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.
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.
Journey to the wildest places on the globe, the Polar Regions,
Oceans, Rain Forests, Mountains and Caves and Savannas. Explore an
arctic cabin and test your ability to stand living in an
ice-covered world. Descend into the deep in a 3-D submersible and
explore how life forms at varying depths, even coming face-to-face
with a great white shark! Identify incredible insects from the
Amazon while learning the benefits of biodiversity. Ascend into the
thin air of the Himalayas. Soar in a hot air balloon over the
Savanna, learning about the life of elephants and other
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.
A wide variety of original artwork will be on display and for sale. Enjoy the eclectic displays, live music and register to win the free art giveaway.
Event features movements and songs by the Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS and dialogic reading by WTTW’s tour manager, Mr. Brandon. Plus, interactive games that helps create excitement about reading. Following every 60 minute show, WTTW gives each child a bag comprised of special learning materials, resources for parents and caregivers, and a book. Check website for locations throughout the summer.
The WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van educates parents and children about proper nutrition and delivers that message in a fun, interactive, two-hour performance that includes stretching, dancing, singing, healthy food sampling, and one-on-one nutritional guidance and education. Each performance is lead by Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS and WTTW’s Mr. Brandon. Plus, an appearance and photo op with Arthur. Each event takes place within the "WTTW Kids Village" which has a stage area, sampling canopies, and a learning tent.
Families can discover how all of the ingredients for pizza and other foods are grown and cooked together as well as receive a special seed to take home.
Look around at all of the flowers in the Children’s Garden and find your favorite to paint.
The spectacle is choreographed to music and produced by award-winning Melrose Pyrotechnics. Watch from a lakefront boat cruise, Navy Pier’s South Dock or one of the Ferris wheel gondolas.