Event features children's activities including pony rides,
tie-dying t-shirts, blacksmith demonstration, games of skill and
valor, puppet show, and storytelling. Treat yourself to homemade
soup, bread and dessert. Enjoy live music and home-baked
Gently used children's clothing and toy resale.
A national event that celebrates reading and
Star Wars. Features games,
trivia, prizes, and more, and a select handful will have author
signings and/or visits from the costumed characters. Special guest
is Dave Dorman, who has done art for comic books and trading cards.
Takes place at Barnes & Noble.
The new Railway Garden, a G-gauge model railway running through
a 2.5 acre site, opens April 30. Visitors enter through a 1920s-era
railway depot to see trains running through a garden of miniature
plants, water features and a variety of landscapes. May 1 through
Visitors can walk inside the two-story silo and turn the crank
of a silage machine, watching "corn plants" delivered to the top of
the silo. Plus, learn about the history of silos and silage, build
miniature silos with building blocks simulating wood, brick and
metal and much more.
See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to
transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where
imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.
Kids enter artist Gino Severini's interpretation of trains by
role-playing engineer, passenger or conductor in a child-size train
and look for objects in an eight-foot wide "hidden pictures" mural
of artist Don Stewart's "Steam Train." Plus, enjoy specially
designed wooden train tables and a huge new interactive crane.
The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a
Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the
design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The
bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning
opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional
representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.
Take a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of magic and
its historic roots in Chicago. Features a multimedia object theater
experience, artifact display and live performances. Discover the
tricks of the trade and witness Chicago's magical past reappear
before your very eyes.
A special exhibit on the history of Girl Scouting, with
special focus on Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park. Celebrate
the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl
Scouts of the USA.