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.
Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other
documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy
makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers
and Cracker Jack.
See model trains loop around a holiday-themed track. Santa has
his own car. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.
A display of over 20 trees decorated by groups in the
community, plus live animal presentations and tours on
Ride Santa's Candy Cane Express in enclosed or open
railroad coaches on a two-and-half mile railway line through the
woods and past lakes and farm fields and visit
with Santa in the vintage-1900s caboose.
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.
Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win.
Fill out an entry form at the main office.
Someone is trying to foreclose on Mother Gooseland in this
humorous twist on a fairytale classic. Performances are Nov. 10-21
at Lewis University in Romeoville; Nov. 29-30 at North Central
College in Naperville; and Dec. 5-7 at the Museum of Science and
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.
Max the Dog narrates this classic holiday tale that will
entertain the whole family as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose
heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away
from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday
spirit. Peformances run Dec. 5-16, 2012.