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.
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.
Search for gnomes in the Children's Garden using your best "I
Spy" skills. Checklist provided.
Take a wintertime tour of the museum grounds, decorate two
sugar cookies, and sip on toasty hot chocolate. Runs Dec. 1-Jan.
Join Professor McBumble and his group of rag tag actors as they
present three different fairy tales with an anti-bullying message.
Updated adaptions of Little Red Ridinghood, The Ugly Duckling &
Three Billy Goats Gruff are performed in this world premiere
musical. "It's not cool to be cruel!" "It's so lame to call people
names!" are just a few of the lesson taught in this important show.
Performances are from Oct. 2-May 2 at locations throughout Chicago
and the suburbs. Check website for venue dates and times.
Barrel of Monkeys, a Chicago-based arts education theater
ensemble, conducts creative writing workshops with
3rd-5th grade students in underserved Chicago Public Schools
and turns their stories and words into professionally-performed
theater, presented both in-school - and for the general public
through its weekly revue. The line-up changes each week by audience
vote - so no two shows are ever the same. The Monkeys' all-musical
revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Behind the [Monkey] Music plays March
2 - 31.
Classic story runs from Jan. 15-March 5.