The Oak Park Conservatory will be open on Nov. 22 from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. and on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for Thanksgiving.
Special festivities include live carolers, a festive holiday
tree-lighting and a performance by the Chicago Jazz junior
synchronized skating team.
Come for amazing science demos and seasonal arts and crafts.
Kids enjoy a day of crazy science camp while parents shop.
One of the Chicago area's largest and most spectacular
holiday light displays, encompassing a 1.8-mile drive-through
course. Features larger-than-life holiday characters,
children-oriented figures, and mythical creatures, plus
architectural lighting. A special visit from Santa
takes place on Dec. 7-9, 15-16 and 21-23.
Adjacent to Macy's in the fountain will be giant ornamental
display. The three holiday trees display light shows set to music.
A walk-through tree will be located near the Koi Pond. As you
approach, the lighting changes. There will also be a skating rink
near Bloomingdales that launches Nov. 17 (weather permitting). The
price to skate per person is $12 and $10 if you bring your own
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.
A new traveling exhibit created by Children's Museum of
Pittsburgh that links familiar childhood objects to a process of
manufacturing that combines people, ideas and technology. Inspired
by the factory tour segments from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the
exhibit offers hands-on activities using real factory tools and
machines to create objects including crayons, a baseball bat and a
matchbox car, just to name a few.
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.