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 summer long fun festival featuring interactive activities, arts and crafts and games for kids. Highlights include daily appearances by Wiggleworms instructors at 10 a.m., daily reading circle at 11 a.m. and Movement Music Mondays at 1 p.m.
A showcase of the Past, Present & Future of Hoosier Agriculture. Dow AgroSciences and the Indiana State Fair Commission are proud to dedicate the Great Indiana State Fair to the families who make it happen: The Year of the Farmer. Enjoy endless entertainment and educational experiences. Visit www.indianastatefair.com for schedule of events.
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.
Use shape viewers to search for triangle trees, heart shaped leaves, and square stems, and discover the kind of nature scene collage can you make using basic shapes.
Famous artists Monet, van Gogh and Georgia O'Keefe were all inspired by nature. Look at pictures of famous nature art, and make your own water-lily masterpiece to take home.
Get close to nature and discover where food comes from with activities. Learn about plant parts, the life of a bee, different types of seeds, how to plant a rainbow garden, worm composting and more.