Community celebration in the Little Village neighborhood
features food, live music, arts & crafts and activities for
kids and families.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by building piñatas, which are a type of
enrichment that many animals from meerkats to mongoose to tigers
love to tear apart in hopes of finding treats inside. Create
piñatas for your favorite zoo animals and then head out into the
zoo to watch them tear the piñatas to pieces.
This event offers girls the chance to capture their own special
travel moments with their My American Girl doll during her spring
and summer breaks. Includes a delicious meal, fun journaling
activities, and a special American Girl book to take home.
Reservations required. April 4, May 16, June 6.
Concert for kids.
A family-focused open house loaded with live entertainment, crafts, activities, and delicious food from some of the city's favorite dining spots. Ralph's World performsn, as well as Chicago's hip-hop performance artists Q Brothers and Nili Yellin, the Storybook Mom. Family movement sessions led by Mind Art Core Pilates Performance, face painting, crafts, and other activities. Food and beverages provided by Shaw's Crab House, Glazed & Infused Doughnuts, Big Star, Eli's Cheesecake Company, RM Champagne Salon, and PepsiCo. Purchase tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/639994.
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.
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.