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Open House Chicago Studio

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

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 CAF.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

PianoForte Family Series: “The Story of Babar”

PianoForte Studios | Chicago, Ill.

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 narration.

When: 3 p.m.
Cost: $5

Pockets, Seasons, Rhymes & Reasons

Evanston SPACE | Evanston, Ill.

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.

When: 2-4 p.m.
Cost: $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door

13 Terrors

Theater on the Lake | Chicago, Ill.

Terror reigns at the eerie Theater on the Lake as visitors confront evil clowns, a spinning vortex and creepy mausoleum filled with deadly ghouls.

When: 7-10 p.m.
Cost: $10

UniverSoul Circus

Union Park | Chicago, Ill.

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
Cost: $16-$35

Spooky Stories

Women and Children First | Chicago, Ill.

FREE  

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.
Cost: Free

Ready, Pet, Go!

Chicago Children's Museum | Chicago, Ill.

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

80 at 80

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

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.

Cost: Free with admission

Future Energy Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

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.

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Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, Ill.

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.

Cost: $9, $7 kids 3-11, plus admission
 







 
 
 
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