Includes fall crafts, games, face painting, treats, a cookie/candy walk and bobbing for donuts. Costumes are optional (nothing scary or violent please) or come as you are.When: 3-5 p.m.
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.When: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Circus In The Parks, featuring Chicago's Midnight Circus, a high-flying assortment of acrobats, aerialists, clowns, contortionists and even a dog tours Chicago parks under a brand new purple and blue little big top. To purchase tickets visit www.CircusInTheParks.org.When: 2 and 5 p.m. Oct. 19; 1 and 4 p.m. Oct. 20
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.When: Check website for schedule
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.When: 5:30-6 p.m.
Sponsored by Chicago Parent Media, Babies R Us, Enfamil, Mabels Labels and The Bump. Order tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7580051137When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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.When: 6 p.m.
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.Cost: Free with admission
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.Cost: Free with admission