Celebrate Open House Chicago with CAF! Using LEGO bricks and
imagination, kids can build the city of their dreams based on the
historic 1909 Chicago plan by Daniel Burnham. Young architectural
enthusiasts can build model skyscrapers, create new spaces and
design the next greatest city in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio at
Kids of all ages will love the musical retelling of two
fun and beautiful French tales. Toys come to life and a cardboard
solider falls for a doll in "The Toy Box," Claude Debussy's playful
love story. And a classic children's book, The Story of Babar, is
colorfully depicted with Francis Poulenc's interpretation of the
lovable elephant's adventures. Solo piano with English
Wendy & DB celebrate the debut Children's Music CD "Pockets,
Seasons, Rhymes & Reasons" with lots of surprises in the
celebration. Along with Wendy & DB with their guitars, Geoffrey
Lowe will be on Bass, Dennis Calito on Percussion & Dean
Rolando on Piano. A portion of the proceeds will go to VH1 Save The
Music to help fund school music programs.
Terror reigns at the eerie Theater on the Lake as visitors
confront evil clowns, a spinning vortex and creepy mausoleum filled
with deadly ghouls.
Join Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher nervous about his first
day of teaching. As he tries to relax by watching TV, various
characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the
set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and
music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as Just A Bill,
Inter-planet Janet, and Conjunction Junction.
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.
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.
Visit the haunted bookstore and hear some spooky stories
from Miss Linda and play some spooky games with Miss Mack.
Terrifying treats will be served.
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 .