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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.