Meet scientist Jim Holstein as he shares meteorite specimens
from the museum's collection, then stop by the art studio to make a
piece of art that is out of this world.
Bring the stroller along to explore the exhibits, then let the
little ones get hands-on experience as they explore and discover
nature during a 20-minute playgroup. Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20,
Composer and trumpeter Orbert Davis and his CJP Chamber Ensemble
present a family-friendly concert of the Emmy-winning music from
the television documentary "DuSable to Obama", complete with video
highlights and audience participation.
The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble will
present the first live performance of artistic director Orbert
Davis' Emmy-winning score to the WTTW television
documentary. Special events include a shorter
family-friendly matinee, ideal for children aged 7 and up, on Feb.
16 at 2 p.m.
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.
Visitors become space adventurers and set off on a journey to
discover the Universe in a way never done before. Travel a billion
light-years and back, fly through space, orbit the Moon, zoom into
a canyon on Mars, and soar through the cosmic web where a million
galaxies shower down. The experience was created utilizing real
telescopic data and the best scientific imagery.
The longest-running exhibition of African-American art in
the U.S. features more than 100 dynamic works of art from amateur
and professional African-American artists from around the
personal history and
his role as
the sole inspiration and
artistic talent behind
Peanuts and its
unique cast of
characters. Through original
Peanuts ephemera, guests see
and evolved. Schulz's
Santa Rosa, Calif. studio,
the first time,
allows for a
deeper look into
his work and life.
families have a
own Schultz-like creativity
with activities like making
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.
If you're looking for an alternative to skating at
Millennium Park this winter, look up. Way up-94 stories, to be
exact. Touted as the World's Highest Ice Skating Rink, the 94th
floor of the John Hancock Center gives ice skaters a bird's-eye
view of the city and the lake.
At 20 feet by 45 feet, the rink is probably too small to
be your solo destination of the day, but paired with a trip to see
the view from the Hancock, it's a nice way for kids to burn off
energy while parents enjoy the great view. And because it's
synthetic ice, skaters stay warm and don't get wet.
The rink is scheduled to be open for skating from 9
a.m.-11 p.m. through April 18. A 25-minute skate session costs $6
(in addition to the cost to get into the Hancock Observatory). You
can bring your own skates or rent some there for a