Exhibit challenges guests to communicate, move and live
like bugs at interactive stations. Live insects are featured
throughout the exhibition, plus larger-than-life robotic creatures
allow visitors to observe the often overlooked beauty and
complexity of the insect world.
Learn and connect to the history of the
Marathon race, inspired by the Battle of
Marathon (490 BC),
from the first Marathon race in the
1896 Athens Olympics to today. Includes section
on The Chicago Marathon. Children are invited to participate in a
Race for Pheidippides scavenger hunt to redeem a prize. Exhibit
coloring pages also available.
Includes Gingerbread Story-time, Tree Lighting Ceremony,
Gingerbread Man Hunt, Gingerbread House Contest, visits with Santa
in his Gingerbread House, Small Business Saturday, Gingerbread Boy
and Girl perusing town, and Complimentary Carriage Rides. For more
information, visit www.downtowndg.org or call (630) 725-0991.
The mansion served as the Nickerson's winter residence
during the late 19
th century, and the family spent every holiday season
in Chicago lavishly entertaining acquaintances, friends, and family
from near and far. During this tour, participants are transported
back to the winter months of 1899, where they discover through a
servant's eyes how the Nickersons celebrated the holidays. As
applicants to a position in domestic service, participants learn
the best methods for preparing plum pudding, how to prevent the new
electrical lights on the Christmas tree from catching it on fire,
Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the
conservatory's Elizabeth Morse Genius Children's Garden to
plant an imaginary garden, build a tropical habitat, help
water the plants, or read a book under the tropical canopy. Runs
through entire 2012.
Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience that fuses
innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with
hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any
other. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions,
today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has
been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that
examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny
and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles.
In a world where a trip to the Laundromat threatens to separate
Trixie from her beloved bunny, a girl needs a hero to help--Dad.
Can her parents understand what she's saying in time to rescue
Knuffle Bunny? Performances run Oct. 2, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.
Life on the farm is hard: too much work, not enough sleep,
and no time for swimming. And who put Farmer Brown in charge,
anyway? When the chores get out of control, it's time for a
charismatic young Duck to run for office. Performances are at 11
a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from Oct. 20-Nov.
Join Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, a handsome Prince,
and two selfish stepsisters in Rodgers and Hammerstein's most
beloved tale. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 31.
In 1905, newlyweds Jim and Della lovingly sacrifice their
greatest possessions and find a holiday treasure in this
family-friendly show. Performances run Nov. 17-Dec. 23.