Enjoy a nature-inspired story, followed by a craft and a snack.
For children 3 - 6 w/adult. Jan. 2 and 16; Feb. Feb. 6 and 20.
This special exhibit features the Apatosaurus, one of the
largest land animals that ever existed. View an Apatosaurus
skull and leg bones, see how you measure up to an Apatosaurus leg
and footprint, touch a fossilized dinosaur bone and coprolite and
Forts are the perfect place for pretend stakeout areas and
secret society meetings. Use couch cushions, upside-down
tables, doors, headboards-even stairs that go nowhere!-to create a
cool and cozy space that's all your own.
Exhibit looks at the many ways Native Americans tell the history
of their people through visual and oral traditions. It contains
more than sixty artifacts from tribes throughout the United States
and Canada, including an Ojibwe drum, Winnebego jingle dress and
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.
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.
Includes hands-on elements that teach children about the
role of transportation in their lives. The exhibit includes an auto
repair shop, a train station with caboose, flight simulator and
airplane cockpit, wind tunnel, and bicycles on stands. The exhibit
will also help develop map-reading skills, teach the elements of
flight, and help children recognize street signs. In addition, a
G-scale model train will run above the children's department desk
all year. The exhibit also includes information on energy
efficient ways to travel.
With small solar lights to guide their way, hikers, skiers and
snowshoers traverse the Solar Lit Trails at Pleasant Valley,
Woodstock (half mile beginner loop) or Hickory Grove Highlands,
Cary (1 mile intermediate loop).
Take a wintertime tour of the museum grounds, decorate two
sugar cookies, and sip on toasty hot chocolate. Runs Dec. 1-Jan.