Kids are invited to explore the Observatory and collect
goodies around every corner.
Start your Halloween off by making an eek-o-friendly mask out of
cereal boxes and learn about some of our favorite Halloween
critters: bats, rats, snakes and owls. Kids can choose to make a
butterfly, bird, owl or fox mask to take home.
Includes a concert with Little Miss Ann, trick or
treating, play, light food and drink, Halloween games and more. For
more info and to register visit www.littlebeanscafe.com
McCormick Place's Lakeside Center will be transformed into
a huge Halloween Party with trick or treating around the sponsor
booths, D.J. playing music, a kid zone complete with bounce houses
and games. Costumes encouraged, but not required.
Includes glitter tattoos, activities, popcorn, treats and music.
Shoes are not permitted; please wear socks.
Travel back to 1893 and experience the excitement of the White
City. Digital technology will bring the World's Fair to life.
Visitors will see items that thrilled fairgoers 120 years ago
including large taxidermied animals, fully articulated animal
skeletons, and ancient fish from Wyoming's Green River fossil bed.
Using an iPad application, visitors can explore many items from the
World's Fair still hidden in the Museum's vaults and will also get
an overview of the Museum's history and the personalities who
helped shape this institution.
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.
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.