Exhibit challenges guests to communicate, move and live
like bugs at interactive stations. Live insects are featured
throughout the exhibition, plus larger-than-life robotic creatures
allow visitors to observe the often overlooked beauty and
complexity of the insect world.
Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other
documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy
makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers
and Cracker Jack.
Interactive learning centers include a barn slide, apple
orchard and chicken coop. Maggie, a life-sized
fiberglass milking cow sponsored by Golden Oaks Farm in Wauconda,
will be the focus of the new exhibit. Maggie is over five feet tall
and features a working udder that recirculates the water that
Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win.
Fill out an entry form at the main office.
If you're looking for an alternative to skating at
Millennium Park this winter, look up. Way up-94 stories, to be
exact. Touted as the World's Highest Ice Skating Rink, the 94th
floor of the John Hancock Center gives ice skaters a bird's-eye
view of the city and the lake.
At 20 feet by 45 feet, the rink is probably too small to
be your solo destination of the day, but paired with a trip to see
the view from the Hancock, it's a nice way for kids to burn off
energy while parents enjoy the great view. And because it's
synthetic ice, skaters stay warm and don't get wet.
The rink is scheduled to be open for skating from 9
a.m.-11 p.m. through April 18. A 25-minute skate session costs $6
(in addition to the cost to get into the Hancock Observatory). You
can bring your own skates or rent some there for a
Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience that fuses
innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with
hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any
other. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions,
today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has
been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that
examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny
and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles.
Buddy follows the journey of a young
African-American orphan as he searches for his father. Clues kept
in a suitcase lead him to adventures in Depression-era Michigan,
where he finds community among a group of jazz musicians and,
ultimately, an unexpected sense of home. Performances are
Jan. 12-Feb. 24, 2013.
This third installment continues the marriage of classic
literature to music. Students will be introduced to Blues concepts
along with other contemporary music. Playwright J. e Franklin
reconstructs timeless fables about morals and values that stimulate
critical thinking in a setting filled with music, fun, and
laughter. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday from Oct.
29-June 14. Summer performances are June 24-Aug. 2.
Teenage DeShawn goes from making exceptional to poor grades in a
matter of months due to the violent death of his best friend and
the break-up of his family. Presented in collaboration with the
University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative, this performance
examines the need to recognize signs of depression in youth due to
family disintegration and violence. Performances run Oct. 29-June
Running Jan. 14-18, this performance follows the dramatic
story of Harriet Tubman, a slave off of a Maryland plantation whose
bravery took her across the lands to freedom. Her route later
became known as the famous Underground Railroad, which is now
familiar to all as the passage used by hundreds of people to escape