Guests get a fresh and dynamic look at our energy choices
and steps we can take to create a more sustainable and
environmentally friendly energy future. Activities include:
Ride a bike and convert mechanical energy into electrical
energy; crank a hand generator and activate an array
of "plasma trees"; feel the difference in energy
demand among a range of light bulbs. The keystone is
the Future Energy Chicago simulation, where
guests compete in teams, and rotate through five games in
which players design an energy efficient future car and house,
improve tomorrow's neighborhood, and reinvent Chicago's
transportation and power generation systems.
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.
Exhibition highlighting the culture of illustration through the
talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to
the Geneva community. Features well-known artists such as Daws
Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters,
along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic
Blackberry Farm will be decorated in the spirit of pumpkin
season. A picnic area will feature an assortment of pumpkins for
purchase, and a decorating station with painting supplies is
provided. Plus, carousel rides, hay wagon rides and tours on the
"Pumpkin Train." A magic show will be featured Oct. 13, with the
Trick-or-Treat Walk and Costume Contest on Oct. 20 (noon to 3
Breathe in the crisp fall air as you enter the zoo through a
cornstalk lined path, hear the crunch of the leaves underneath your
feet, listen to the children conquering the straw pyramid or
enjoy the sight of thousands of pumpkins on display.
Nature-made fall decorations, including pumpkins, gourds and corn
stalks, available to purchase.
During the day, The Fear-less Haunted House
is a lower scare lights-on guided tour.
Nature Museum biologists demonstrate the science behind why
things slime, creep and disappear. During this drop-by activity,
kids get to conduct experiments to make things glow, slime, float
or even disappear.
Take a terror-ific ride through the haunted woods aboard
the Flying Dutchman Railroad.
Enjoy the fall colors on three real steam railroads that
travel through the woods along the Indiana/Michigan border.
Hesston's Cider Shed offers fresh squeezed apple cider. Hayride
wagons also carry visitors around the museum's scenic 155-acre
Attractions include Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo, The Inflatable
Kidz Zone, Corn Cannons, Pig Race,s, Cow Train, Hay Rides, Pony
Rides, Corn Maze, Hay Maze, Corn Box, Hay Pyramid Flashlight Maze,
Zombie Safari Hay Ride, Zip-Line, Giant Inflatable Pillow Jumpy and
Bouncy Horses. Weekend nights, the farm reopens at dark for
the "Zombie Safari Hayride," along with the Flashlight Maize and