Includes a live birds of prey demonstration by the staff
of Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn. See raptors such as
hawks and owls up close and learn about their fascinating lives.
Kids and families can explore a different theme every Tuesday
and learn something new about our nation's military history. June
3: Combat Communications. See and learn about different
communication equipment from the museum's Education Collection and
use WWII replica radios to communicate. June 10: Smells Like
History. Take a whiff from the scent bottle and try to identify the
smell. June 17: Learn how soldiers' protective helmets have changed
through the years and try them on. June 24: What's New in WWII?
Learn about scary, scandalous and sweet new inventions of the
1940s, then help the scientists create something "silly" to bring
Includes music and other interactive entertainment.
Kids make birthday cake flavored candy barque, chocolate bowls created using balloons (perfect for ice cream sundaes!) and birthday cake pops.
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.
Outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can immerse
themselves with hundreds of live tropical butterfly species from
around the world. A field guide is
available to help visitors identify dozens of species in the
exhibition. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through
a window into the pupa emergence room.
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.