Annual fair features carnival, livestock judging, arts and crafts, horse shows, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, farm zoo, exhibits, kids' entertainment, live music and food stands. Visit the website for a complete schedule of events.