Move, play, and sing with Lily Emerson, the Nature Museum's Camp
Artist in Residence, in this special family workshop exploring the
sounds of the season. Help Lily write lyrics for a new song
celebrating nature in winter and play along to the tune with your
own, newly-created musical instrument. Be sure to bring your
holiday trash (wrapping paper, boxes, cards, etc.) to decorate your
instruments and create trash-to-treasure recycled thank you cards.
Runs from 11 a.m.-noon Dec. 26-28.
Fast-paced comedy show for the whole family. It's
improvisational comedy played as a sport by members of the World
Comedy League. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make
up scenes, games and songs on the spot. The audience votes for the
winners, a referee calls the fouls and they even play the national
anthem before each match.
Exhibit showcases the different cultural
winter celebrations celebrated in Chicagoland
including: Chinese New Year, Diwali, Filipino
Simbang Gabi, German
Silvester, Latvian Winter
Wigilia and Swedish Saint Lucia Day. The winter traditions
are displayed in five separate
locations. The CCA and its Core
Members are also hosting exhibit related
events, including tours of Core Member sites, cultural
performances, holiday bazaars, cooking classes and family
One of the tallest jugglers working brings his amazing tricks
and skills including a unicycle, audience involvement and juggling
Come into the library and create new accessories for the new
year. Make a perfect pair of felt bow hair clips or a bowed head
band to ring in the New Year in style.
Fun activities include a winter-themed craft, raffles,
giveaways, and more.
New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the
Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a
collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an
Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures.
Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out
and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share
your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a
library-wide scavenger hunt.
Kids examine extraordinary features of Greek and Mayan
architecture as they play and learn in entirely new ways. Re-create
the famous pyramids at Chichen Itza using building blocks and
stones or construct a version of the Acropolis. Using interactive
components, children can place themselves among mythological icons
of ancient times or use costumes and props for exciting dramatic
The exhibit transforms seven beloved and
award-winning picture books - "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," "The
Snowy Day," "Where's Spot?" "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," "Chicka
Chicka Boom Boom," "Abuela," and "Tuesday" - into
three-dimensional, bilingual play and learning environments.
A new permanent exhibit, reinventing the museum's
current "Play Library" exhibit as a pretend bookstore. Features a
reading loft, various reading nooks, and a changing array of
children's books and periodicals. Also includes a variety of
activities to promote literacy.