Find out which of your favorite sugary treats grow on trees and
other plants then play some fun candy garden games.
One-of-a-kind show features a cast of performers hand-selected
from around the world. The cross-cultural spectacle incorporates
pop and hip-hop music for a modern take on the traditional circus
act. Performances include Caribbean dancers; Irina Markova's comedy
dogs; contortionists; and teeterboard acrobatics. Visit
http://www.universoulcircus.com for information.
Come in your PJ's for hands-on math challenges including
creating mystery clocks and building a zoo animal zip line. Each
participant receives a goody bag filled with math manipulatives and
activities to keep the math party going at home.
Explore easy vocabulary and early literacy skills in a dual
language environment. Sing a song in English and Polish and read
along with some favorite stories in both languages.
Morgan Park Academy is bringing a global movement to
educate girls and change the world home to Chicago with an
International Day of the Girl screening of Girl Rising, a
groundbreaking feature film that spotlights the stories of nine
unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances.
New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the
Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a
collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an
Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures.
Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out
and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share
your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a
library-wide scavenger hunt.
Features supersized animatronic dinosaurs, including
favorites like Stegosaurus and Triceratops, as well as obscure
dinosaur species with unusual characteristics, like feathers.
Shantungosaurus-the largest dinosaur to walk on two legs-stands at
more than 20 feet tall and 50 feet long in Roosevelt Fountain, and
a tented showcase highlights the most recent paleontological
findings that birds evolved from dinosaurs. In addition, guests
will learn how dinosaurs are relevant to today's world and how
changes in climate may have led to their extinction, plus about
prehistoric flowers and plants .
Brand new exhibit is dedicated to the special animals in our
lives. Kids can become their favorite animal, crawl in, out and
around a child-sized pet home, and share stories about the pets in
their life. Parents can learn the benefits of pets and pet play,
and access resources for choosing appropriate family pets.
The exhibit transforms seven beloved and
award-winning picture books - "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," "The
Snowy Day," "Where's Spot?" "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," "Chicka
Chicka Boom Boom," "Abuela," and "Tuesday" - into
three-dimensional, bilingual play and learning environments.
A new permanent exhibit, reinventing the museum's
current "Play Library" exhibit as a pretend bookstore. Features a
reading loft, various reading nooks, and a changing array of
children's books and periodicals. Also includes a variety of
activities to promote literacy.